Spirulina is one of the most nutritious foods on earth, and if you’ve been following this blog or the Grow Organic Spirulina blog for some time now, you know that it’s also an amazing energy booster that benefits not only humans but also animals, fish, and the environment.
I will not repeat what you already know about all the wonderful nutrients it contains, or all its amazing effects on your body, the brain, and your emotions.
On this article, I want to get practical, because to be 100% honest, spirulina isn’t exactly a Turkish delight. To be more precise, it’s an acquired test which some people find really hard to take in. Of course, there are many solutions to this problem. You can try taking spirulina in tablets or capsules form, to eliminate the taste problem completely. However, if you’re up for some kitchen creativity, Spirulina can jazz up your food and take it to the next level. So without further due, here are 5 of my favorite spirulina recipes. Feel free to play around with them and let me know how it went by replying in the comments below. Bonapetite!
Spirulina Energy Bites
These delicious, raw vegan energy bites require very little effort and zero cooking. They are easy to make and are a great addition for any buffet dinner, party or get-together.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Cup dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 2 tbsp spirulina powder
- 3 tsp lemon juice
How to make?
Simply toss all the ingredients into a food processor and grind until well combined. Then roll into balls and store in the fridge. They will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks, but more likely they’ll be eaten before that cause they’re just soooo good!!
Spirulina Popcorn for Healthy Binging
Popcorn is a great snack for weight loss, but add a pinch of spirulina to it and you get an instant energy boost with a delicate seaweed flavor. To make it even more interesting, here’s how I like to make it.
Get a squeeze bottle and pour inside:
- 1 tablespoon of Spirulina powder
- 1 tablespoon of ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
Shake well and pour over freshly popped popcorn.
Spirulina Pasta With Tofu Cheese and Herbs
Prepare a dish of pasta with your favorite sauce.
Add a mix of your favorite fresh herbs, like basil, parsley, dill, and coriander.
You can add fried Tofu or cheese cubes, beans or vegetables, the way you like it.
Add a sprinkle of spirulina powder on top to give off a taste similar to parmesan cheese.
This recipe also works well with mushroom risotto or any kind of grain-based meal.
Spirulina Chocolate Recipe
Spirulina and Cacao are both powerful superfoods. When mixed together, they create a strong sensual richness that will blow your taste buds!
I Use raw cacao solids and butter, but if you’re a sweet-tooth, milk chocolate will also do.
What you’ll need:
- 200gr cacao solids
- 200gr cacao butter
- 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder or Spirulina crunchies
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- A handful of nuts, raisins, goji berries, chia seeds, quinoa seeds, whatever gets you going!
Melt the cacao in a pot until fully liquidized. Wait for it to cool down to 60° Celsius (140° Fahrenheit) and then gradually add the spirulina and honey while mixing. The temperature is crucial since the protein in spirulina is heat- sensitive. We recommend using a simple cooking thermometer to help you get it right.
Add the nuts, fruits, and seeds according to your preference, then pour into a silicone ice serving dish. Finally, chill in the fridge for an hour and dig in!
Spirulina Juice Recipe for Superfood Addicts
Take any kind of fruit juice or soft drink and add 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder per liter. Drink this throughout the day to maintain high energy levels and a focused mind. Apple juice is definitely a winner!