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Wally Balls AKA Allergy Busting Balls from The Nourish Me Kitchen

Dr. Erika Siegel has shared another great recipe from her book, "The Nourish Me Kitchen". Spring is here and pollen is everywhere. If you are suffering with seasonal allergies this recipe is great for building up immunity.

From Dr. Siegel, "These are named Wally Balls simply because my dear friend and recipe tester Lotti couldn’t read my sloppy handwriting and thought I wrote “Wally Balls” instead of “Aller- gy Balls,” and the name just stuck."

This is a simple combination of special ingredients that together can effectively calm an allergic response.

MAKES ABOUT 4 DOZEN MARBLE-SIZE BALLS

2 cups raw walnuts

1 cup dried cranberries (ideally sweetened only with apple juice)

1⁄2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1⁄4 cup raw local honey

2 tablespoons local bee pollen (see Notes)

 

DIRECTIONS:

1 Finely chop the walnuts in a food processor. Add the cranberries and pulse until the mixture is evenly granular and the cranberries are well incorporated. Add the coconut, honey and bee pollen and pulse again to mix. The mixture should now easily stick together when you pinch it.

2 Roll the mixture into balls the size of small marbles and set them on rimmed baking sheet. Place the sheet in the fridge or freezer until the balls firm up. Transfer them to an airtight container.

 

NOTES

Bee pollen is a powerful food and can cause an allergic reaction in those with sensitivities. To test for sensitivity, eat just one little granule and keep doubling the dose daily until you get to 8 granules. If no reaction occurs, you are good to go!

Besides helping with allergies, Wally Balls offer concentrated nutrition to keep your energy up, especially when it dips in the afternoon. Note that this recipe calls for locally sourced raw honey and bee pollen, which are most effective against reactions to your local pollen. You’ll need to test to see if you are allergic to them first. Please see the cautionary note above about bee pollen.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it would be ideal to start eating these balls at least one month before the season hits and keep going throughout allergy season, consuming three to five balls throughout the day either alone or in a smoothie. You can’t overdo them, so if you love Wally Balls, keep popping them all day long!

Interested in more of Dr. Siegel's recipes? Learn more and order her two volume book with over 300 natural recipes on Amazon.

Author
Dr. Eric Blake Medical Director of Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

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