This is a blog recipe on making Spirulina energy balls (Vegan and gluten-free) at home. I love to to try to make food that is good for the planet at home. Even though I am not a strict vegan, now I would like to eat as much healthy food as much as I can. I did write a post a while back on how to find vegan alternatives in our diet.
Sprirulina energy balls
Spirulina energy balls are one of the healthy snacks I found along my journey of healthier living. Something that is easy to make and it’s good for you. This is great to eat on its own as a snack or as a dessert. It uses coconut oil in whose it’s nutritional value is good but it’s also quite high in saturated fats. Do feel free to substitute with other types of ingredients like rice bran oil. I do like coconut oil as it reminds me of a taste of the tropics but I would use coconut products oil or milk or flesh for cooking in moderation.
This recipe is a no-cook recipe all it needs is a food blender to blend everything together. Then roll it into ball size. Then it’s done. Another ingredient some might find strange is spirulina. Spirulina over the years has made its name as a vegan alternative and supplement due to its high nutrition, antioxidants, and omega-3 content. However, do source it from a reputable supplier or shop. It’s blue-green algae, on its own, it tastes like seaweed. although some do hate the taste of it. But this recipe does mask the taste of spirulina.
It is possible to add and subtract ingredients especially the spirulina and matcha tea powder but do keep the base ingredients like dates the same. The nuts can also be substituted with other types of nuts.
Thank you for reading and dropping by. do have a look at my other recipe ideas like chocolate brownie.
Spirulina energy balls
- 1 Food blender
- 100 grams dates, stoned
- 70 grams cashews or walnut
- 1 tnsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp spirulina powder
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 10-20 grams desiccated coconut
- In a blender, blend all the ingredients together except the desiccated coconut. Once it blends to paste turn the blender off.Then take a bit of the mixture about the size of a walnut and roll it into a ball. Once it's rolled in a round shape of a ball then roll it over the desiccated coconut. this is to stop it from sticking together.