Coconut & Cashew Spirulina Bliss Balls (GF) (V)

Spirulina is a blue/green algae incredibly high in protein and essential amino acids. It is high in iron, calcium, omega 3 and B-12 and when correctly cultivated it is believed to be a very beneficial supplement.  Unfortunately while Spirulina packs a nutritional punch it can also knock you out with its ‘pond’ like flavour.

I usually enjoy taking my Spirulina in my green smoothies but I am always looking for new ways to get my algae intake while hiding the not so pleasant flavour. These Coconut & Cashew Spirulina Bliss Balls do just that. They are so delicious and I have been enjoying these in the afternoons to help beat the 4pm slump at my desk.

Happytummyfact –  Spirulina is one of the earth’s oldest life forms and is comprised of 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health.

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Ingredients –

1 cup of cashews

4 tbsp nut butter of choice (I used peanut)

1 tbsp spirulina powder

1 tsp of stevia

3/4 cup of coconut flour

3/4 cup of shredded coconut

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp chia seeds

A little water to bind

Method –

  1. Place all the ingredients in to a food processor and blend on a high speed until they are well combined to form a ‘sticky’ consistency. (This can take a few minutes depending on the power of your processor & you might need to add a little water to help the ingredients bind together. I recommend you do this tsp at a time as you don’t want to end up with a sloppy mix. )
  2. Once the ingredients are fully combined spoon out a generous tablespoon at a time and roll into balls. You should have enough mix to make approx. 16 bliss balls. These should be kept in an air tight container for up to a week in the fridge.
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