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
- Phytonutrients, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
By-the-Minute Recipe Ideas
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
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
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:
8 cups purified water
5 cups chopped spinach
2 cups chopped scallions
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons spirulina
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.