All The Seeds Protein Balls (Seed Cycling)

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

No matter how many times I think I’ve come up with all the protein ball recipes possible, inspiration hits! I just love protein balls because they are so easy to toss together with whatever extra ingredients you have on hand. I especially love that I don’t have to be super precise in measuring because, hey, sometimes eyeballing it makes cooking so much more fun!

As you guys might remember, I’m a fan of seed cycling and still trucking along with them in an attempt to balance my crazy hormones. Without turning this into a high school health education class, the basic concept of seed cycling is simply to consume flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds at specific times during the menstrual cycle to promote hormone balance. Women have different hormones that are dominant throughout the month and the seeds are suppose to help to keep your levels balanced (aka keeping annoying monthly hormonal side effects at bay). After using this protocol for several months now, I can say I’m a big believer, especially since when I slack on the flax, I have a rough month, hormone-wise! 

It’s not difficult to add seeds to my diet, but I often get stuck in a rut and eat the same breakfast again and again, which, honestly, just gets boring – hence, my love for this new recipe! Protein balls are super easy to prep and pack, so no matter how busy my day gets, I know I’ll get my seeds in for the day. Even if you’re not into seed cycling, these protein balls are still packed full of healthy fats that give you a well-balanced snack on-the-go. Give them a try and let me know what you think!


  • 1/2 cup almond butter, smooth
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup your choice of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp honey

Directions: Combine ingredients in food processor until semi-smooth and no large chunks remain. Roll batter into 1-inch balls. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Makes 10 balls

Macros: 8P 9C 14F



  1. Seed cycling really seemed to get my period regular, but I started slacking. Making seed balls were a great solution for me, too. I would process dates, seeds, a nut butter, maybe cocoa powder, pinch pink Himalayan salt. Make two batches with different seed combos then divide each batch into 14 balls. Perfect for 28 day cycle.

  2. Hello Tina – I have definitely heard a lot of buzz about seed cycling lately, and I am curious is you would share what your hormonal imbalances were? Estrogen dominance? High testosterone? I’m starting to wonder about my own hormonal health, and would love any insight into symptoms and changes you have seen with cycling seeds.

    Thank you!!!

  3. Thank you for this recipe! I have just started seed cycling, after not having my period for two years because of pregnancy and breast feeding. I’m excited to see how it works for me.

  4. Can I follow the same recipe and swap out sesame/sunflower seeds for the second half of the cycling?

  5. I am glad found someone who has tried cycle seeding for months. I am just starting this month with sunflowers seeds and sesame seed oil. I am two weeks away from my period to start. I been diagnosed with endemitriosis for years. I refuse to go on the pill or have anything removed which are the only options the doc gives me. I know there is a cause for this condition most likely is food GMO.
    I have pretty much given up all wheat, sugar, dairy, hydrogenated oils. Which I am ok. I will keep you posted to see how it goes.

  6. Great recipe, these are so easy to make and delicious. I am on my second batch. Curious if you have any additional nutritional info on these (outside of macros)?

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