Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Please seek professional medical advice before adding any new supplements or ingredients to your diet. All opinions are mine alone.
Where are all my pollen allergy sufferers?!
I have been on a major spirulina kick. I’ve been taking it in pill form with my morning vitamins and research ALLLLLLL the different ways I can incorporate spirulina powder into recipes.
This gaudy green stuff isn’t necessarily new to me. In fact, my boss introduced me to it about 5 years ago and I took it as a supplement, but never consistently until now when was doing some research on natural ways to help reduce my allergy symptoms (in addition to my allergy medication) this spring, because I want to be able to spend time outside with my daughter without being miserable.
I came across a few studies in which the participants reported significant changes in their common seasonal allergy symptoms and that was enough for me to add it back into my daily diet to see if I too could notice a difference. Allergy season is starting a little early here in Georgia this year and I have been consuming spirulina daily for the past 2 weeks. I have my fingers crossed that if I continue it along with my medications and local honey, I will benefit from it!
So that brings me to fun ways I like to incorporate this superfood into recipes. In addition to boosting your immune system during allergy season, spirulina has a ton of other amazing benefits! After all, it is algae and we know that plants are the ultimate superfood!
In this Seed & Nut Spirulina Bites, I combined the spirulina with some of my other favorite superfood staples and natural ingredients such as flaxseed, oats, hemp seeds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, dates and more!
The taste of spirulina may not be for everyone, but I used dates and pure maple syrup to sweeten these bites naturally and tons of seeds and nuts (including sunflower butter) to add tons of texture and nutty flavor to balance the spirulina.
Allergy sufferer or not, these Seed & Nut Spirulina Bites are for EVERYONE to try! They are a healthy snack option, breakfast bite or pre-workout snack!
Let’s dive in..
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup Brazil nuts
- 1 tbsp spirulina powder
- ¼ cup sunflower butter (or nut butter of your choice)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 medium dates, pitted
- In a food processor, pulse oats until they become a flour-like consistency.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix on high until well combined (crumbly consistency).
- Form 1-inch balls with hands until balls are firm and packed.
- Serve & Enjoy!
Add an additional 1-2 tbsp of nut butter if mixture is too crumbly and will not stay together when packed with hands. Store in an air-tight container for up a week.