So while everyone in my house has recovered from illness, it did offer me the opportunity to spend a little more time in the kitchen than usual. I ended up making some delicious broths, some soothing ginger, honey and lemon gummies for sore throats and these herbal fruit bites, which are great for colds and boosting the immune system. Like traditional bliss balls or energy bites, it’s simply a matter of tossing the ingredients in your food processor and rolling them into marble size balls ( about a tablespoon).
The addition of immune boosting and throat soothing herbs make this an easy way for children to get the benefit of herbs if they are reluctant to drink herbal teas. They are also a great way of giving your immune system a little boost if you feel you are on the verge of illness.
1/2 C. Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 C. Gluten free oats
1/8 C. Cacao nibs
1/8 C. Hempseeds
1 tsp. Echinacea root powder
1 tsp. Licorice root powder
2 tsp. Slippery elm bark powder
¼ tsp. Oregon grape root powder
2 T. Coconut oil
Place oats and dates in food processor. Mix till ingredients are combined and crumbly.
Add in all remaining ingredients.
Mix till combined and the dough sticks together when pressed in between fingers.
Using about a tablespoon of dough, roll into marble size balls.
Store in the refrigerator.