Spirulina-Balls

By Claire Georgiou, Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

A perfect snack for kids and adults, an easy go-to for when you’re on the run and need a healthy treat, a great after school snack or just something in-between, these Spirulina Balls have it all!

Rich in nutritional goodness, it will keep you full and satisfied. You can really use any type of nut or seeds with the suggested dates and apricots then coat them in whatever you fancy.

Enjoy and let me know if you add in your own special touch. I’d love to get ideas from you!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 20

Ingredients:

1 cup / 128 g of macadamias

1 cup/ 128 g pecans

½ cup / 64 g almonds

½ cup / 64 g sunflower seeds

½ cup / 64 g pumpkin seeds

1 Tbsp / 15 g spirulina powder

1 Tbsp / 15 g hemp protein powder

1 teaspoon / 2.25 g cinnamon

½ teaspoon / 1 g Himalayan or sea salt

10 dates, pitted

10 dried sulphite-free apricots

½ – 1 orange or apple juiced (depends on moisture level)

Shredded coconut to roll balls in

Directions:

1. Process nuts, seeds, powders, salt and cinnamon in a food processor.

2. Process dates and apricots into the mixture in a food processor.

3. Then add the juice to determine if they can be squeezed into a ball and maintain their shape.

4. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball, then roll in coconut.

5. Store in the fridge.

Substitutions:

[To suit your taste or availability of produce, you can substitute any of the following for the ingredient stated]

Pecans, macadamias, almonds – any other nuts desired

Sunflower and pumpkin seeds – chia, linseeds, sesame

Dates and apricots – all dates or all apricots will work well

Spirulina – barley grass, wheat grass, chlorella

Hemp protein powder – hemp seeds, chia seeds, pea protein isolate

Orange juice – any fresh fruit juice

Shredded coconut to roll in – any crushed nuts or seeds desired

About the author:

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist. Claire has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy and a Diploma of Nutrition. For the past 5 years Claire has been working with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is also known as the Liver Cleansing Doctor, and also privately consults with patients at the Rosebery Holistic Medical Practice in Sydney. Claire has a special interest in liver dysfunction, digestive health, weight loss, thyroid & hormone imbalances.

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