As an active adrenaline addict who looves all things active, challenging, and anything to do with using muscles, a dense energy bar is nice to have on hand– on the go, on a long bike ride or hike– clif had the idea– but with the spirulina jam packed with iron and bee pollen; another of natures multi vitamins, freshly ground flax- hello omega-3 fatty acids!- and if you use soaked sesame seeds (calcium calcium calcium) and soaked date (simple carbohydrate (yes, high in sugar) for energy) these little balls are quite the power bar!! And are they delicious!!! We had them for dessert at Christine Lucus’s fourth night of her “Thrive Eating Live” course! Give them a try!!
From pg. 17 “Rapid Raw” By, Mark Johnson
- 1 cup almond butter
- 2 Tbs spirulina
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup fresh bee pollen
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 Tbs agave nectar >> I used 2 soaked dates, chopped instead of agave
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds, sunflower, or sesame seeds >> I used soaked sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon out and make into desired sized balls. >>I used an ice cream scoop and packed in the..”dough” I guess we can call it?.. and it made these nice rounded nom noms! Can roll balls in almond meal, coconut, carob powder, etc. to coat. (i didn’t coat mine)
As a plant, Spirulina is incredibly rich containing a balance of nutrients that make it virtually a ‘whole food’ capable of sustaining life without the need for other foods.
Spirulina provides vitamins, many minerals, essential amino acids, carbohydrates and enzymes. Spirulina is at least 60% vegetable protein, which is predigested by the algae, making it a highly digestible food. It is higher in protein than any other food. Its outstanding nutritional profile also includes the essential fatty acids, GLA fatty acid, lipids, the nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), B complex, vitamin C and E and phytochemicals, such as carotenoids, chlorophyll (blood purifier), and phycocyanin (a blue pigment), which is a protein that is known to inhibit cancer.
1. The nutrients found in Bee Pollen are extremely high quality. Not only does bee pollen contain high quality nutrients that can be burned as fuel, it also provides nutrients that are helpful in maintaining and promoting health.
2. The nutritional makeup of Bee Pollen is extremely broad spectrum. The wide range of nutrients found in Bee Pollen include polyphenols, enzymes, beneficial fatty acids, free amino acids, vitamin complexes, chelated minerals and trace elements, as well as a large array of phytonutrients that have yet to be identified. This nutritional diversity makes Bee Pollen an ideal dietary supplement as a complement and boost to a well-rounded diet.
3. The nutrients in Bee Pollen are very concentrated. This nutritional density means that even small amounts provide effective and valuable levels of important nutrients. In other words, bee pollen, as a food source or as a supplement, provides low volume, but high intensity, nutrition.