Protein Nuggets

Spirulina is one of the most protein-rich foods on earth. This recipe is a crunchy snack that will sustain your energy levels for long periods of time. They are easy to travel with and will stay fresh for a few weeks when refrigerated.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 cup dried coconut
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1⁄4 cup dates, pitted, and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. spirulina
  • 1 Tbsp. carob


  • Soak the buckwheat for 6 to 8 hours. Drain and rinse until the water is clear.
  • Dehydrate the buckwheat until crunchy, about 6 hours at 110°F.
  • In a coffee grinder, grind the dried coconut to a flour.
  • Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment. In a food processor, process all ingredients together until well-blended and smooth. Press mixture into prepared pan and smooth top. Cut into squares.
  • Dehydrate at 145°F for 2 hours. Turn down the temperature to 110°F and flip the nuggets. Continue dehydrating for 12 hours or until dry.