RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

These little bites are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals which makes them the perfect snack for a picky eater or a quick boost after a workout!

RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

Spirulina is one of our top superfoods that we always have stocked in our pantry as it contains an abundance of nutrients. Here’s the label from our Spirulina Pacifica bottle (we buy ours via Amazon):

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Willow and I threw this together a couple of weeks ago and she couldn’t stop eating it right out of the food processor. She enjoys them rolled in coconut or finely chopped dark chocolate.

RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

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SPIRULINA BITES:ย {raw, gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, vegan}

Makes 16 bites

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup raw tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds (ground or whole)*
  • 1 Tablespoon spirulina
  • 1 Tablespoon raw protein powder (optional)**
  • shredded coconut, cacao nibs, cacao powder, and/or chopped dark chocolate for rolling (optional)

*I occasionally grind my chia seeds in my nut/spice grinder to create a smoother bite, but it’s not necessary. Keeping them whole will give these bites a little crunch.

**I used Raw Power! Protein Superfood Vanilla and purchase it via The Raw Food World. I like this brand as it uses only superfoods, no fillers, gums, added sugar or sweeteners.

How to:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor; process until your desired consistency. If you like a chunkier bite, pulse it just enough to get the dates broken apart and ingredients combined. Run it longer for a smoother consistency.
  2. Roll into balls (approximately the size of a tablespoon) and roll in optional coconut, cacao, cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate. Please note that the coconut butter will initially make these a bit oily, but this will change once the bites have had a chance to set.
  3. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and let them set in the freezer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Enjoy! Best if stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

*For the ones rolled in chocolate, I used Equal Exchange Organic (Fair Trade) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and chopped them up. I purchased them on sale at Whole Foods and love that there’s only three ingredients. They’re vegan and soy-free.

Thanks for stopping by!

โค

 

 

10 thoughts on “RECIPE: Spirulina Bites

    • No way?!?! Haha! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to see what you’ve created! Hope you have a great weekend, sweet friend! xo โค

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  1. Mixed with dates and coated in chocolate, this is the way to get me to like spirulina ๐Ÿ™‚ If only someone had made me these delicious little balls when I was 4 then I probably would be on much better terms with spirulina by now haha. These sorta remind me of those chunks of energy in the bulk section that are spirulina and carob flavored, but vegan since those have honey in them. I love little snacky things like this, and I always love seeing a new recipe from you โค

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    • Haha!!! Right?! You can’t go wrong with the addition of chocolate! I’m really surprised actually by how much Willow likes spirulina…I introduced it to her a couple of years ago, so I think that definitely helped!
      YES! I totally know the ones you’re talking about!! I remember a few years ago almost buying a bag, but saw honey and then there was another store that carried a similar product, but it had soy in it?! We love our snacks…that’s how we keep sweet miss happy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Awww, love you, friend! I’ve got a list of recipes to share on the blog, but I need to make time to type of posts and take pictures.
      I showed Willow your latest video today and she got super excited about the chocolate “worms” – seriously such a fun recipe and I love how pretty much all of what you create is kid-friendly! Hope you’re having a good weekend! โค

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    • Tara!!! Hi, friend! It’s definitely got a strong taste, so start small, but the dates and chocolate do a great job of masking it! I keep thinking the picky eater phase will end, but it still continues here. I swear, Willow would live off of veggie burgers, smoothies and dried mango! Ha! hope you had a good weekend, friend! xoxo โค

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  2. These sound soooo good Mandy and I love how simple they are! I have never tried spirulina before but have heard it has a really strong taste, so a little goes a long way. And wow at the color it gives!! These are so kid-friendly and so darn healthy, I bet Olivia would love them! She loves having little snacks to munch on the back of the car on our outings! Love that you added coconut butter too….mmmm, love that stuff so much. So awesome seeing a post from you!! xoxo

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    • Awww! Thank you, love! I remember when I first tried spirulina six or seven years ago I used too much and thought it was so gross! It does have a strong taste and when I make smoothies with it I only use 1/2-1 teaspoon otherwise the flavor takes over. I really do love the color though!! Same with Willow!! Little snacks throughout the day are a must and these have been her favorite the last couple of weeks…especially the ones with chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m seriously addicted to coconut butter and find that I add it to pretty much everything! Heck, it was even in the cake and frosting for Willow’s birthday! Thank you, friend…I appreciate the kind words and support. You’re the best! XO โค

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    • They come in handy for those hangry kiddo moments! Ha! Spirulina is amazing! Although I know a lot of people who just don’t like it ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve been using it for years and I swear it’s one of those magical superfoods that keeps us healthy! xo

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