Yummy Spirulina Pie

June 20, 2008

I bet you never thought greens could create an amazing dessert. I had never really had a “green” desert before I tried this one out, and it blew me away. So skepticism aside, give it a try and I guarantee you’ll be very pleasantly surprised.

For the pie crust:

  • 2 cups raw almonds finely ground in a food processor (I prefer to sprout mine overnight by covering them in water in a bowl)
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates

For the pie filling:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Stevia as needed, to sweeten more if desired
  • 2 Tbs. spirulina (which you can buy at the health food market or Wholefoods)
  • 1 Tbs. carob powder or PURE ground cacao (no processed sugar please!)

To make the crust mix the ground almonds and pitted dates in a bowl. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 5-inch pie tin.

In a blender, combine the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour this liquid mixture onto the pie crust and freeze for about 3 hours before serving (try not to get impatient and eat it too early, as I’ve been known to do!). After freezing for a few hours, you can transport the pie into the refrigerator. Freezing it first creates an amazing, cheese-cake like texture.

Desert and sneaking more greens into your diet – Perfect!


  1. The best raw dessert I have had that contains spirulina. Thanks Kimberly.

  2. Kim – I made the pie this evening and was really excited to see how it would taste. After 3.5 hours in the freezer, I tried a slice and was shocked to find it so bitter. The only change I made to the recipe was papaya nectar instead of agave (I couldn’t locate it in my local Whole Foods or Central Market). I used pure cocao powder that was not sweetened – could that be the cause?

    • Hi Eve,
      Stevia is crucial!! It should be sweet- definitely not bitter!!!

      Stevia should be sold at Whole Foods in the baking section. Or even Trader Joe’s.
      Check it out— you will notice a world of difference and it should taste sweet and delicious!!

  3. This sounds amazing!!! cant wait to try it…. thanks for the great recipe… keep this great blog going!!!

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