SPIRULINA BALLS: NO-BAKE & EASY TO MAKE!

By Diana Bellofatto

By Diana Bellofatto

SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HAVE A BALL!

The many delicious green vegetables that color our plates in spring contain chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment responsible for many disease-fighting and detoxification abilities. Its many superpowers include

  • Slowing the rate at which harmful bacteria can reproduce makes it a potent wound healer
  • Anti-viral effects that protect the skin from viruses like herpes that cause cold sores, shingles, etc.
  • Cleansing and detoxifying the liver by inhibiting the ability of certain chemicals to metabolize and cause cell damage
  • Increasing the activity of enzymes that protect healthy cells.

Chlorphyll is the superhero you want on your side, and Spirulina is loaded with it!

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and fresh water. It is highly nutritious and a great source of protein, copper, and B vitamins—some evidence even suggests that Spirulina has anti-cancer properties.

Enjoy this recipe for chlorophyll-filled, protein-packed power balls! They’re no-bake and easy to make!

RECIPE: SPIRULINA BALLS

Ingredients
½ c. coconut oil (make sure it’s soft for easy mixing)
1/3 c. raw honey
½ tsp. mineral salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract or other flavor of your choice (i.e. peppermint, almond)
2 tbs. spirulina powder (or, up to ¼ c.)
¾ c. white or black sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds
½ c. hemp or chia or sunflower seeds
Optional-toasted coconut flakes or raw cacao powder in which to roll the balls
*Grind all seeds.

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except the optional cacao or coconut flakes) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour so the balls stay formed when you roll them.
  3. Roll into bite-size balls and then roll in coconut or cacao.
  4. Store in the fridge but eat at room temperature for the best flavor and digestion.

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