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Chocolate Spirulina Power Balls

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Chocolate Spiralina Power Balls displayed in an antique baking pan

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

The Chocolate Spirulina Power Ball is a nutrition bomb disguised in a sweet, chocolaty, truffle-like treat. This is one intense power ball. And when I speak of intense I am referring to the “green” taste of this treat.

Personally, I like these little guys, 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.  This coming from a woman who spent her life on Reese’s candy bars and Pepsi.

What makes this a Powder Ball?

The umph behind this power ball comes from the fine powder of spirulina. There are so many amazing health benefits found in this one ingredient alone. First of all, we need to understand what it is within it that makes it so powerful.

There is a pigment found in spirulina called phycocyanin. The major role of phycocyanin is its anti-inflammatory activity and once I learned that… I just knew that this green powder had to be a part of my life.  If you want to learn more about this special component, click (here).

There is more to Spirulina than just what I briefly touched upon above,  is known to have nutritional advantages of high-quality protein content and other components such as vitamins; minerals, and essential fatty acids including γ -linolenic acid, and β-carotene.

Do take note that while preparing this recipe,  there is a good chance that you will get green powder all over… I did. :)  By the time I was done mixing the batter it was as thick as thick can be, and it was so dark green that it appeared to almost be black.  I hope that you are intrigued enough to give this recipe a try. If you do, please let me know below. I would love to hear from you. Blessings, amie sue



Creating the batter:

  1. In a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine the almond flour, cacao powder, spirulina, and salt.  Process until well mixed.
    • It’s important that all the dry ingredients are well intermixed.  You don’t want to bit into a globe of pure Spirulina or cacao.
    • Salt has been added to enhance the chocolate flavor and sweetness.
  2. Add the sweetener and raisins. Process to a thick batter.
    • Handwork in the chocolate chips.
    • This batter is very thick and sticky.  I recommend chilling them in the fridge prior to attempting in making cookie shapes or balls out of them.
  3. 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.

To dehydrate or not:

  1. Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) for 4-6 hours.
    • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to several weeks.


  1. Skip the dehydrating process and store them in the freezer for quick snacking.
  2. Store for up to 1 month for taste and freshness.

Culinary Explanations:

 raw vegan gluten free Chocolate Spiralina Power Balls

12 thoughts on “Chocolate Spirulina Power Balls

  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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