5 oct. 2017

Spirulina Energy Bites

Remember that green energy ball picture I posted on Instagram back in august? Well, here's the full recipe (finally!). These spirulina energy balls are super easy to whip up and packed with wholesome ingredients; plus they have such a cool bright and deep emerald color. Some will think they taste like seaweed or something like that but worry not, medjool dates, almonds and pure maple syrup are the main ingredients and only a small amount of spirulina powder is needed.
If you haven't heard about this algae before you should do some research because it's one of the top superfoods. I recently discovered it and am starting to take supplements, so far I feel it's boosting my energy....which is something fantastic for those of us who are always on the go and doing a million things in one day. Food blogging ain't easy my darlings!
While writting this blog post I found this article that might help you know more about the health benefits of this tiny green miracle. 
If you can't find spirulina powder or you want a more fancy energy bites recipe there's quite a nice collection of raw bites here on the blog so simply type the words 'energy bites' or 'raw' in the Search box.
Hope you are all having a good week, it's almost friday guys, you can do this! ;-) 
What are your plans for the weekend? I feel like I'm starting to get a cold so probably will get all cozied up, drink some ginger + lemon tea and watch Once Upon a Time's season 7 premier...and I'll probably bake some cookies too! ;-)

Spirulina Energy Bites
(yield: 19-20 balls)

Ingredients
8 Medjool dates, pitted.
1 cup raw blanched almonds.
1 tablespoon organic spirulina powder.
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup.
A pinch of pink Himalayan salt.

Directions
Place the almonds in your food processor and pulse until a flour forms. Add in the pitted dates, spirulina, salt and maple syrup. Process until a sticky dough forms, it'll be a tad bit softer than the regular energy ball dough and your hands will get dirty and green (sorry!).
Scoop out the mixture using a 1 tbps measuring spoon and roll into balls using your hands. Transfer to an airtight container and let them rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so they will firm up.
Store these energy balls in the refrigerator because they get too soft at room temperature.




4 comentarios:

  1. Ohhh yes, I remember drooling over that picture on Instagram! These ones look even better! I love how glossy they look, makes me want to dive right in! Hope you have a great weekend and get some much needed rest, busy lady. Xo

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    1. Thanks for your comment Nicole! Sorry it's taking me so long to reply but since my laptop died I don't have as much time to check e-mails, comments and new blog posts from my fellow food bloggers. :-p

      xo

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  2. I must admit, I'm not the biggest fan of spirulina... But these treats may just win me over yet. They look great!

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    1. Haha, well me neither but I'm trying to include it in my green juices and raw treats. :-)

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