I love to create simple paleo desserts that are not only healthy, but ones I can slip something green into. Green, to me, equals health and LIFE. I encourage you to look up the health properties of spirulina and also to try out these paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free round chocolate spirulina treats!
These are simple treats that are technically raw. I make them in my dehydrator and do not allow the temperature to go above 109F degrees. Some raw foodies say 105 and others say 115, so to play it safe, I found a happy medium and I keep mine under 109. Keeping live foods at low temperatures helps secure the vital and natural enzymes that are so vital for us and that man is lacking. As we age, our enzyme-producing abilities diminish, hence all the over-the-counter enzymes being sold. They DO help! If we eat foods that have more life in them with their natural enzymes, we are allowing our bodies to utilize these enzymes directly from our food. It’s a win-win situation.
Please note that this recipe is so easy that you can also do it right in your oven. In fact, every recipe I make can be made right in your very own oven set at the lowest temperature, yet reduce the time and keep an eye on them. The lowest setting varies from oven to oven, yet is usually around 175-200F degrees.
Some like a creamier snack that reminds them of a gooey fudge, whereas others like something to bite into that is more like a cookie. The adjustable coconut butter option in the recipe below will determine the outcome. I leave that up to your creativity and preferences.
Have fun with this—I hope you enjoy it. We sure do! BE sure to contact me and share your pictures and ideas. I always love to hear your feedback!Print
Chocolate is a wonderful antioxidant-rich food, and spirulina is full of minerals and acts as a cleanser or mild detoxifier.
- 1.5 – 2 cups coconut butter (use more for a creamier texture)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla bean
- 4 tablespoons 100% chocolate
- 2 teaspoons spirulina
- Turn your dehydrator on and set to 109F.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Flatten into rounds on sheet for dehydrator or on wax paper for oven at lowest setting (see note below).
- Dehydrate in ¼-inch round flats for 3 to 5 hours at 109F.
- Let settle to room temperature.
- Store in air tight containers to make them last a long time.
- Store in the refrigerator and they will last even longer.
Every recipe I make can be made right in your very own oven set at the lowest temperature yet reduce the time and keep an eye on them. The lowest setting varies from oven to oven yet is usually around 175-200F.
If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at) Paleomazing.com.