Spirulina rests atop the green superfood pantheon. It's a blue-green vegetable plankton that has been a source of nutrition for humans sinces the Aztecs harvested it centuries ago. It contains the highest protein and beta-carotene levels of all the green superfoods. It also is the highest known vegetable source of B-12. Spirulina is highly digestible, protects the immune system, aids in mineral absorption and reduces cholesterol
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I've been taking it for a few months now. I like to add it to my post-workout smoothie! You can add it to any smoothie, any way you like, but this is my favorite recipe I've created…
10-12 oz of coconut water*
1TB chia seeds (for fiber)
1-2TB of spirulina (start small and then increase over time)
1 Frozen Banana
1/2 cup Frozen Berries
Optional: 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder
Throw everything in the blender and blend till smooth! I don't need to add a sweetener because the banana and berries are usually enough for me. If you find you need a little sweetening, add some stevia or raw honey! Oh, and I have to make a little extra for my 2 kiddos! They have no idea how healthy this is!
*I use coconut water because this is usually my post-workout smoothie and it is loaded with electrolytes. You can use coconut milk, almond milk, raw milk, goat milk, or just plain water.