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

Salmon Burgers

These burgers are great either grilled or baked.

  • 1 can wild salmon
  • 1/2 cup peas or other vegetables of choice, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped finely
  • 2 egg whites, 1 egg or Egg substitute
  • Salt and pepper or spices of choice  ( lemon, dill, mustard, celery seed etc.)
Preheat oven to 375F & line baking sheet with parchment paper
Or prepare grill or bbq

Drain salmon and remove any large bones.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or food processor and mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Shape into 4 patties and place on parchment paper and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
or Place on grill and cook 4-5 minutes per side.

For more recipes visit http://www.oasishealth.ca/recipes/all_recipes.php