Flaxseeds are undoubtedly miniature powerhouses of nutrients – chock a block with protein, fibre, healthy fats, antioxidants and vital minerals. They are also one of nature’s best sources of lignans; phytoestrogens renowned for their potent hormone-balancing, anti-cancer and heart protective properties.

This healthy recipe provides an irresistible sugar and gluten-free alternative to traditional fudges.


  • 200g sesame seeds
  • 200g almonds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 7 tbsp. organic cold-milled flax seeds
  • 4 tbsp. tahini
  • 25g Xylitol
  • 150g plain unsweetened carob bars or 75% dark chocolate melted
  • 2 tsp organic virgin coconut butter

Method         (Makes 24 bars)    

  1. Place the sesame seeds and almonds in a food processor and blend until finely ground. Add the cinnamon and flax seeds and mix thoroughly.
  2. In a pan, melt together the tahini, coconut butter, xylitol and chocolate.
  3. Stir in the almond mixture and beat well to form a sticky paste.
  4. Press the mixture into a lightly greased and lined tin (approx. 30cm x 20cm) and chill in the fridge for two to three hours until firm. Cut into small bars and enjoy!
Original source: www.highernature.com/practitioners.
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Jackie Newson
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Jackie Newson , BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, is a nutritional consultant providing dietary analysis for recipes and menu plans and assess nutritional therapy students on line.
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