Sesame is highly regarded in Ayurveda for its powerful rejuvenative qualities on Vata dosha. This nourishing seed has long been used for its grounding and warming effects on the body and particularly the nervous system.

Incorporate sesame seeds into tasty treats like these bliss balls, blended into sauces and dressings (tahini dressing), also toasted and sprinkled over roasted or sautéd veggies and grains.

Vegetarian, gluten free, refined sugar free (vegan if substitute the honey)

Makes 12 balls


1/2 cup x white or black sesame seeds

1/2 cup x honey

2 to 3 tablespoons x tahini

1/2 cup x sunflower seeds

1/2 cup x almond meal

Tiny pinch x salt

1/2 cup x desiccated coconut

1/2 tsp x cardamom

1/2 tsp x cinnamon

1 tsp x vanilla bean paste or powder

Handful x chopped dates and figs soaked

Handful x raisins


Mix all ingredients together to form a nice sticky mixture.

Roll into 12 little balls and coat in extra desiccated coconut

About Nettie:

Annette Robinson (or Nettie as she is affectionately known) is an Ayurvedic Chef who gets joy out of helping others to experience the enhanced digestion, vitality and happiness that the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda has brought her. She has studied around the world and shares her knowledge through customised nutritional plans and guidance, lifestyle consulting and body treatments.

We are lucky enough to have Nettie cooking for us at Billabong Retreat regularly.

If you would like to know more about Nettie you can connect on Instagram or visit her website Om Sai Ayurveda.