These scrumptious spirulina energy balls are vegan, naturally gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free. Easy to make as wholesome no-bake snacks or a quick tasty dessert.
Packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats, fiber, and a lot of flavors these raw spirulina date balls are both healthy and decadent!
That's why they are one of my fave make-ahead snacks recipes for meal prep. They are insanely good and simple to make with only 6 ingredients, 1 food processor in just 15 minutes or less.
No cooking experience required!
Bonus? They are kid-friendly and suitable for people with many dietary restrictions.
Spirulina Snack Bliss Balls
Ever since I discovered spirulina I strive to develop spirulina recipes that not only look good but actually taste good so I can share them with you, my friends. Here is one of them, my weight-loss-friendly recipe for a creamy spirulina smoothie (trust me, it's beyond delicious!).
These high-protein treats are just for you if you need a fast pre or post-workout snack idea. While bursting with nutrients and unique flavor, they are great for lunchboxes for kids and adults, too.
Also, they can make a beautiful edible gift for your loved ones, who doesn't love a sweet surprise made with love?
In addition, you can make them ahead and enjoy them as grab-and-go power balls, bring them to work, parties, picnics, or school. They are filling, satisfying, and very portable!
If you have a sweet tooth like me you want to be prepared in advance, don't you?
Now, are you ready for the best homemade energy bites?
Spirulina Protein Balls Recipe Ingredients
This simple vegan dessert recipe calls for a few pantry staples I'm sure you already have at hand right now. Here they are:
- Raw almonds
- Raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- Desiccated coconut
- Spirulina powder
- Peanut butter (learn how to make creamy homemade PB here)
As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.
Time needed: 15 minutes
How do you make spirulina energy balls?
- Process almonds and pumpkin seeds
First, in a food processor or high-powered blender put raw almonds and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for a few seconds at a time until they are finely ground.
- Blend everything together
Next, add dates, desiccated coconut, peanut butter, and spirulina powder to the ground almonds and pumpkin seeds. Process until a sticky dough is formed.
If your dates are not soft enough, make sure to soften them first. Put them in a bowl and cover them with hot, boiling water. Let them soak for 5-10 minutes. If you do this step make sure to completely drain the dates otherwise the mixture won't be sticky but too wet and the balls won't form well.
- Form small balls
Then, with a tablespoon, scoop out of the mixture and roll small balls using your hands. Transfer to a plate and keep refrigerated.
Store them in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Freeze any leftovers for up to 2 months in the freezer-friendly container. Enjoy!
Absolutely! These chewy energy-boosting treats are packed with antioxidants and fiber in addition to complex carbs, plant-based protein, and healthy monounsaturated fats. That's a perfect mix to reduce your hunger and fuel you on busy days. Yes, you can skip the processed donuts or granola and enjoy these guilt-free snacks whenever you need a healthy pick-me-up.
They really help me resist all that junk food and keep control over my clean eating habits.
You can put them into a freezer-friendly container or bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just defrost them for a few hours at room temperature before you enjoy them.
Of course, these energy balls with dates are easily customizable. You can use walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans instead of almonds. Likewise, you can substitute pepitas with sunflower, chia, or flax seeds. You can make many combinations depending on your choice.
Why you will love these spirulina powder balls? They are:
- Made without sugar
- Feady in a flash
- Loaded with nutrients
- Family-friendly snacks
- Beautifully green without food coloring
- Sure to impress your guests
- Full of flavor!
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Superfood Spirulina Energy Balls (Refined Sugar-Free!)
- 1 Food processor or high-powered blender
- 1 tablespoon
- 1 and ⅓ cups dates pitted, measured after pitting (I used 22 dates)
- ½ cup almonds raw
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas) raw
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon spirulina powder (If you are not used to spirulina yet, I suggest first adding ½ tbsp. Taste and see if you like to add the other half of tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- First, in a food processor or high-powered blender put raw almonds and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for a few seconds at a time until they are finely ground.
- Next, add dates, desiccated coconut, peanut butter, and spirulina powder to the ground almonds and pumpkin seeds. Process until a sticky dough is formed. If your dates are not soft enough, make sure to soften them first. Put them in a bowl and cover them with hot, boiling water. Let them soak for 5-10 minutes. If you do this step make sure to completely drain the dates otherwise the mixture won't be sticky but too wet and the balls won't form well.
- Then, with a tablespoon, scoop out of the mixture and roll small balls using your hands. Transfer to a plate and keep refrigerated.Store them in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Freeze any leftovers for up to 2 months in the freezer-friendly container. Enjoy!
- Dates should be at room temperature and have a soft, caramelly texture before making this recipe. In that way, you won’t need to soak them in water.
- Depending on the texture of your dates, add more coconut if you get a too wet mixture. On the other side, if the mixture is too dry, feel free to add a tablespoon of peanut butter so you can easily roll the balls with your hands.
- You can use walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans instead of almonds. Likewise, you can substitute pepitas with sunflower, chia, or flax seeds.
- You can use any nut butter instead of PB. Make as many combinations as you like depending on your preferences.
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