We've all heard about spirulina and its healthy properties that put it on the list of top 10 superfoods you should add to your diet. The hype around spirulina is relatively new, but foodies and fitness coaches have known about this bluish green algae for decades. It's loaded with vitamins, mineral salts, calcium, magnesium, and iron, among other things. It's also an amazing source of protein, which makes spirulina a real life-saver for everyone who's into sports.
But if you've ever tried eating spirulina you know it tastes a bit weird. In fact, it tastes exactly like it should - like dried algae that's been turned into powder. Naturally, not all people can enjoy this superfood on its own because of its peculiar taste. But fear not, there are quite a few ways you can eat spirulina and it will actually taste good!
Making smoothies is one of the easiest and most popular ways to take spirulina - just mix it with bananas and some sweet-tasting fruits, add milk or joghurt, some cinnamon, and voila! The recipes are ample and you can switch between green smoothies with seasonal vegetables and delicious fruit smoothies that make spirulina taste truly divine.
Hummus is an amazing dish that is prepared with the paste made of sesame seeds and mashed chickpeas. Usually, it is seasoned with salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Well, you can also add a dash of spirulina to turn your hummus into a superfood! You can serve it with raw vegetables or flatbreads.
Spirulina Almond Latte
Well, I call it a latte, but it is actually a caffeine-free drink as spirulina is very sensitive to strong ingredients like coffee and alcohol. Take half a teaspoon of spirulina, add it to a glass of almond milk, and infuse with some natural sweetener like honey or stevia. This drink not only tastes good, but it also has a very high nutritional value.
Spirulina Energy Bites
If you're into healthy snacks, and I believe you are as you're reading this article, then these delicious energy bites are definitely right up your alley. There are quite a few recipes on the web, but you can try the one that mixes cocoa powder, dates, almond butter, and hazelnuts. Bring this recipe to the next level by adding a bit of spirulina and you won't regret it!