I absolutely adore figs and for good reason too. These little fruits are full of antioxidants, calcium, some B vitamins, potassium and are even high in fibre so they can help keep your bowel movements regular. These gems are also great for hormone balancing as they can help remove excess oestrogen from the body. Coated with tahini they become the ultimate hormone balancing treat as tahini is high in phytooestrogens which can further help keep your oestrogen levels balanced.
I decided to add carob to the mix as I was craving something chocolately but didn't want to be stimulated by cacao so opted for carob which is naturally caffeine-free. Carob is a great replacement for those suffering from anxiety and if you are avoiding stimulants but are a complete chocolate-lover.
6-8 dried figs (can be bought from local markets, health shops or from Faithful to Nature)
3 Tbs Coconut Oil (I used Crede Natural Oils Organic Coconut Oil)
3-4 Tbs Tahini (I used at Ohmega Nut Butters)
11/2 Tbs Carob powder (I used Nature's Choice)
Melt coconut oil on low heat in a small pot or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water
Add Tahini to pot and stir in until smooth and creamy.
Add Carob powder and stir in. Mixture should be thick and similar to nut butter. If too runny, add more Tahini.
Add more Carob powder to taste
Remove pot from stove and leave to cool for a few minutes.
Dip figs in the mixture and make sure entirely covered. Place on a plate or flat container. Do the same for the remaining figs.
Put in the freezer for 1/2 an hour then enjoy :)
Best kept in the freezer until you would like one then remove and let defrost for 2-5 mins before eating.
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