Spirulina is a blue-green algae that’s considered the ultimate superfood. It’s high in protein (65%) and is a natural source of iron, magnesium, beta-carotene, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9s). You can incorporate the powder into your diet in a number of different ways. In fact, Sari Foods has a ton of great recipes for smoothies, desserts, and even savory dishes on their blog.There are a TON of benefits of using spirulina in your diet. Here are just a few that were important to me:
- Improves your immune system – I just got over a cold and the last thing I want to do is get sick again!
- Detoxifies your body – These past few weeks, I’ve been eating horribly thanks to the holidays. I definitely want to get rid of all the bad stuff that I put in my body!
- Increases energy levels – This is important especially since I’m chasing after a toddler all day long.
Now I’ll be quite honest, I was a little hesitant about it when I read “blue-green algae” & that it has a seaweed taste to it but I quickly got over it because I actually like seaweed and because of all the benefits that came with taking spirulina. I decided to try it out by adding it to my smoothie bowls & now, I’m pretty much hooked! They’re super easy to make and they’re delicious! Here’s the recipe
SPIRULINA SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE
- 1 heaping tbsp. of Sari Foods’ Spirulina Powder
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 banana (half for the smoothie, half for the topping)
- chia seeds
- coconut flakes
Mix all the ingredients in a blender then just add as much toppings as you’d like.