Spirulina Treats

If you are not familiar with one of most often used superfoods – spirulina is a blue-green algae rich in Vitamin A, protein and anti-oxidant properties. I love adding it to my smoothie to enrich the flavour and to maximize the nutritional value of the meal.

A very simple way to implement spirulina in your raw regimen is to add a tea spoon of it to a bunch of kale, a couple of medjol dates and a drop of Stevia and blend them until smooth. You can also add a spoon of chia seeds for an extra boost of omega-3 and essential fatty acids. I also like flavouring it with shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, yum!

The second recipe is a little bit more fancy and yet easy to make!

You only need to blend kale, one banana, a spoon of cacao, drop of stevia, a scoop of Sunwarrior raw protein (optional!) and then top with chia, hemp seeds and low-fat peanut butter powder, chocolate flavour (I use PB2 brand).

The trick to make this recipe ideal for the cold season is by adding warm fruit inside, I used two baked apples – chopped. 

More about the benefits of spirulina:

• Spirulina is very high in bio-available iron, making it beneficial to those with anemia or pregnancy, with reduced risk of constipation
• Spirulina is a good source of vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), B-12 (cobalamin), vitamin E, and vitamin K1 and K2
•  It is also a source of potassium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc
• It has four times the antioxidant ability of blueberries
• Spirulina is an good source of protein: gram per gram more so than beef, poultry, fish, and soybeans.

Source:  http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com/benefits-of-spirulina

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