Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Spirulina Forever

The blue-green algae in its natural environment. (stock image)
The Aztecs first harvested this vitamin-rich, blue-green algae because of the availability and high nutritional value. Today, it still serves as a supplement to our diets, which researchers are classifying as a "super-food" with pills, cakes, drinks and powder forms sold worldwide. We add it to our green smoothie. Some sprinkle it. Others mix it in. It has a very distinctive flavor but you will work it out.

Bonus: Spirulina is high in Vitamin B-6 and Vitamin C with even higher levels of magnesium and iron.

Powder form is perfect for sprinkling or on smoothies. (stock image)
Other sources on spirulina:

Live Science touts that, "protein makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Spirulina's dry weight...".
Check out it's herb profile on Wellness Mama