I'm spirulina besotted ATM. Totally in love with an earthy green nutritious and immune boosting micro salt water plant.
So what is this green stuff that is so big in Japan?
Technically its a single-celled microalgae which thrives from water and sunbeams. It contains every vitamin beginning with the first five letters of the alphabet as well as iron, calcium and magnesium, selenium, phosphorous, zinc, potassium and chronium. Spirulina is a rich protein source, complete with all essential amino acids in perfect balance as well as a boost of B12, chlorophyll, beta-carotene and other natural phytochemicals. If you're looking for an alkaliniser of the body, this is your go-to-guy.
The trouble is that many of us are consuming convenience and processed foods on a daily basis, which can raise cholesterol and weight levels, and inevitably contribute to digestive health challenges. Bombarding yourself with over-processed foods which are extremely taxing for the body to process just contributes to fatigue and exhaustion.
When you ingest spirulina, particularly the natural powdered form in smoothie or shake, your body will almost instantly feel a rush of energy because the powder is naturally and easily digestible. So you're literally infusing your body with nutrients and banishing that sluggish feeling.
Instead of reaching for an instant snack between meals Spirulina Balls can fill the gap naturally and provide nutrients to fuel your body and a boost if your energy levels are flagging. They don't take long to make and will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Now get making!
Spirulina and Sesame Balls
- 1 TBS spirulina powder
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 cup chopped mixed nuts such as pistachios, almonds, cashews, brazils, hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 5 tablespoons almond nut butter
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 8 drops liquid stevia
- extra sesame seeds, for coating
Place spirulina, nuts, almond meal, and sesame seeds in a food processor and process until combined.
Now add the almond butter, tahini and stevia and continue to process until mixed together and ready for rolling.
Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts then roll each one into a ball using the palms of your hands. Set them aside.
In a bowl place the sesame seeds and roll the balls through to evenly coat them.
On a flat tray place the spirulina balls in spaced apart and refrigerate for 30 minutes until set.
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