By Katherine Feeney
Green smarties aren’t the only way to eat your greens on the trail and have them taste good.
Among the many nutrients found in leafy greens, chlorella, spirulina and seaweeds, green foods are highly rich in chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium and amino acids (protein building blocks).
So, put down that glass of milk and add some chlorella or spirulina and a leaf of kale to your smoothie instead! Put away the green smarties and try a Superfood Ball (the recipe for these beauties is below) perfect for a long hike or a quick burst of long lasting energy in the office. Just remember to take a moment to enjoy its deliciousness.
Several scientific studies have shown that chlorophyll rich green foods (the greener the better!):
- detoxify your body
- increase energy and metabolism
- decrease aging
- support digestion and immune function
- normalize blood sugar and blood pressure
- protect against cancer causing agents
Treat yourself to something delicious and healthy! Your body will thank you forever.
On the Trail: Superfood Balls
You can substitute ingredients, just stick with proportions and use what you have!
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup hemp protein powder (or powder of choice)
1/4 cup goji berries, ground
1/4 cup hemp seeds, ground or whole
10 raw almonds
2 Tbs coconut oil
2 Tbs raw honey
1-2 Tbs Spirulina or Chlorella powder
1/4 cup oat flakes
1 Tbs Chia Seeds
- Use a food processor to blend all ingredients.
- Roll into balls or flatten in a pan to make squares or bars.
- Freeze for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
Keep them in the freezer and eat them before, during or after your favourite activity!