Superfood Spirulina Energy Balls Recipe [ Vegan ]
I am obsessed with these vegan superfood spiruilina energy balls.
It’s such an easy vegan recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to whip together. (If your dates are already soaked that is) I absolutely love the taste and texture. I think they’re very pretty too. With the contrasting orange and green colors. The puffed rice gives these energy balls a wonderful light, crunchy and crispy texture. The dates add a great sweetness, moistness, as well as making a great binder for the recipe. The cashews add a nice crunch. The spirulina, maca and tumeric add some wonderful health benefits between their antioxidants and inflammatory properties, Not to mention the very impressive vitamin and mineral profile.
But what is spirulina?
Okay, so what the heck is spirullina anyways? Spirulina, besides having a very funny name, is one of the world’s most nutritionally complete superfoods. It’s a blue-green algae that is not only a source of complete plant-based protein, but also an immune booster superstar. Chock full of healthy nutrients that are great for your hair, nails, eyes, skin and overall superhuman health!
Okay… but what does spirulina taste like, though?
You may be wondering what spirullina tastes like. It’s quite an unusual flavor… it tastes very healthy. It’s really not for someone who doesn’t like their vegetables, but don’t let that stop you from trying it though because of it’s taste. The nutrition profile is incredible. Unlike any other food out there. It touts a healthy profile of calcium, vitamin a, protein, iron, and even B12! One tsp has 260% vitamin B12!
Then, What is the best brand of spirullina?
I’ve done a lot of research on this. I’ve tasted a lot of brands. and no brand comes close to Nutrex Hawaiian spirullina. Hands down the best tasting and most nutritious. They are very transparent on their process and maintaining a clean environment to grow the spirullina. Whereas if you get spirullina grown in say, Indian, you don’t know their practices. You don’t know if they have traces of heavy metals contained in the spirullina. But with the Hawaiian Spirullina, there are constant purity tests preformed and they always come out on top!
Anyways.. onto the delicious Vegan Superfood Spirulina Energy Balls Recipe.. Ps if you would like to make these a raw food snack, just substitute out the puffed rice for some dried mulberries, or even some more nuts! Hope you enjoy, and if you like it, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I really enjoy the feedback. 🙂
Vegan Superfood Spirulina Energy Balls Recipe
These Superfood energy balls are a perfect easy vegan recipe for a boost in lasting sustained energy when you're feeling busy, hungry and tired. With Hawaiian Spirulllia, turmeric and maca powder, they're the perfect superfood.
- 1 cup raw cashews or any nut of your choice
- 1/4 cup packed dates soaked for 15 minutes
- ½ teaspoon maca powder
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt optional
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ cup puffed rice
- 1/4 cup Hawaiian Spirulina
- 1 tsp cinnamon
First, add the soaked dates and cashews into to the food processor. Process until a crumbly paste
Once they're ground up and mealy, add the maca powder, pink sea salt, and turmeric.
- Process for about 10 seconds, use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides, and process again for another 5 seconds until it balls up.
- Transfer to a bowl, add the puffed quinoa.
- Fold it together until the puffed quinoa is evenly distributed throughout.
Roll into balls. You can use a ice cream scooper to make it easier, or just use your hands.
Next, roll the energy balls around in spirulina and coat well.
Stores in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week. Or you can freeze these by putting them in a ziplock baggie with the air taken out.
If you don't like spirullina, or don't have spirullina, you can coat these superfood energy balls in either coconut flakes or cacao powder.. or both! Chocolate coconut superfood energy balls has a nice ring to it.