Get ready to fall in love with blue spirulina energy balls! These superfood energy balls are the perfect way to energize on the go or for snack time. With spirulina energy bites, you’ll have tasty yet healthy treats that are filled with antioxidants, plant-based protein, and fiber. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make and taste great even without any refined sugar!
What is Blue Spirulina?
This unusual blue ingredient is a blue-green algae that is found growing in lakes, ponds, and waterways. It contains a blue pigment called phycocyanin which is why it has that beautiful dark blue hue. Blue spirulina is full of nutrition, making it fully cemented on the list of superfoods.
Blue Spirulina Nutrition
When you eat spirulina energy balls, you’re treating your body to incredible nutrition. Make these superfood energy balls with the same stuff the ancient Aztecs used to eat. Blue spirulina became a frontrunner for nutrition again thanks to NASA, and now it’s everywhere.
And with good reason! Blue spirulina is incredibly nutritious in even the smallest amounts. Just one tablespoon can give you plentiful protein, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. In that same measurement, you are getting a low-carb treat for your spirulina energy bites with just 20 calories and fat through omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Blue spirulina has incredibly powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, plus its rich nutrition gives it anti-cancer properties. If high blood pressure is your concern, blue spirulina energy balls can help you get it to healthy levels. But best of all, this superfood is ideal for improving your endurance and energy. With these spirulina energy bites, you’ll keep going and going and going to crush your goals!
Spirulina Energy Balls Recipe Ingredients
Almond flour: This gluten-free ingredient has vitamin E, and it helps form the base of these spirulina energy balls.
Oat flour: Using oat flour is far healthier than using all-purpose flour. This will work with the almond flour to make your ball base.
Flax meal: Full of fiber, this is what will help these superfood energy balls keep you nice and full.
Blue spirulina powder: Add more nutrition and a wonderful pop of color with our main ingredient.
Fresh blueberries: Not only are they blue and a perfect match for blue spirulina, but they are also a superfood themselves. Plus, blueberries taste amazing!
Peanut butter: Power up with more protein thanks to creamy and delicious peanut butter to give these spirulina energy balls more density.
Maple syrup or agave: Sweeten things up without any refined sugar. Whether you choose maple syrup or agave, you’re making a healthy choice.
Desiccated coconut: For a hit of healthy fat and a delicious taste, desiccated coconut completes your spirulina energy balls.
How to Make Spirulina Energy Balls
You will love these spirulina energy bites because they taste great and are so simple to make. All you do is add everything to your food processor and pulse until the mixture takes shape. You’ll then roll this mixture up into balls about the size of walnuts. That’s it! They’re ready to enjoy, though you will want to store them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to one week.
What is the difference between blue spirulina and green spirulina?
Essentially, the difference between blue spirulina and green spirulina is that the blue one is extracted from the green one. Blue spirulina is also more known for its antioxidant properties and green spirulina has a higher nutritional content. Both, however, are incredibly healthy food to add to your diet.
Does blue spirulina taste different than green spirulina?
If you’ve had green spirulina before and did not like the smell or taste, the good news is that blue spirulina does not taste or smell like fish. Yet, you’ll be getting a bounty of vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and nutrition with blue spirulina.
How healthy are energy balls?
These spirulina energy balls are chewy and energizing. Thanks to fiber, antioxidants, plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and a bounty of vitamins and minerals, this is one healthy recipe you do not want to miss. They taste like a treat too which helps trick you into eating more healthy things your body needs.
Spirulina energy balls are an excellent way to boost your nutrition without sacrificing flavor. Since blue spirulina doesn’t have a fishy smell or taste, it is so much easier to enjoy. Along with sweet blueberries for another superfood, you’ve got a healthy and quick way to make a nutritious snack that you can take anywhere you go!
Spirulina Energy Bites
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 Tbsp Flax Meal
- 2 tsp blue spirulina powder
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup or Agave
- 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
- Add all ingredients to a food processor, except the desiccated coconut. Pulse until the mixture holds its shape.
- Roll mixture into 12 walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball in dessicated coconut.
- Store in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to seven days.