Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spirulina Balls

Boost your immune system as well as your energy levels with Spirulina …The superfood !

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that thrives in warm, alkaline fresh-water bodies. Spirulina is 65 to 71 percent complete protein, with all essential amino acids in perfect balance. In comparison, beef is only 22 percent protein.

In addition, Spirulina is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12, usually found only in animal tissues. A teaspoon of Spirulina supplies 21/2 times the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin B12 and contains over twice the amount of this vitamin found in an equivalent serving of liver.

  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup Brown Rice cereal
  • 2 tbsp. Agave Syrup or honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Spirulina powder
  • 1/3 cup almond butter

Chop or grind almonds. Reserve 1/4 cup almonds for later use.
Soak dates and raisins in hot water to help soften them. Drain when softened (3-5 minutes) 

Place almonds and remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined.  

The mixture should hold its shape when rolled into a ball.

Roll each ball into reserved almonds and Serve.

Yields 12

1 comment:

  1. I made these today and added raw cocoa powder and crushed cocoa nibs..yummy