I will never forget my first spirulina experience, when I put full tablespoon of the dark green powder in one smoothie. At first, the smell itself, and the heavy flavor didn’t let me finish it. I hardly drank a half of it and poured out the rest. It was only afterwards that I found out I should have started with a smaller amount (approximately 1/3 of a teaspoon per one glass of smoothie), and gradually increase the dose to 2 teaspoons a day!
So learn from my mistakes!
Maybe you are asking yourselves why I continued to consume it, if I disliked it so much. The answer is pretty simple: spirulina is literally the healthiest known ingredient, used in the whole world because of its nutritive and healing properties.
Spirulina is unicellular blue greenish algae which lives in freshwaters, including ponds, lakes and rivers. This microscopic form of life is exceptionally easily digested, which makes it possible for all its nutrients to be easily absorbed in the organism. All this results with a simply incredible amount of concentrated nutrition in every ounce.
Spirulina contains more than 65% of complete proteins (300% more than fish or chicken and has no cholesterol). Complete protein means that it contains all of the nine essential amino acids necessary to our body to grow. These proteins are more concentrated and more digestible than any proteins from animal origin.
It is also rich with a lot of chlorophyll, iron (about 58 times more than spinach), calcium, magnesium, zinc, antioxidants, vitamin C, D, E, all B vitamins (including B12 which is almost never found in plants), beta-carotene and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 and 9). It contains about ten others non-essential amino acid, nucleonic acid and lipids that play an important role for good health.
We all know that fish is a good source of essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6, 9). What we haven’t asked ourselves is that is it the fish that possess or produce these acids. The answer is no. The biggest part of omega acids, fish get from consuming the algae like spirulina. These omega acids have a great role in prevention of heart diseases, decrease of bad cholesterol, decrease of osteoporosis severity, depression, diabetes and many more.
Spirulina is one of the best ingredients for detoxication of the organism, including cleansing from poisoning with heavy metals, mercury, medicines and chemical pollutants. When people consume it regularly, it is not rarely that they feel energy boost and vitality. It is great for anemia, bulimia, digestion problems, improving nutrients absorbance, and strengthening the immunity.
Some people consume it in a glass of water, without any additives. I put it in juices and that is how I help myself with not scenting it, or tasting it for that matter.
You can consume it in these smoothies:
- Oranges, spinach, kiwi
- Oranges, kiwi, banana, chart
- Oranges, apples, pears, basil and lettuce
When choosing spirulina, pick the one that is organic and non GMO, to make sure that what you consume is the truth super – nutritive ingredient.
Furthermore, I provide you with a recipe for spirulina cookies
What you will need:
- 5oz of almonds
- 7 dates
- 2tbs of goji berries
- 2tbs coconut oil
- 1tbs cocoa
- 1tsp of spirulina
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1tbs of water (if needed)
- A bit of Himalayan salt
The ingredients should be enough for around 10 pieces.
If you are missing some of the ingredients, replace it or put more of something else you have.
Firstly, grind the almonds, and add the rest in a blender. Blend until you get a good mixture that you can shape. Make an elongated shape from the mixture, roll it in a cellophane paper, and put it in the fridge. After it is hard, cut small pieces and take one or two whenever you need energy booster.