31 days: Power Balls (No-Bake, candida-diet friendly)

Power Balls

a white plate with a brown, speckled ball made of nut butter, with one visible pumpkin seed.

One of the hardest parts of the candida diet is the sudden Hangries. Especially the first three days. Having something flavorful and filling to hand is a must. This recipe also helps sweep out the candida that's been starved & killed with supplements.

I feel like the original recipe started with this one, but it's been perfected for our tastes since then. I had to double it, and it didn't work well. So, here's ours.
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Power Balls (No-Bake)
The Formula:
2 cups nut butter
4 cups binder
1/2 cup sweetener syrup
3/4 to 1 cup fun chunky bits

Binders:
coconut flour
flax seed meal
nut meal
grain bran
seeds

Chunks:
Nuts
seeds
dried fruits
candy chips (chocolate, butterscotch, etc.)

Mix nut butter, binder, and syrup in a mixing bowl, or using the dough hook of your stand mixer. Stir in chunky bits. Refrigerate 15 minutes, then roll into balls of preferred size.

Candida-Cleanse friendly version!
2 cups almond butter (mine was the end of the jar, a little short of 2 cups and a bit dry, so I added a 1/4 cup coconut oil with great results. If your nut butter is dry, try that. They do get a bit loose when un-chilled though.)
1 1/2 cups coconut flour
1/2 cup nut meal (I used hazelnut)
1 cup flax seed meal
1 cup oat bran
1/3 cup agave syrup*
1/4 cup bee pollen (optional; I just had some to use up)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup walnut bits

* Agave syrup is not allowed in all versions of the diet, in part I think because of refined understanding of how agave syrup works in the body since some were written. You can make a xylitol syrup, or there are stevia syrups without alcohol in them, or you can use them dry, and in any of those cases you will need to adjust your proportions accordingly--maybe add some coconut or avocado oil to increase the wet portion a bit. Because of how big of a batch this makes, I decided the small amount of a very low-glycemic sweetener was worth the risk. I'd also venture to say, the 1/3 cup I used was almost too sweet for me.

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