Spirulina is a bacteria, or a blue-green algae that’s found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. It is most commonly recognized as one of the world’s most nutritionally complete superfoods. It offers health benefits to practically every organ and bodily function.
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Things not to do with Spirulina:
1. Smell the stuff. It smells of pond water and unless you’re a big pond water fan I can think of more appetising things to taste through your nose.
2. Close the bag hastily so the powder covers your entire kitchen – the powder is so light it gets EVERYWHERE.
3. Go straight into having large doses. Your body needs to adjust to the bacteria, even if it is healthy, so start small with half a teaspoon and work up to a tablespoon.
BASIC INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings)
– 200ml organic apple juice
Apple and mango juice also works really well
– 1 handful of spinach
Mild in flavour but full of nutrients
– 1 handful frozen berries
Frozen berries make great smoothies
– 1 teaspoon spirulina
Smells like pond water but you can’t even taste it
– Top up with cold water
Alternatively you could use 1 inch of cucumber to water it down and make it less sweet
– squeeze of lime
For a bitter zingy aftertaste
For it’s many health benefits
– 2 ice cubes
If your berries aren’t frozen use ice cubes to make the smoothie cold
Put all the ingredients into the beaker and blend until smooth!
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