Are you familiar with the health benefits of Spirulina? Spirulina is a natural algae powder that’s impressively rich in protein, antioxidants, B-vitamins, and other nutrients. It’s often recommended to vegetarians because of it’s high protein and natural iron content, and that also makes it a fantastic food source for pregnant women, or for anyone recovering from illness or surgery, and most certainly for female athletes.
Here’s a super nutritious “Spirulina” breakfast recipe for you to try:
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 ripe nectarine, pit and skin removed
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
1 tsp organic spirulina powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
3 ice cubes (or 1/2 frozen banana if you prefer a slightly sweeter taste)
Throw everything into a blender and pulse to the consistency of a smooth puree. Pour into two serving bowls, add some home-made granola, and top with a little shredded coconut.
[Recipe adapted from PoppiesandPapayas]