By now you must’ve heard about how healthy Spirulina is and you want to try it for yourself.
Spirulina is available in three forms - tablets, capsules, and powder.
You could opt to take Spirulina tablets or capsules and wash them down with a glass of water, but where’s the fun in that?
Luckily Spirulina is as versatile as it is nutritious, and so the powder can easily be combined with both savory and sweet dishes.
Most people find the taste of Spirulina unusual, but not unpleasant.
It’s described as being very similar to dark green veg like kale, broccoli or spinach.
You’ll probably find it strong at first, so try working your way up from a smaller amount like a 1/4 teaspoon, till you get used to it.
And if you’re a fan of seaweed, you’ll probably love Spirulina straight away.
Below we’ve detailed some of our favourite Spirulina recipes - we recommend you try them all!
This is a great, fun recipe to make using Spirulina, and not just because making Courgette noodles is lots of fun.
If you don’t have the kit to make your own noodles, this Spirulina ‘Super-Salad’ tastes just as delicious with the courgettes thinly sliced length-ways.
And it has so many tasty greens in it that you’ll feel healthier just making it!
To make up for the uber-healthiness of recipe number one, we thought we’d go for something a little naughtier for recipe number two.
So here it is - everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure: chocolate brownies.
But don’t be fooled by their reputation, these brownies are about as healthy as they come.
They’re vegan, dairy-free and thanks to the Spirulina, they pack a mean protein punch.
For those of you who don’t know - homemade energy balls are a great way to get in some extra nutrients and energy on the go.
The energy boost in these balls come mainly from the high nut content and the natural sugars in the fruit.
But add in a spoonful of Spirulina and these balls are turned from simple high-energy treats into a protein-packed power food.
They’re pretty fun to make too!
This one is a vegan superfood smoothie with wild blueberries, for those extra anti-oxidants.
Better still, it benefits from the addition of almond butter, which adds a luxurious creaminess in lieu of ice-cream.
We’d recommend mixing up your berries too.
Try experimenting with blackcurrants, blackberries, cranberries or strawberries.
If you’re on a diet, or trying out a paleo/raw food lifestyle, you may find Spirulina is the secret to helping you keep a healthy balance.
This simple, ‘Super-Soup’, is chock full of nutritious and cleansing vegetables to help detox your system.
The best bit about it is that it can be made in a matter of minutes and requires no cooking.
Just whizz it all together in a blender!
It’s got a delicate, creamy taste, which is well complemented by a dash of Spirulina.