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Apricot & Goji Iron-Rich Bites

Apricot & Goji Iron-Rich Bites
Serves: 12 pieces
I’m all about food as medicine... Iron-rich bliss bites for you to boost those levels! I’m finding low-iron (not necessarily deficiency) is quite common in clinic. Note: studies show that vegans and vegetarians are no more likely to have iron-deficiency anaemia than omnivores. As iron can be a pro-oxitant, I’m not too quick to over-prescribe it as a supplement. Our body has no specific mechanism to rid itself of excess meat-based and supplemental heme-iron (versus plant-based non-heme iron). Yet all we ever hear about is high-dose iron supps that can often lead to constipation! So, for a healthy booster, try working these bliss balls into your snacks, perfectly paired with goji berries (and optional lemon juice) for vit C, which enhances absorption 🙂

Ingredients

For: 12 pieces
  • 1.5 cup desiccated coconut  (leave 1/2 c for rolling each ball into)
  • 1  cup raw cashews 
  • 1 cup sesame seeds 
  • 1/2 cup goji berries  (soaked)
  • 16  dried apricotss 
  • 1-2 tbsp. Natvia stevia or natural sweetener of choice 
  • 1/2-1 tsp. turmeric 
  • Pinch  black pepper 
  • Pinch  sea salt 
  • 2-3 tbsp. water  ​as​ ​needed or 1/2 lemon if you like it more tar

Instructions

  1. Process​ ​all​ ​dry​ ​then​ ​add​ ​wet​ ​ingredients.​ ​
  2. Blend​ ​until​ ​doughy.
  3. Roll​ ​into​ ​balls​ ​and​ ​then​ ​roll​ ​in ​desiccated​ ​coconut.
  4. Store​ ​in​ ​fridge​ ​for​ ​up​ ​to​ ​one​ ​week.

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