Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Seed Cycling Mixes (+ 10 Ways to Use Them)

Two easy-to-make seed cycling mixes that make seed cycling a breeze. Plus, 10 simple ways to put them to use!

Servings: 16 (2-Tbsp servings) Category: Snack Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Snack, Vegan Freezer Friendly 1 month Does it keep? 1 Month

Ingredients

FOLLICULAR MIX (flax + pumpkin)

  • 1/2 cup whole flax seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (organic when possible // we prefer hemp hearts)

LUTEAL MIX (sesame + sunflower)

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/2 cup hulled sesame seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (organic when possible)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (organic when possible // we prefer hemp hearts)

ADD-INS optional

  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs

FOR SERVING optional

  • Coconut yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Oats
  • Smoothies

Instructions

  1. To make Follicular Seed Cycling Mix: add whole flax seeds and raw pumpkin seeds to a small blender or food processor and pulse into a fine meal (see photo). Then add to a large mixing bowl with remaining ingredients (chia seeds, desiccated coconut, hemp seeds, and cacao nibs (optional)) and stir to combine. Transfer to a large jar, label, and store in the refrigerator up to 1 month, or in the freezer for 1 month or longer (seeds will stay fresher longer in freezer).

  2. To make Luteal Seed Cycling Mix: add whole sunflower seeds and sesame seeds to a small blender or food processor and pulse into a fine meal (see photo). Then add to a large mixing bowl with remaining ingredients (chia seeds, desiccated coconut, hemp seeds, and cacao nibs (optional)), and stir to combine. Transfer to a large jar, label, and store in the refrigerator up to 1 month, or in the freezer for 1 month or longer (seeds will stay fresher longer in freezer).

  3. These cycling mixes are best made fresh. I prefer making my Follicular Cycling Mix on Day 1 of menstruation and my Luteal Cycling Mix the day after ovulation (usually day 14).

  4. Find 10 ways to use the seed mixes in the post above!

Notes

*Recipe as written yields ~2 cups per follicular/luteal batch.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated for the luteal phase mix without optional ingredients.
*Nutrition information for a 2-Tbsp serving of the follicular phase mix without optional ingredients is as follows: Calories: 92, Fat: 7.6 g , Saturated fat: 2.1 g, Carbohydrates: 3.9 g , Sugar: 0.4 g, Sodium: 3.7 mg, Potassium: 125 mg, Protein: 3.4 g, Fiber: 3.0 g
*Base blend adapted from Feel the Lean.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 16 two-Tablespoon servings)

  • Calories: 98
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Potassium: 99mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3.3g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.2g

Full recipe here.

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Mandefiel Mamora

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