When I first bought spirulina I was so excited. I was convinced that I’d bought a major superfood that would boost my energy, leave me with glowing skin and make me look all around more radiant and feel amazing. I’d read that it was a great source of iron, full of Vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium. There’s no denying that spirulina is definitely good for you!
But like so many health foods, it has a bad reputation for not being very nice, and to be fair I can see why. After just one use I could categorically say that I really didn’t like the green powder. It’s earthy, has a very strong flavour and is basically ‘green’. I was left with a big bag in my cupboard that was left untouched for months. But I rarely give up on food, and was determined to try again. Remembering that a little goes an extremely long way!
I knew that I had to find a way to start enjoying it. That’s when my sister suggested that I make snack bites. One of my favourite things to make (and eat!), they’re the ultimate convenience food. Snack bites are super quick and easy to make. All you have to do is place the ingredients in your blender and mix until a ‘paste’ is formed which can be easily rolled and formed into balls. And, best of all, you can make a big batch when you have a bit of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days! I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of meal prep?!
The Perfect Balance
As spirulina has quite an earthy taste it’s important to balance it out, and that’s where all the tropical goodness comes in. Tangy and fruity with only the smallest hint of spirulina, these are undoubtedly delicious. Full of apricots, mango, desiccated coconut, a little lemon zest and bound together with a little coconut oil. I’ll admit that I had my doubts when making these, but they turned out completely delicious! I only used a very small amount of spirulina (1/2 teaspoon), but you can always add a little bit more if you like a stronger flavour or omit it altogether if you don’t have it to hand or are really not a fan.
Deliciously green and easy to make, taking around 5 minutes in total (plus chilling time in the fridge). They can be stored for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
The zest of the lemon brings these tropical bites alive, and prove that spirulina can be absolutely delicious!