Spirulina Cake Pops
These days, more people are requesting that foods not only contain safe ingredients but also ingredients that are nutritionally beneficial. This article tested and evaluated a raw, vegan cake pop recipe using spirulina.
Spirulina is classified as a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae and has been used as a food source in many countries for centuries. It’s available in many forms including powder, tablets, capsules. (1)
According to the article, “spirulina's concentrated nutritional value makes it an ideal food supplement for people of all ages and lifestyles.” It is about sixty percent complete, highly digestible protein and contains every essential amino acid. It is also rich in B vitamins, and contains beta carotene, minerals, trace elements, chlorophyll, enzymes, and is abundant in many other valuable nutrients. (2)
Other ingredients in the cake pops were cashew, almonds, coconut butter, lime (for flavor), hemp seeds, and acacia honey (used as a natural sweetener.) We may be trying out this recipe soon!
Read the full article here: https://www.journal-of-agroalimentary.ro/admin/articole/23360XL39_Bustan_G-F._2019_25(4)_237-240.pdf
(1) “By the way doctor: Is spirulina good for you?” Harvard Medical School: Harvard Health Publishing, https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/by_the_way_doctor_is_spirulina_good_for_you. Accessed 25 March 2020.
(2) G-F. Bustan , V. Murgoi , R. Cherciu , A. Nicolae , A-B Velciov, G-S Popescu. (2019). Cake pops with spirulina – physico-chemical aspects. Journal of Agroalimentary Processes and Technologies. 25. 237-240. https://www.journal-of-agroalimentary.ro/.