The ingredients in this slice are rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium, which are essential for progesterone production and may help to regulate menstruation, boost mood and reduce PMS. The dried figs, nuts and seeds are also rich sources of calcium and should be included regularly in the diet for optimal bone health and to support oestrogen production.
150g (1 cup) brazil nuts
160g (1 cup) almonds
160g (1 cup) pitted dates
7 dried figs
40g (¼ cup) chia seeds
Grated zest of 1 orange
Juice ½ orange
75g (½ cup) sunflower seeds
75g (½ cup) pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
3 tbsp cacao nibs
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until they start to come together as a batter. You may need to add a little more orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Spread onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and press out evenly. Smooth over with a spatula so that its nice and flat.
Leave in fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight. Lift off the tray and cut into 16 snack size pieces.
Store in airtight container in freezer for up to 3 months.
For a printable version, click here: Fruit Seed Slice
Adapted from Nourish Magazine, vol 6 no 5 2018