Okay so adding a big helping of pond algae to your morning smoothie might not sound like the most appealing start to the day… but you might just change your mind after hearing about our good friend Spirulina and all of the benefits it provides…
Spirulina is a natural blue-green fresh water plant which is usually purchased in dried powder form. It certainly has an acquired taste, but is easily disguised by blending into smoothies and juices. However, some people like to just mix it with water and drink away. You might want to pinch your nose if it isn’t your cup of tea.
Don’t let that put you off though as you can buy it in tablet form!
Here’s just a few great reasons to get down this potent green goodness:
Protein! It is considered a complete source of high-quality protein and is often compared to eggs for the amount of protein per gram, so ideal for vegans or those making the transition and concerned about their protein intake.
Iron! Spirulina is one of the best plant sources of iron. It contains an easily absorbed form of iron that is gentle on the digestive system and utilised easily by the body.
Calcium! Sky high levels of calcium make this super-food one to try if you want to keep your bones, teeth and entire body in good repair and functioning at a high level. And who doesn’t want that?!
Antioxidants! These are powerful substances that protect our cells from damage. Thanks to lots of research, we understand the importance of consuming enough antioxidants from natural sources, so include Spirulina!
Spirulina is known to balance blood sugar, help keep allergies at bay and it’s also packed with vitamin B1 (thiamine) making it good news for your energy levels, eyesight plus brain and nerve function. What’s not to love?
Take the plunge and add a scoop of this green super powder into your smoothie today. Your body will thank you for it..
You can get some super Spirulina powder or tablets online here or in your local health food store.
Happy Superfoodies Day 🙂