Balls of Steel

Balls of Steel

In order to increase our iron consumption, we have created our ‘Balls of Steel’ – an afternoon snack packed with iron and vitamin C to assist in absorption. We’ve harnessed the health benefits of blackstrap molasses, one of the best dietary sources of iron, and used it to bind together a host of delicious and nutritious ingredients.

Makes 10  
Gluten free, Vegetarian

100g raw cashew nuts
75g dried apricots
75g dark chocolate chips (70% cocoa)
30g sesame seeds
50g blackstrap molasses
1 tsp vitamin C powder (gubinge or kakadu plum)

  1. Place apricots, cashew nuts and chocolate chips in TM bowl, chop for 3 seconds, speed 8.
  2. Add molasses, sesame seeds, vitamin C powder, mix for 20 seconds, speed 4. Using wet hands, form into balls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve as an afternoon pick-me-up. Steer clear of dairy, alcohol and caffeine when eating these, which can interfere with iron absorption.

Variation: Roll finished balls in cocoa or desiccated coconut. 

For a vegan and dairy-free option, use dairy free dark chocolate or replace chocolate with 6 pitted dates. Roll finished balls in unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder. 

To read more about the foods highest in iron, click here. 

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