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How to add spirulina to your diet

Spirulina is a superfood that has become very popular and there’s no wonder why! There are many great health benefits of spirulina as it is rich in all kinds of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants so is a great way to help your immune system, detoxify the body, boost energy levels and improve your overall health and wellbeing. The only problem is that many people don’t know how they can incorporate this nutrient dense superfood into their diet. There are a few ways to increase your spirulina intake – by taking daily spirulina tablets or supplements, by drinking a skinny coffee that contains spirulina or by adding a spirulina powder to some delicious and healthy recipes.

Here are three great recipes for you to try that incorporate spirulina and help you live a healthier and happier lifestyle:

Green Smoothie

This recipe is easy and simple to make and is full of vitamins and minerals. It can also be a great way to start your day and keep you going until lunch-time!

Ingredients:

  • 200ml milk (can be any kind of milk you like)
  • A handful of fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • Honey or stevia to sweeten to taste(optional)
  • Method:

    To make this smoothie, simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for around 40 seconds or until smooth.

    Spirulina Pesto

    This recipe is perfect to use with pasta or as a sauce or dip.

    Ingredients:

    • 200g lightly toasted pine nuts
    • 100g nutritional yeast
    • 3 handfuls fresh basil
    • 1 chopped garlic clove
    • Salt
    • Ground black pepper
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp spirulina powder
    • Juice of 1 lemon

    Method:

    Blend the garlic and basil in a food processor

    Add pine nuts and olive oil and blend

    Stir in the lemon juice, yeast and spirulina powder

    Season with salt and pepper

    Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

    I you don’t want to just sprinkle some spirulina powder over your salad, you can add it into a simple yet delicious salad dressing.

    Ingredients

    • 4 tbs olive oil
    • 1 tbs mustard
    • 1/2 tbs honey
    • 1 tbs spirulina powder

    Method:

    To make this vinaigrette dressing simply mix all of the ingredients together and add to your favourite salad. Feel free to change the quantities of each ingredients for a larger or smaller salad.

    By trying some of these simple recipes or using them to create your own, you can easily add spirulina into your diet. The recommended daily intake of spirulina is 3g, however it is recommended to take a reduced does for the first time to allow your body to get used to it.