Easy Ashwagandha Tahini Balls - Just 3 Ingredients
There are tons of yummy recipes out there for herbal nutbutter balls. They will often have all kinds of wonderful ingredients, like coconut flakes, dried fruit, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, chia seeds etc. These recipes are definitely delicious and worth trying. But what if you want to whip something up quickly so you can take a consistent or recommended dose of a powdered herb daily and you don’t have a lot of time? Here is a recipe with just 3 ingredients that you can make in minutes.
· 7 tsp ashwagandha powder (or other herbal powder)
· ½ cup tahini (sesame paste)
· 2 tsp maple syrup (or to taste)
Mix all ingredients together. It should take on the consistency of cookie dough. Then roll into 7 balls. If you take one ball daily, you know you will have taken 1 tsp of ashwagandha powder (2 grams each according to my scale).
The amount of tahini and maple syrup are not as important as the amount of your powdered herb. If you need a bit more tahini, go ahead. Need it slightly sweeter? Add more maple syrup. If you need more of your powdered herb, measure it in by the tsp. That way if you add an extra tsp, you know you should roll out an extra ball from the recipe so that each ball still contains the desired dose. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat one ball daily.
You can use any seed or nutbutter you want. I chose tahini because sesame seeds are beneficial for hormonal balance and can help to regulate excess androgens for people dealing with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Plus, they basically taste like halva, which is a dessert I quite like!
My name is Jillian Bar-av and I am a registered herbalist and licensed nutritionist who works with busy women to help them have the energy to do what they love. I specialize in conditions that affect the reproductive system and urinary tract, such as PCOS and Interstitial Cystitis. I believe that it takes healthy people to create a healthy planet, and I want to make a difference for both.
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