Sunday, October 5, 2014

Spirulina Bliss Balls

Spirulina is an algae, and a rich source of plant-based protein, vitamins and minerals, particularly beneficial for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. It also contains phycocyanin which helps produce stem cells, and has a rejuvenating and energising effect on the body. I've had a bottle of spirulina powder sitting in my cupboard for the last week, contemplating how I could best incorporate this superfood into my diet, so today I added it in my original bliss balls recipe. These energy-packed balls not only taste great but will make you feel amazing too! The flavour is predominantly peanut and chocolate, with a hint of the mild green spirulina.

1/2 cup tahini
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup rice malt syrup
1/4 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
3 TBS spirulina powder

In a large mixing bowl, combine together the cacao powder, sesame seeds, raisins, coconut, nuts and spirulina powder. Mix until combined.

Add in all the other ingredients and mix well. It will form a thick dough consistency.

Roll into balls and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. I like to make mine a little smaller; this recipe yielded 43 balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy! x