Superfood Bliss Balls

Yes I know that there are plenty of Bliss Ball recipes out there on the net so why should these ones be any different? Well what I love about these little beauties is that they are packed full of superfood goodness. In particular

Spirulina: This powder from algae is high in protein (about 65%), amino acids and nutrients, especially Iron, calcium (over 20 times that of milk) and B vitamins. High in Chlorophyll helping to remove toxins from the body and boost the immune system.

Bee pollen: Made by bees, bee pollen is a complete food and like spirulina is rich in proteins (about 40%), amino acids and vitamins. Can help fight of fatigue, boosts the immune system and reduces histamines, therefore reducing asthma and allergy symptoms.

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Ingredients

  • 100g raw almonds (preferably activated)
  • 1/4 cup linseed (or a mix of linseed, pepitas and sunflower seeds)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • About 14 dates, or 1/2 a cup
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao or carob powder (carob is sweeter)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • Spirulina or wheatgrass powder, start with 2 tablespoons and increase to 1/4 cup depending on your taste preferences (some people compare it to pond scum)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen

 

Instructions

  • Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile process the almonds and linseed in a high powered blender, food processor or thermomix until they fine
  • Add the shredded coconut and roughly process
  • Add the drained dates, cacao, chia seeds (if using), spirulina and bee pollen. Remember to add the spirulina in stages, tasting as you go. If you add to much you can adjust by adding a bit more cacao, carob or dates to disguise the flavour
  • Process until smooth or desired consistency is reached. You can add some water or coconut oil if the mixture is too dry
  • Roll mixture into balls and coat them in shredded coconut, cacao, spiralina or LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds)
  • Enjoy

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