Spirulina Superfood Coconut & Date Balls

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Spirulina is the most complete food, containing all essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), vitamins, minerals (it’s very high in calcium) as well as chlorophyll (great detoxifying properties). Basically, it is a total superfood, loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants . . . yes, the list is almost endless! It’s quite powerful and only needs the support of a few simple ingredients to make it a go-to, guilt-free "treat".

Creamy in texture and ready in no time, they're the perfect snack to have on hand for those afternoon energy slumps. They’re also great to enjoy with a little almond milk for a not-so-sweet dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Cashews
  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon of almond butter
  • 3-5 dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1.5 Tablespoons unflavored protein powder (I like Vital Protein
  • 1.5 Tablespoons of spirulina
  • Desiccated coconut (for coating)

Instructions

  • Roast the cashews at 400°F for about 3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Pour the cashews into the food processor and blend until they become a coarse flour.
  • Add the spirulina, salt, protein and chopped dates. Pulse to combine.
  • Add the melted coconut oil and almond butter and blend until combined.
  • Use your hands to squeeze and roll the mixture tightly into balls.
  • Scatter some desiccated coconut out on a flat surface and roll the balls in it to coat.
  • Take along for a nourishing, protein-rich snack anytime, anywhere.
  • Store the rest in cool place.

Read more about Spirulina — health benefits, uses, etc — by visiting the Spice Index. This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & Paleo.

      Sachi Doctor

      Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

      Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

      Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

      After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

      As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

      In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

      Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.