I recently made some immune boosting herb balls for a brunch potluck and got rave reviews! They are very easy to make and, in my opinion, are the most delicious way of ingesting herbs! (Though this is really only the case for ground roots and powders- don’t want any leaves sticking out of them!)
Here’s what’s in them:
16 oz nut butter (I used sunflower seed butter)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1.5 teaspoons Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
.5 teaspoon ground Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
1.5 teaspoons Cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 cup honey
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (plus 1/2 cup for rolling balls in)
3/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup raisins
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then form into balls and roll in coconut flakes!
I decided to focus on immune boosting herbs for these since there is a lot of illness going around, but there are a wide range of herbs that can be used! They are a really great way to get some healthy ingredients in kid’s bellies too.
Tip: Make for an event or function because they are dangerously delicious!