Spirulina is one of my favorite superfoods. It is a n excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals, omega fats, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and more. Because spirulina is so incredibly nutrient dense, it offers numerous health benefits that truly make me feel super! I love spirulina but it can be difficult to get used to the taste, which is why I have learned to incorporate it into my favorite recipes.
Spirulina Smoothies – Spirulina can be easily added to your favorite fruit smoothies. I simply add a tablespoon to your favorite recipe. I like to combine spirulina with fresh or frozen fruit, a handful of leafy greens, and a bit of water or almond milk. This is delicious, healthy, and super satisfying.
Spirulina Sauces – I add spirulina to cooked sauces all of the time. It is great with a sprinkle mixed into tomato sauces, alfredo sauces, pesto sauces, salad dressings, and more. It is important to add the spirulina to the sauces after you have removed them from heat and let them cool to serving temperature. High temperatures will destroy some of the important nutrients found within spirulina.
Spirulina Seasoning Mixes – The earthy flavor of spirulina can be masked by other flavorful herbs and spices. Trying adding a tablespoon or so to garlic salt mixes, Cajun spice mixes, pasta spice mixes, or anything that pairs well will an earthy flavor.
Spirulina Baked Goods – Last but not least, I add spirulina to baked good recipes. Mix 1-2 tbsp. of spirulina into your favorite breads, muffins, bagels, and more. You can even add spirulina to sweeter baked goods using strong flavors like maple syrup or vanilla extract to mask the flavor. Spirulina, due to its bright green coloring, makes an excellent natural food dye as well!