Rich in nutrients and fiber, these fruit balls are a healthy treat for kids of all ages and a great laxative. Serve with a glass of water, to further promote bowel movements. The recommended serving is 1-2 fruit balls, depending on your child’s age.
Makes approximately 16 x 3cm round balls.
💩 ½ cup pitted prunes (packed)
💩 ½ cup sultanas
💩 ½ cup raw almonds (see notes)
💩 ½ cup desiccated coconut
💩 ¼ cup ground flaxseed (or chia seeds)
💩 Grind ingredients in a food processor until it starts to come together into a sticky dough (avoid adding any water as this will decrease its shelf-life in the fridge).
💩 Shape into small (approx 3cm) balls.
💩 Roll each ball in some extra coconut.
💩 Store in the fridge. These will keep well in the fridge for at least a couple of months but probably will be eaten before then.
Whole raw almonds are best (organic or insecticide-free, if possible). Keeping the skin on the almond boosts fiber content to promote healthy bowel function (and also provides beneficial antioxidants). However, for kids that don’t like the texture of the nut, you can replace it with almond meal.
Nut-free: replace nuts with sunflower seeds, or half sunflower, half sesame seeds.