These Strawberry Coconut Luteal Balls are an easy, no-bake treat that tastes a little like strawberry shortcake. They’re gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and perfect for mixing up your seed cycling protocol (I know sunflower seeds on every salad can get a little boring).
Food is this doctor’s favourite hormone-balancing medicine. The foods you eat can act as powerful messengers, telling your hormones how to behave. When you choose the right foods you can actually promote healing and vitality, while the wrong foods can be detrimental to your health goals. I love prescribing seed cycling as an adjunct to individualized supplement and lifestyle hormone supportive protocols. Hormone balancing foods included in a seed cycling protocol: sesame seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds, are especially helpful for my female patients looking to optimize their hormone levels.
Seed cycling is safe, easy and my patients consistently report that it makes a difference in their overall hormonal health. There’s even a study from the the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism which shows that eating the seeds included in this seed cycling protocol results in an improve progesterone to estrogen ratio. The women who ate these seeds were also found to have longer luteal phases, which is often associated with a healthier hormonal cycle and regular ovulation.
I created this recipe for my new cycle syncing booking – coming out in the spring. While I originally intended to save this one for the book launch it was that was such a hit (and a great way to clear out those frozen strawberries leftover from summer) that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you gals. These balls contain a hefty dose of both tahini and sunflower seeds, making them the perfect additional to your luteal phase snack rotation. Happy cycling ladies, from this doctor’s kitchen (ps. to all my dudes reading, men can definitely eat these too, they won’t make you grow boobs, they’re just a lovely little snack).
Strawberry Coconut Luteal Balls
Just 1 of these tasty little treats gives you gals your daily dose of sesame seeds + sunflower to balance hormones in the second half of your cycle. Snack on these delicious strawberry coconut balls from day 14 - 28 of your cycle to support optimal hormone production and elimination in your luteal phase.
- 1 Cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 - 3 tbs honey (optional)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Desiccated coconut
Place all of your ingredients into a food processor and mix until your ingredients become a thick paste and form a ball. If the mixture looks dry add additional coconut oil or honey as needed. Use a spoon to scoop out 1-inch large balls and roll them in coconut flakes or sesame seeds to finish. Set for 1 hour in the fridge and store in the fridge for 1 week, or freezer for 1 month.