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Cranberry and Spirulina Bliss Balls


I’m not usually one to jump on the superfoods bandwagon. I often think that people seem to think that spending big bucks on superfoods means that they can ignore other parts of their health, and I also don’t want to always post recipes that will break the bank.

But, I just had to give spirulina a whirl, mainly because it is such a rich source of iron and calcium (as well as being a powerhouse of other things!).

Spirulina is interesting.

Some say it tastes like pond scum.

I’m pretty cool with the taste (if you’ve ever downed the herbs a naturopath gives you, you can pretty much down anything and it tastes fine!)

But, this stuff is dark green.

I feel like for any of us who have tried spirulina, we’ve thought about the applications and added it to food, only to end up with dark green food.

Think dark green porridge.

Hrmmmm….

So, I sometimes just dissolve it in water and shot it down.

But mostly, I’ve been making these bliss balls. There is something about spirulina and cranberry that just works in my head, and they taste rad. I make a batch once every week or two and snack on them for afternoon tea.

If you’re looking at delving into the world of spirulina, then I think it is definitely worth it for the health benefits.

Feel free to learn from my fail though and don’t add it to porridge. Make these bliss balls instead!

Cranberry and Spirulina Bliss Balls

 

Cranberry and Spirulina Bliss Balls

 

Cranberry and Spirulina Bliss Balls
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of dates
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • ¾ cup almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons spirulina
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Remove the pips and soak the dates in boiling water for a few minutes to soften them.
  2. Then, drain the water and put in the blender, along with the other ingredients
  3. Roll into balls
  4. They'll keep in the fridge for a good couple of weeks.
Notes
Be careful when buying cranberries - they're often sweetened and sometimes with sugar. I have used both the ones sweetened with sugar, and also some from the health food store that are sweetened with applesauce.

 

Check out my recipe at the Virtual Vegan Potluck, along with lots of other tasty treats from bloggers about town

 

Have you had any interesting experiences with spirulina? How do you usually eat it?