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10-20-2008, 12:17 PM
I finally got my hands on some Spirulina powder this weekend. Apparently, this was an important food source for the Aztecs. All I can say is, I feel so sorry for the Aztecs, the stuff is totally gross. I wish I had gotten the tablets.
Anyone have any tips for making this register as food to my mind? I tried with water first. ACK! This morning I put a serving in my smoothie. I was able to down it but it was far from pleasant. How do you guys do it?
10-20-2008, 12:43 PM
It would probably be pretty strong with just water.
I suggest mixing it in your green smoothies and add some cacao or maca to cover up the flavor. Don't start with too much spirulina - maybe use a teaspoon or two and work your way up. It's powerful stuff.
And hey if it still doesn't agree with you after you try it for awhile, it may just not be for you. Maybe your body doesn't like it right now. Sometimes after we get cleaner what we didn't like before seems to change. There are many foods I loathed pre-raw that I just love now.
10-20-2008, 01:16 PM
I put it in my Green Smoothies with bananas and strawberries and it's not too bad. Actually, yummy...........especially when I add stevia or sweetner.
10-20-2008, 01:57 PM
Hmm, I will try to reduce from 1tbs to 1ts and see how that works out.
10-20-2008, 01:59 PM
Oh yeah, start out slow and then build up. Also, put a lemon in your smoothie. GR8 for alkalinity, PLUS hides the taste. Me? I love it!
10-20-2008, 02:10 PM
I use the Dr. Schulze's superfoods. It's got all of the spirulina, dulse, chlorella, barley I need.:)
10-20-2008, 04:03 PM
lemon hides the taste well. So does cacao. I just love spirulina and cacao together . . . they produce a certain magic together.
10-20-2008, 04:40 PM
I found the tablets this week but wanted to know how many I should take and when to take them (i.e. two before meals, one at bedtime, etc.) before I bought them. Silly question, but what good things will it do for me?
10-20-2008, 06:25 PM
start out with small amounts, slowly build up
i can add 2 tbsps to my green juice now...that would have seemed impossible to me only a few months ago. note: my green juice has 3 grapefruits and i big hunk of ginger in it...so that covers it well too.
odd idea but mixing less than a tsp of spirulina with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and salt to taste, sprinkle this over salad that has already been tossed with salt and olive oil...
this actually tastes really good. it was the first 'edible' spriulina recipe i ever tried.
one more thing. i've used a couple different brands and they all tasted horrid, untill i tried the brand Nutrex. it actually almost tastes like nothing. i guess cause the quality is so high, it is absolutley raw and fresh.
10-20-2008, 06:31 PM
I'm on a trip to Michigan and spirulina is saving my arse. I'm using a cheap, weak-powdered blender and make a fruit smoothie with generous amounts of it in there, instead of my usualy fresh green smoothies, and really it's great.
10-20-2008, 07:11 PM
I put a little of the powder in my smootheis every now and then.
Than being said, it has been the worst tasting raw food I've come across so far.
10-20-2008, 08:15 PM
I got my favorite recipe for a spirulina smoothie from Jenifae.
Almond milk, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple or mango, and 1 T. spirulina. Delicious and nutritious.
I put it in green smoothies or juice sometimes, but I prefer them without it. If it's a nasty smoothie, (it happems) spirulina will improve it.
10-21-2008, 12:30 AM
Mash w/Avocado & eat as is or use as a dip
Cauliflower, whole chopped in popcorn size pieces
4-8 heaping tsp Nutritional Yeast
3-5 tbs Spirulina
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
Put in a gallon size zip lock bag & shake.
Hot Sauce with Spirulina
Apple Cider Vinegar
Spirulina Breakfast Porridge
2 tbs Chia seed gel
1 tbs Spirulina
Can probably use this soup too:
1 Tbs Vitamineral Green (replace w/Spirulina)
1 cup Spinach
1 Cucumber, peeled & chopped
1-2 Garlic cloves
½-1 Lime (juice)
2-6 Sundried tomatoes
2 cups Water
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