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11-19-2006, 07:57 AM
Does anyone have a good tasting drink/smoothie recipe that includes spirulina and maca but doesn't use too much fruit/honey/dates, etc? I'm trying to limit some of my sugars due to candida but drink the spirulina and maca. I've tried just putting a few pears and apples in the vitamix with the spirulina and maca but it tastes like I'm drinking swamp water. Do I just have to get over the taste of it?
11-19-2006, 12:14 PM
I have spirilina and have found that I need to slowly acquire the taste. I am not used to eating or drinking bitter tasting things (which is how a full serving tastes to me). Currently I am mixing it with fruit and I will slowly up the intake of spirilina.
1/4 tsp. spirilina
Mix both in food processor.
11-20-2006, 10:29 AM
I have a smoothie most mornings made from almond milk, frozen banana, maca powder, spirulina and a couple of dried figs or one fresh. It sets me up for the day and is so comforting at this time of year.
11-20-2006, 10:49 AM
Bumping up your thread again. You're asking for a recipe. I don't have one because even though I have maca, I find it overpowering.
Maybe someone else has a good smoothie recipe with spirilina and maca...............
11-23-2006, 03:20 PM
I have just made the leap from about half raw to almost entirely raw and I just started making myself a spirulina/maca smoothie in he morning...
In blender add:
1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup water, 1 cup ice cubes, mix.
Then add 1 tsp each of Maca & raw cocao powder, mix.
Then add 1 heaping tsp each of wheat grass powder, Spirulina, Chlorella, and wild-crafted bee pollen (this add a real nice flavor which covers up the Spirulina and Chlorella if you eat bee products) and three packets of Stevia, mix again.
11-23-2006, 03:53 PM
since MAca can taste a little like malt. You may try raw carob powder, and banana with the spirulina. if ya want it sweeter add pineapple too
11-24-2006, 02:03 PM
I make spirulina smoothies daily and I don't rely on sugary items to sweeten.
I'm candida cautious too, so I use a granny smith apple and liquid stevia to taste. I like the flavored liquid stevias. The Vanilla Cream is a good one.
If I'm in the mood for chocolate, I add about 1/4 cup of carob and the chocolate flavored stevia - they have milk chocolate and dark chocolate. And boy, oh boy! It is just like having a chocolate milkshake, only better because you don't get the sugar crash and burn.
My smoothies include a base of:
1/2 an avocado or a granny smith apple (or both)
2 T. ground flax seeds
1 T. bee pollen
1 tsp. spirulina
1 T. flax seed oil (depending on how much fat I've had for the day)
1 dropper of liquid stevia
Hope this sparks your creative juices!
11-24-2006, 02:03 PM
After avoiding supplements, cacao, powders, and processed (even though raw) foods for almost 2 years, I gave in to maca (and cacao) after a rejuvenation retreat I did with David Wolfe, et al. After returning home, I continued making a cacao/coconut/goji berry/maca drink in the morning for a while. I don't do that anymore, but, if you're interested, I'd recommend either:
coconut water from 1 coco
coconut meat from the same coco
soaked gojis w/soaking water
OR -- all of the same ingredients but without bananas
Blended all together -- it will be thin, not like a thick(er) smoothie
As mentioned, maca tastes like malt, so it goes well with the other flavors.
I wouldn't add spirulina to this, but would add it to a green soup that also includes seaweed. Spirulina melds better with savory flavors.
11-27-2006, 01:13 PM
I use Spirulina every day in my green drink. I have found that some spirulina tases very good and a little sweet and others do not tase very good. My online cheap source dried up but my standby spirulina is sold by New Sun, wwwnewsun.net. Theirs is sweet.
I can also recommend their powdered green drink, it is rejuvenating and alkalizing.
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