If you haven’t heard about spirulina, you may be missing out! This super food is actually an algae that contains all 9 essential amino acids (a complete protein), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, gamma linolenic acid (omega fatty acid), and is rich in iron, vitamin a, e, k, and also contains some b vitamins. Spirulina has also been shown to help with detoxing your liver, kidneys and arteries, relief from seasonal allergies, protecting you from cancer, enhancing intestinal flora among others. Some use spirulina for anemia, AIDS, candida, hepatitis, obesity, poor skin tone and even gastrointestinal inflammation. Sounds almost like a miracle worker to me!*
I am always looking to add more super foods into my life! Spirulina comes in powder form and is easy to put in your morning smoothies and juices or even to put in a glass of water and chug it! For me though, the taste isn’t something I look forward to and I find when I put it in my juices it tastes a little too grainy for my liking! So I decided to try putting it in a vinaigrette! I can’t even taste the spirulina and chlorella (spirulina’s cousin) that I added in the vinaigrette and it’s great knowing that I can power up my salads even further with this green treat!
As recommended on the bottle, you should start out with a smaller amount of spirulina and chlorella in order for your body to get used to it. You may work up to higher amounts of it as needed! As a note, I’m starting out with only ½ tsp (which is a safe amount for beginners) for this recipe but you can adjust this to your tastes and needs!
makes 6 servings
Organic & High Quality Ingredients
½ tsp spirulina
¼ tsp chlorella
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tbsp minced garlic, about 2-3 cloves
1 Tbsp minced shallot
3 Tbsp champagne vinegar
6.5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Add all of your ingredients except for olive oil and mix to combine.
2. Slowly pour in olive oil and whisk to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust to taste!
3. Add to lettuce and seasonal vegetables for a fresh, seasonal, super food salad!
This also would be so great with a blended avocado for a superfood green goddess dressing! Can’t wait to try this next!
*please consult your health care professional before self treating any diseases and trying out spirulina if you’re on medication or being treated by a doctor.