One of the most important fertility boosting superfoods to include in your preconception and pregnancy diet each day for optimal health and wellbeing is Spirulina!
The upside, spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods Superfoods on the planet.
The downside, the taste is not pleasant and can sometimes be hard to stomach.
Let me introduce you to my Spirulina Breakfast Balls.
I promise you, you won’t even notice the taste or distinct green colour of spirulina lurking in these balls.
They are high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, healthy fats and fibre. The balls contain dates, tahini, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax meal, dessicated coconut, spirulina and protein powder.
They are also nut-free so perfect for anyone with nut allergies. You can easily add nuts if you prefer as opposed to the seeds.
Ingredients: ( preferably organic is recommended)
½ cup Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped and soaked in hot water
⅓ cup tahini
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup goji berries
⅓ cup flax meal
⅓ cup plant protein powder( I use Usana Nutrimeal)
2 Tablespoons of spirulina powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ cup dessicated coconut, divided
1 Tablespoon water
1. Pitt and chop dates and soak in hot water for 15 minutes so they are nice and soft. Drain and put into a food processor with all other ingredients and a ¼ cup of the desiccated coconut. Blend well, until you have a doughy consistency. If the mixture is sticky, you may need to add one more tablespoon plant protein powder.
Pour remaining coconut into a bowl and roll each ball in coconut to cover generously. Place on prepared baking sheet in an air-tight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating.
Enjoy 2-3 balls for brekkie or 1- 2 balls as a snack in between meals.
Balls will keep for about 7 – 10 days in the fridge in the air tight container.