Make sure you use high-quality, soft Medjool dates, they taste the best and you can find them in any organic market. If they are not very soft, soak them briefly in hot water. Then remove the core.
I briefly roast the chopped almonds in the pan, but this is optional.
Then I mix all the ingredients in the Thermomix for 6 seconds at level 6. If you don't have one available, you can also mix everything well by hand. I would use gloves for this because the mass is very sticky. If the mixed mass is too dry, simply add a dash of water. The more water you use, the softer the balls will be.
Now you can form small balls from the mass and keep them in the fridge or even freeze them.
These energy balls are not only delicious, but also good for you.
Dates : From the completed 36th week of pregnancy, women are recommended to eat 5-6 dates per day to shorten and ease labour. While breastfeeding, they are a healthy alternative to sweets and prevent cravings.
Almonds : Rich in vitamins and nutrients, almonds promote development. They are not only healthy for you but also promote the development of your baby. They can also help with heartburn to bind the excess acid and the heartburn becomes more bearable. Many midwives also recommend almonds during breastfeeding as they are said to encourage milk flow.
Flaxseed : From the 35th week of pregnancy, 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed are recommended, as they have a positive effect on the mucous membranes of the vagina and gently prepare you for the birth. They also help against constipation, whereby it is important to ensure adequate fluid intake. In addition, flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and iron, all of which are important for you at the end of pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Oatmeal : Oatmeal gives you energy and vital substances. They are rich in fiber and minerals as well as vitamins. Above all, they are rich in potassium, phosphorus, iron and selenium and thus promote the development of your child. They promote digestion and support your immune system. They can also provide relief from annoying heartburn. While breastfeeding, they provide you with a lot of energy and protein and keep your blood sugar level stable.
Buckwheat : Buckwheat is said to help with both varicose veins and water retention. The pseudocereal supports your immune system, lowers blood sugar levels and can prevent inflammation. Buckwheat also offers mother and child important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and iron while breastfeeding and promotes a balanced diet.
Hemp Seeds : Hemp seeds are super healthy and contain many important nutrients that are good for you and your baby. These include omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iodine, phosphorus and potassium. They are a very good source of protein and have a positive effect on your intestinal activity due to their dietary fiber.
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