Smoothies are a popular way to amp up fruit and veggie intake. I mean, it doesn’t get much easier than throwing your favorite produce in a blender with milk, water, or juice and blending it up. Plus, you can add all sorts of things to play with flavor and enhance the nutritional impact of your smoothie. So how does adding over 100 nutrients with one powder sound? Great! Then you need to know about spirulina!
What Is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a natural algae that is often sold as a nutrient-packed powder. This plant is a natural source of protein, iron, manganese, chromium, chlorophyll, omega-3s, antioxidants and a variety of vitamins, including Vitamins A, K1, K2 and B12. As a plant-based source of so many nutrients, it’s no surprise that spirulina is popular with vegetarians and vegans! But really, anyone can benefit from spirulina.
Nutrex Hawaii boasts spirulina that is preservative- and chemical-free. Their spirulina is farmed in a BioSecure Zone—an area that prohibits pesticide and GMO use. The result? The purest, most potent product they can offer!
How Do You Use Spirulina?
I already mentioned smoothies, but there are countless ways to use spirulina powder! The Nutrex Hawaii website has a variety of recipes to use spirulina in! Here are two that might intrigue you:
- 3 tablespoons raw cashews
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 large Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons maca powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Hawaiian Spirulina powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Sweetener to taste (optional)
Blend together all the ingredients, except the frozen banana and ice, until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until frosty. Taste, and sweeten as desired. Makes two 16oz servings.
- 10-12 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 tablespoon Green Complete Superfood Powder
Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until ingredients start to stick together. If mix is crumbly, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the mix begins to stick. Pour mix onto wax or parchment paper and flatten into a square. Wrap in paper and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.