Spirulina: a super alkaline protein for a daily energy boost.
I love spirulina. Okay, the taste is peculiar but I have found some good combinations to consume it. And above all, spirulina is such an incredibly rich source of nutrients, that figuring out how to incorporate it into our diet is a huge benefit to our bodies!
It is a cyanobacteria in the blue-green algae category and is a source of complete plant protein that makes up 60-70% of its weight. Its repertoire of amino acids is certainly not the same as an animal source in terms of proportion but it is all there.
It also contains many vitamins, A, E, D, K, and all the B vitamins. It is super rich in iron, minerals and trace elements, fatty acids and chlorophyll. It is therefore super alkaline, promoting detox. It contains a lot of antioxidants as you can see with its dark green color and therefore helps to balance the excess of free radicals that accentuate the aging of the body and the progress of many diseases.
It is an essential source of energy in daily life with only one drawback: its taste. It is not for everyone to consume it naturally but we can find ways to get around that.
Another thing to consider, It is very cooling, due to its detoxification properties among others. So it is easier to consume it when the temperature is above zero and even more so when it is above 20 celsius!
This is one of my favorite ways to consume it
- 1 CS of spirulina powder
- 2 CS of hemp protein powder
- 1 half CS of honey
- sugar free almond milk
- tahini or almond butter
Mix everything together into a smooth cream and enjoy as an ultra healthy, super protein rich dessert.
Green Smootie with spirulina
- 1 organic apple
- 1 CS flaxseed
- 2 CS hemp seeds
- 1 CS of spirulina + chlorella
- almond milk
Mix everything in a blender and voilà, simple and quite delicious.
You can also sweeten it with stevia to stay in keto mode during the day!
How do you like it?
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Osteopath – Holistic Health