These balls are a really great way to take fish oil. Especially for kids. You can get a full therapeutic dose of fish oil in one ball for children and two balls for adults which definitely beats swallowing six capsules!
In my clinic, I use a high potency fish oil for children with ADD, ADHD, asbergers and learning difficulties. The oil I use has quite a strong peppermint flavour and some children are happy to take it straight off the spoon while others won’t touch it! So, these choc mint balls are the perfect disguise and they are now one of my favourite treats to eat!
I also have an adult version of the mint flavour which is used to prevent age related cognitive decline and is great for boosting brain power!
And of course they work well with orange flavoured fish oil for an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging Jaffa Bite.
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons raw honey
3 tablespoons raw cocao
1.5 cup rolled oats
30ml mint flavoured fish oil
Desiccated coconut (no added sugar)
In a blender or stick mixer, blend the oats to make a fine powder
Add the cocao, coconut oil and honey and blend to combine
Mix in fish oil near the end – don’t blend too hard.
Roll into 12 balls and roll each ball in desiccated coconut.
Refrigerate to set. Store in fridge
*Each Brain Power Bite will provide approx. 2.5ml fish oil
If you don’t want to use fish oil in this recipe, just add more coconut oil or honey to get the right consistence and taste.
A note on fish oils
I use particular practitioner only oils as they are of a very high quality and are tested for heavy metals as well as rancidity. It is important when buying fish oils, to go for quality. Cheap fish oils often cause reflux or fishy burps – this is because the oil is rancid. Rancid fish oil is very bad for your health. When it comes to fish oil, avoid the bargain bulk tubs that seem too good to be true as they are probably, rancid, high in heavy metals and from fish caught by unethical and unsustainable practices.