Spirulina Snack Recipes

Needing a bit of a change to your usual snack foods? Try adding spirulina to your diet!

Spirulina is a micro-algae harvested in alkaline water sources and can be added to a variety of snacks to provide high nutritional value.

It probably doesn’t sound like the most appetizing thing ever, but trust me – you’ll thank me once you give it a try!

It is a fantastic source of protein and can act as an antioxidant, improve immune function and can help to protect the liver.

Kids will also enjoy it as it can also be used as a fun, natural food dye due to its wonderful blue-green colouring!

The great thing about spirulina is that it can be added to a variety of different snacks, including smoothies, protein balls, energy bars and even ice-cream. I have found some of the best spirulina snack recipes for you to try out.

This list includes vegan, paleo, gluten free and sugar free recipes to suit your dietary needs.

So without further ado, here are the best seven recipes for spirulina snacks:

1. Try this energising spirulina smoothie from the Deliciously Ella blog (look at that gorgeous colour!):

spirulina smoothie

2. Spirulina energy globes from the Nutrition Stripped blog:


3. Raw spirulina energy crunch bars from the Healthful Pursuit blog:


4.  Raw spirulina energy balls from the Fun and Food With Friends blog:


5. These four ingredient chocolate spirulina treats from the Paleomazing blog are a must:


6. Healthy spirulina pie from the Kibby’s Blended Life blog:

spir pie

7. And lastly, if you are looking for something different for dessert, try this amazing spirulina ice cream from The Nutty Scoop blog:



As you can see, there are so many possibilities when it comes to spirulina.

Work your way down this list and enjoy the magnificent, energising feeling you will experience after your snack!

Do you have any more spirulina snack ideas? Perhaps you have another delicious recipe you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you in the comments below! Don’t forget to also share this with your friends and open their worlds up to the wonderful spirulina!

Until next time,

Travelling Dietitian x

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in NYC. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, barre and HIIT class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea on how to make this world a healthier and better place.