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
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
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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