Sugar Free Nettle & Seaweed Sweets

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I love Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), it has so many potential uses in drinks, savoury and dessert recipes.

Recently I gathered some young nettle tips, new growth that had appeared after the council had done some recent strimming.

Remembering the recipes I used to create when I was a raw food vegan back on the mid 1980s; I thought that I would try and recreate an old recipe from a booklet I wrote from those dietary exploration days called ‘Biogenic Nutrition: A Living Foods Lifestyle‘.

This is the result; a nourishing raw, sugar free energy lifting nettle sweet recipe.

Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Stinging Nettle

Nettle Sweet Recipe: Ingredients

  • 30g fresh nettle tips
  • 100g organic dried dates
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 1tsp kelp powder
  • 1tsp coconut oil

Nettle Sweet Recipe: Suggested Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blitz the nettle until it is finely minced.
  2. Next add the dates and pumpkin seeds, and pulse until fine.
  3. Now add the kelp powder and coconut oil, and process until the whole mixture turns into a ball in the bowl of the food processor.
  4. Spoon out a teaspoon of mixture and roll into balls in the palms of your hands. Place on a dish and refrigerate. Eat when ready.

Makes: 10 portions


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  1. Hi. Just wondering how necessary the kelp powder is, as I don’t have any? Will the recipe still hold up without it, or is there a substitute I might use? Thank you.


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