Spirulina is pretty amazing. It has a complete profile of nutrients which means if you wanted to, you could survive by just eating spirulina! There’s even talk of spirulina helping fight world hunger and malnutrition. So what makes it so amazing?
You can brush up on your spirulina knowledge in our blog all about the benefits, but the cliff notes are:
- High in protein (more than chicken, beef or soy!)
- Contains 8 essential and 10 non-essential amino acids
- Rich in vitamin B-complex and iron – great for increasing energy levels
What spirulina isn’t great at, is tasting wonderful. It has a distinct flavour and smell which some people find off-putting, but it’s great to add to shakes or to savoury dishes. So our pals at Pollen + Grace have come up with a great new twist for using your spirulina powder: Spirulina Hummus!
You’ll need a food processor or hand blender for this one.
Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Remove and serve - we like ours served on grilled sweet potato rounds - try adding a sprinkle of crushed pistachio for crunch!
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days
Our friends at Pollen and Grace created this recipe for us all about those green heroes, Spirulina and Wheatgrass. Look out for some amazing recipes from them on how you can use both in the kitchen starting next week!
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- 500g chickpeas
- 2 cloves garlic - crushed
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 lemons (juiced + zest)
- 1tsp himalayan salt
- 2 tbsp neat nutrition spirulina powder
(Nutritionals per serving: Calories = 323; P = 10g, C = 17.2, F = 23.3g)*
*All calorie and macro calculations are estimates and will vary depending on portion size and ingredients used