Spirulina Balls

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Picture courtesy of moderndaymissus.com – ‘coz they look closest to how mine did & I ate all mine before I realised I hadn’t snapped them! Opps..

Ingredients:

3 tbsp hemp

1/2 tbsp cinnamon (or less, depending on your taste)

2 tbsp maca

2 heaped tbsp spirulina

2 tbsp coconut oil

400g almonds

400g cashews (soaked overnight)

2 cups of pureed dates

Begin by pitting and soaking the dates in warm water. Once soft, blend in your food processor. Don’t worry if you have extra puree left-over, you can use this in future energy balls or in smoothies/baked goods as an alternative sweetener. You will see I use it in many of my recipes as it lasts really well in an air tight container in the fridge.

Drain the cashews and blend all the nuts in your processor (depending on the size of your processor you may need to do this in batches).

Put the crushed nuts and all the other dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Then add the coconut oil and pureed dates and stir very well until all the mixture is incorporated. Be patient, the dates can stick a lot more together than you may think.

Once all the mixture is combined (it should be sticky but not wet or gloopy), wet your hands under the tap and roll bite-sized portions of the mixture between your palms to form an even ball-shape. If you don’t wet your hands it makes rolling them a lot trickier!

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Or if green just isn’t your thing – get chocolatey with my Cacao Truffles or some of my other Balls & Bites recipes.

Acaí balls & Cacao truffles

Pistachio-Goji-Coco ball & Maca Hearts

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