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Chocolate Spiralina Power Balls (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

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The Chocolate Spiralina Power Ball. OMGosh….This is one intense cookie. And when I speak of intense I am referring to the “green” taste of this cookie.  Personally, I like this cookie but it takes a real lover of “greens” to adventure into this one.  I almost didn’t post for fear that no one would try it…but there a few of us out there that do in fact enjoy to tastes of greens.  My mother for instance… She loves  green juices without any sweeteners or fruits to tone it down.  The ingredient in this recipe that is very green is the spirulina.  Even preparing this recipe,  I managed to get green powder all over.  By the time I was done mixing the batter is was as thick as thick can be and it was so dark green that it appeared to almost be black.  This recipe is packed with nutrients and like I said, I like it.


  • 1 1/4 cup  raw almond meal
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 Tbsp spirulina powder (It is a blue-green algae)
  • 1/2 cup raw agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup finely ground coconut, unsweetened (used for outer coating)
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. First make your raw almond meal but placing the almonds in the food processor and process until it turns into a mealy flour.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in your food processor.
  3. This batter is very thick and sticky.  I recommend chilling in the fridge prior to attempting in making cookie shapes or balls out them.
  4. Place the finely shredded coconut in a bowl. Working with a teaspoon of dough at a time, roll into small balls and coat with the coconut nut.
  5. Dehydrate for 8 hours at 105 degrees.  Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to several weeks.

Some of the health benefits of Spirulina are

• Encouraging weight loss
• Counteracting toxins in the body
• Helping purify the liver
• Increasing mental alertness
• Lowering blood cholesterol and excess triglycerides
• Helping fight viral infections
• Treating radiation sickness
• Enhancing ability to generate new blood cells
• Improving blood sugar problems
• Strengthening the nervous system
• Strengthening the immune system
• Removing toxic metals such as lead and mercury from the body
• Improving healing of wounds

12 thoughts on “Chocolate Spiralina Power Balls (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

  1. tanya lyness says:

    these are absolutely delicious!!! just made a batch and both me and my hubby love them. thanks for the recipe

    • amie-sue says:

      That is wonderful to hear Tanya!!! I was afraid that the spiralina would scare people off. :) I enjoyed them too! So full of powerful nutrients too! Thanks so much for posting…you put a warm smile on my face. Blessings! amie sue

  2. Jessica says:

    Just made these!! Delicious! Was a little skeptical due the the fact that spirulina has such a strong flavour! I used 90% chocolate. Was very impressed. Was looking for another way to use spirulina instead of in shakes all the time! Thanks and good job..:)

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Jessica, thank you for trusting the recipe and trying it. So thrilled that you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend, amie sue

  3. Elene says:

    Hello Amie-sue, I’m always looking for different ways to interest my children to this wonderful, healthy way of eating. Today my husband found your site, your a god sent, I’ve been looking for a recipe with Spirulina since my 10 year old boy loves it so much, thank you for sharing wonderful ideas with us , we love your array of beautiful and delicious recipes.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Elene,

      What a treasure to hear this. I just love to see and hear about kids enjoying such healthy foods. Spiralina is a tough ingredient for people to even try, so to hear that your son loves it…. well, that just tickled me pink. hehe Thank you for sharing this. amie sue

  4. Elene says:

    Hello again, just thought you would like to know that my 10 year old son calls your Chocolate Spiralina Powder Balls, “Miracle Balls”. I’m very happy you were brave enough to share this recipe with us, thank again!

  5. neli says:

    I just wondering what do you mean to dehydrate for 8 hours at 105 degrees?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Neli,

      Do you know what a dehydrator is Neli? If not, check out this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_dehydrator. If that isn’t what was bringing up the question, can you please give me better details on what you don’t understand. Have a wonderful weekend, amie sue :)

      • neli peneva says:

        I didn’t know that there is out there a special food dehydrator and I was wondering how is gonna happen this dehydration for 8 hours:)

        Thank you!

        • amie-sue says:

          Oh your welcome Neli… we learn new stuff every day don’t we?! If you need more info, just let me know. Have a great day, amie sue

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