Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that grows in warm, fresh water lakes. It the most nutrient-dense food there is. Spirulina contains high levels of protein, as well as 18 amino acids. It also has beta-carotene, B12, iron, calcium, magnesium and high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), as well as over 100 other vitamins and minerals. It is called “nature’s multivitamin” for good reason.
Wow, this sounds amazing. What is the catch?? Well, in all honesty, it smells and tastes pretty funky. I have the powder version because, from what I have researched, it provides more nutritional value than the tablets. It is a strong flavor that is not easily masked. I have tried spirulina in Shakeology and in green smoothies (and it makes them really green since it is a dark green color), but it is pretty hard to disguise.
You can choose to use the tablets. You can also get used to it over time. I don’t mind it as much as I used to. The package tells you a recommended daily amount and I aim for about half that and feel pretty proud of myself. I would rather get half the benefit and enjoy my food than get all of the benefit and hate it (and then none of the benefit because I would give up)!
Also, in the next section, I will give you some more ideas of how you can sneak this amazing superfood into your routine!
Besides that, see the health benefits above. What more good news do you need?
Whether in tablet or in powder form, spirulina is one superfood that is definitely worth looking into for daily or weekly use.
Have you tried the amazing superfood spirulina yet? What is your favorite way to use it?
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