Enjoy this Blue Beauty Bowl packed full of antioxidants today with your bestie! This
bowl features superfoods like spirulina, blueberries, matcha, acai, raw honey and more! If you're trying to optimize your energy and brain function, I suggest you get to foraging for these ingredients in your local health food store or organic backyard garden.
Spirulina is Spectacular!
Did you know Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is a type of bacteria called cyanobacterium, which is often referred to as blue-green algae.Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy out of sunlight, via the process called photosynthesis.
A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains (2):
Protein: 4 grams.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.
Copper: 21% of the RDA.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that we need.
This is coming with only 20 calories, and 1.7 grams of digestible carbohydrate.
Gram for gram, this means that spirulina may literally be the single most nutritious food on the planet.
Spirulina may also have other beneficial effects, such as helping to “detoxify” the heavy metal arsenic from the body.
Now that your mind is nourished, lets get to nourishing that beautiful body of yours!
(As always, ALL ingredients should be organic as it was intended to be!And as always get organic!)
Here's what you'll need:
1/2c frozen wild blueberries
1 Frozen Acai packets
3 tbsp chia seeds
1c coconut yogurt or grass fed yogurt
4tsp local raw honey
1 pinch of spirulina
Toppings (all optional)
1 handful of fresh blackberries
1 handful of fresh blueberries
1 handful of almonds
1 handful of oats (PHOTO BY: Melissa J. Leslie Quinones)
1 hemp seeds
3 squares of quality cacao bars
1 pinch of matcha powder
1 pinch of spirulina
Blend 1/2 frozen blueberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2c yogurt and 2 tsp honey. Fold in 3 tbsp chia seeds. Set aside in the freezer.
Meanwhile blend acai and 1/2 banana. Set aside in the freezer.
Blend together 1/2c yogurt, 2 tsp honey and a pinch of spirulina.
Top with blackberries, blueberries, kiwi, almonds, oats, hemp seeds, cacao bars, and sprinkles of matcha and spirulina!
What's your favorite spirulina recipe? How has it changed your energy/life/health? Post in the comments below!
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