Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It is packed with protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, detoxifying chlorophyll, healthy omega fats, and more. In fact, spirulina is so nutrient dense that scientists have started working on ways to use spirulina to cure world hunger. Spirulina supplements usually come in either a powder or a capsule. Many people choose to take the capsules because it is easier, but buying spirulina powder tends to be more cost effective. Spirulina isn’t the best tasting superfood on its own, but it lends a rich, earthy, and almost nutty flavor to recipes. There are many ways you can use spirulina powder in your favorite recipes. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
- Spirulina Shot
Mix 1 tsp. spirulina powder with 1 tsp. of raw honey and 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Pour into a shot glass and take it as you would a shot of alcohol or cough syrup.
- Spirulina Smoothie
Prepare your favorite smoothie recipe and simply add 1-3 tbsp. of spirulina powder to turn your smoothie into a nutrient dense green smoothie.
- Spirulina Honey
Mix 1 part spirulina powder with 2 parts warmed raw honey and store in a sealed container. Drizzle spirulina honey on fruit, yogurt, toast, popcorn, and more.
- Spirulina Salad Dressing
Mix 1 part spirulina powder with 1 part olive oil and 1 part apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Season mixture with sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
- Spirulina Pesto
Mix 1 part spirulina powder with 1 part olive oil. You can also add shredded fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro, or whatever herbs you like. If adding extra herbs, simply add more olive oil until the mixture reaches pesto consistency. When you have reached the right consistency, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Spirulina Toast
Spread coconut oil over a piece of toast and sprinkle with spirulina powder, sea salt, and pepper. For a sweeter take on this superfood breakfast, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey.
- Spirulina Guacamole
Prepare your favorite guacamole recipe and add 1-2 tbsp. of spirulina powder. Spirulina guacamole spread on toast is a quick, easy, nutritious, and absolutely delicious breakfast.
- Spirulina Hummus
Prepare your favorite hummus recipe and add 1-2 tbsp. of spirulina powder.
- Spirulina Pancakes
Prepare your favorite pancake recipe and add 1-2 tbsp. of spirulina powder. Spirulina gives boring old pancakes a bright green color and adds a nutrient dense punch to a food that is normally high in carbohydrates / calories and low in nutrients.
- Spirulina Seasoning Salt
Mix 1 tbsp. spirulina powder with 1 tbsp. sea salt, 1 tbsp. black pepper, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, and 1 tsp. of cayenne. Shake to combine and store in a sealed seasoning shaker or jar. Add spirulina seasoning salt to savory dishes.
The best spirulina supplements contain 100% pure, organic, spirulina powder. It is very important to check the sourcing of spirulina powder as it can absorb toxins from the environment in which it was grown. Choose a spirulina powder that is extracted from pristine waters that is verified by third party testing and always buy supplements from a company you know and trust.