Made with seeds, chocolate, chilli and sea salt, the title says it all…. these are crazy good with the right amount of everything you might need when you are feeling a little crazy! Crazy bird cookies can help balance hormones and are full of nutrient-dense, grounding moreish goodness.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Ingredients are naturally rich in essential minerals. Salty taste in botanicals like parsley, nettles, seaweeds indicates the plants have a high mineral content.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Recipes are grain free. No grain diet can help reduce inflammation in people with chronic auto-immune diseases. AIP, Paleo, whole 30 some Low FODMAP diets.
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Crazy Bird Cookies
PREHEAT OVEN 350F / 175C. LINE a half sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease.
BLEND OR PROCESS sunflower seeds to make flour with a texture like fine breadcrumbs about 15-30 seconds depending on your machine. Caution if you over blend your flour will start to turn into a sunflower seed paste.
GRATE raw cacao paste or baking chocolate or finely chop some chocolate chips if that’s what you have.
MIX all the ingredients really well, breaking up clumps in sunflower flour with a fork
TASTE and adjust sweetness, spiciness, saltiness – to make sweeter add a tbsp sugar.
ROLL tablespoon-size scoops of crazy bird mix into balls and place on a lined sheet pan, press down to slightly flatten. You can garnish tops with sea salt, chilli flakes a sprinkle of sugar as you wish.
BAKE 15mins until golden
COOL on wire rack they will crisp and harden up a little as they cool
SERVE with whatever you fancy ~ a chamomile tea ~ hot chocolate ~ an espresso martini ~ a glass of red wine.
STORE in an airtight container once completely cooled.
*SUNFLOWER SEED FLOUR; blend or process sunflower seeds to make a medium flour 15 – 30 sec. SUBSTITUTE sunflower seeds for pumpkin seeds or a sustainable nut like hazelnut or almond if almonds are sustainable where you live?
PULP from your plant-based milk works great too break it up with a fork to a coarse flour.
*CHOCOLATE = Raw cacao paste or baking chocolate or chocolate chips grate some using a box grater or micro plane or chop up some choc chips – aim to buy fair trade chocolate and cacao.
SPICE IT UP by adding spices like cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin, cake, allspice, cardamom 1-2 teaspoons,
SWAP maple syrup with 2-3 tbsp sugar + 2-3 tbsp water
CONSIDER Organic – sunflowers can be a highly sprayed crop and genetically modified, aim to buy organic, non-GMO.