Sides & Snacks

‘Cheesy’ Spirulina Popcorn

My husband and I like to cook our own stovetop popcorn for the movies (when we arn’t being lazy that is).  And what better way to enjoy this than with an incredible Super Food sprinkled right on top for added taste and health!

One really healthy way to eat popcorn is with omega packed Spirulina powder and Vitamin B packed Nutritional Yeast.  One Tbsp of Nutritional yeast actually supplies your daily dose of Vitamin B’s, so you can think of it as a natural B Complex, which is Great for vegetarians that don’t get their B vitamins from meat. It also contains Chromium and 16 different Amino Acids.


Spirulina is pretty amazing too.  According to Dr.Axe, it is high in protein, vitamin A, K, B, manganese, chromium, potassium, and just a 3 gram serving has 2,800% more beta-carotene than carrots, 3,900% more iron than spinach, 600% more protein than tofu, 280% more antioxidants than blueberries…wow.

Apparently it is similar and often confused with Chlorella, another amazing immune boosting and nutritious healing micro algea.  They are both grown in similar conditions, and both contain similar nutrition content, but it is argued that Spirulina is the winner of the two.  Just be sure to research about this powerful superfood before consuming it, as it is not recommended for children (as they are more sensitive to contaminated blue-green algea products than adults), and in worse cases contaminated algea could cause serious side effects.  Thankfully my husband and I as well as those in our family…or anyone I know for that matter, has never had any issues with taking this supplement, it is regularly stocked in our house.


Anyways, once I make the popcorn and sprinkle it with the two main ingredients of this dish, Spirulina and nutritional yeast, I like to also top melted oil on top, but not just any kind…Nutiva’s Vegan Butter flavored Coconut Oil!  My Aunt introduced me to this, it’s amazing!

So lets start snackin’ 🙂




'Cheesy' Spirulina Popcorn

Print Recipe
Serves: 2 Cups Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


  • 2 Tbsp - Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 Cup - Popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp - Nutritional Yeast
  • 3-4 - Crushed Spirulina Capsules
  • 2 Tbsp - Vegan Butter (optional)
  • Salt to taste



In a medium sized pot with a lid on (glass preferably), add 2 Tbsp Coconut oil (high cooking temperature) and a few popcorn kernels. Keep on medium heat until the oil turns hot (be careful not to burn so watch for smoke).


Immediately when the few kernels begin popping, add 1/8 cup kernels and start shifting the pot lightly sideways and tilting gently to stir the oil and coat the kernels. Keep doing this until more kernels have started popping.


Once the popping has slowed down, turn off the stove (to prevent burning).


Add salt, 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, and 3-4 crushed spirulina capsules (feel free to melt 2 Tbsps of coconut oil or vegan butter over top).


Mix well and enjoy!

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