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Fresh Spirulina is an incredible nutrient powerhouse on its own, but one of the fantastic things about this “super-veggie” is that it is incredibly easy to combine with meals and drinks to increase your intake of:

  •  Complete (Contains All Amino Acids) Plant Protein
  • Vitamin A (As Beta Carotene)
  • Vitamin K (K1 and K2)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Phytonutrients, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.

By-the-Minute Recipe Ideas

 

One-Minute Boost:

 

A big spoonful in your favorite beverage makes a quick on the go nutrition boost. Whether it is mint tea, kombucha, juice or just plain water, just add one ounce of Fresh Spirulina to 8-16 ounces of your beverage of choice. Stir and enjoy!

 

Three- Minute Shake:

Start your day with a delicious Spirulina Smoothie!  We love this recipe from Deliciously Ella, www.deliciouslyella.com/spirulina-smoothie

Makes one glass

– 1 ripe banana

– 1 cup of frozen blueberries (I buy them fresh then freeze them)

– 1 cup of spinach

– 1 cup of kale

– 3/4 of a cup of water/almond milk/coconut water

– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

– 1 teaspoon of hemp protein powder

– 1 teaspoon of spirulina

Optional: 2 medjool dates (this sweetens it)

Simply place everything together in the blender, peel the banana and pit the dates first though! Then blend for a minute or so until smooth. I like my smoothies thick so that I can eat them with a spoon, so you may want to add more water/almond milk/coconut water if you like it runnier. Then sip, love and enjoy !

 

Five-minute hors d’oeuvres:

Transform your snack into a superfood! Whether it’s hummus, guacamole, pesto, or mayonnaise, any dip or spread can now be a healthy complement to chips, bread, crackers or on a pita.

Here’s a great vegan hummus recipe from One Green Planet, www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/spirulina-hummus

Ingredients

   1 14-ounce can of chickpeas, drained

   1/2 cup cold water

   2 tablespoons tahini

   1 tablespoon spirulina

   1 tablespoon lemon juice

   1 garlic clove

   1 teaspoon cumin

   Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation :

Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Serve with pita bread or fresh vegetables.

 

20-minute or more?

 

Liven up your meal! Add Fresh Spirulina to your soup, salad, dressing/ sauce, or as a topping for your entree.  Here’s a fantastic Spinach, Scallion and Spirulina Soup from Fitness Magazine, www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/spinach-scallion-and-spirulina-soup:

Ingredients

   8 cups purified water

   5 cups chopped spinach

   2 cups chopped scallions

   4 garlic cloves, chopped

   2 tablespoons spirulina

Directions

In a large pot, combine water, spinach, scallions, and garlic. Over high heat, bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover. Allow soup to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add spirulina. Using an immersion blender, submerge blades and blend soup until all ingredients are well broken down and soup is fully blended, about 5 minutes. Consume immediately or transfer soup to a large glass container with a tight-fitting lid. Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.