Figs, almonds, and coconut are all healthy super-foods in their own rite. Figs, in particular, are an incredibly nourishing food, as well as a gentle and effective anti-parasitic and can help with elimination. Figs contain an enzyme called ficin that is a well known parasite remedy worldwide.
We created this "Treat-ment" as part of "The Fall Sessions" (as we move into Winter) so our group can start feeling the power of "food as medicine" in a delicious way. The anti-parasitic properties of these Figgy Fudge Balls will get things moving.
Our “Treat-ments” are recipes made with active foods that are beyond delicious and designed to optimize your health -— namely, releasing parasites and boosting immunity.
More on understanding our "Treat-ments" (and why some sugar is important) with expert Ann Louise Gittleman...
These recipes are a wonderful way to keep yourself healthy (so you don’t overindulge) over the holidays. Easy to make and share with friends and family! You can start with our Figgy Fudge Ball recipe below.
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How to Make Figgy Fudge Balls
NOTE: Always choose organic.
- 8 dried Figs
- 2 T. Almond Butter (exclude if not tolerated), or use Sun Butter
- 1 T. Coconut Oil
- 1 T. Shredded Coconut (optional)
- 2 T. Cacao Powder — use heaping tablespoons if you’d like extra chocolate flavor (exclude if not tolerated)
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Dash of Cardamom
- Optional: Dash of Ginger
- Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt, or unrefined sea salt
- 1 T. Grade “A” Maple Syrup (or 1 soaked date)
- ** Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon of Homemade Chai Mix to spice it up a notch and boost medicinal properties
- ** Optional: Add 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds to boost the fiber even more
- Soak the figs in a bowl of warm water with one drop of organic lemon essential oil for several hours, to soften and hydrate them, and to remove any residue from the fruit.
- Rinse well, until the water runs clear.
- Roughly chop up the figs, and place them into a food processor; pulse for a few seconds.
- Add the almond butter, coconut oil, shredded coconut, chocolate powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt.
- Pulse for about 10 seconds, stir, then pulse about 5 seconds more. The mixture should be well-blended and resemble fudge. Pulse longer if needed.
- Scoop out one tablespoon at a time onto a cookie sheet. You can avoid sticky hands if you use two spoons — one to scoop, then transfer to another spoon, dropping at the same time, onto the sheet.
- Sprinkle each piece with shredded coconut.
- Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for one hour to harden the fudge.
- After one hour, take the cookie sheet out of the refrigerator, and roll each ball in your hands, mixing the coconut into the ball.
- Give these Figgy Fudge Balls to people you love this Holiday Season, and most importantly, to yourself! Enjoy!
- ** NOTE: Don't leave out too long or they will turn to mush! Eat immediately after taking out of fridge.
- ** NOTE: Please drink plenty of fluids. This is a high fiber food. Remove nuts/chocolate if intolerant. Before adding new foods to your diet, consult with your health practitioner.
- ** NOTE: Please remember... when adding any new food, herb or spice to your diet or protocol, please be sure to check with your doctor if you are unsure. We are not practitioners we just share information from some of the health leaders we love and from personal experience. Everyone is so unique and we can't possibly know your background and health history. Choose what works for you. LLLM content is for your information only and not to replace any medical or psychiatric care.
Healing Properties of Figs
FIGS: Figs have amazing benefits and healing properties. They are high in digestive enzymes, and contain proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. They contain ficin, a proteolytic (protein-breaking) enzyme similar to papain in papayas and bromalain in fresh pineapple. In addition, ficin has some laxative effects. Together, the lignin and the ficin make figs (particularly dried figs) an efficient laxative food. They have a very high vitamin and mineral content, with significant amounts of Vit A, B, and C, and potassium, magnesium, and calcium. They are very high in fiber, and can therefore help with constipation. They also have anti-ulcer and anti-bacterial properties. Figs have historically been shown to pull toxins out of the body. They are very cleansing to the kidneys, and can pull obstructions from the liver, kidney, and gallbladder. They can also relieve inflammation in the kidneys and bladder. Because figs contain tryptophan, they can be helpful for insomnia. Fresh figs are available from June to September. Dried figs are great, too. Soak them in water and organic lemon essential oil to rehydrate them and to remove any traces of dirt or residue. Always choose unsweetened and organic.