Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Spirulina is a blue-green micro algae superfood that comes in supplements and powders. It actually helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago! But more importantly, it has amazing health benefits.

1. It has 60%-70% complete protein. (More protein than chicken or soybeans!)
2. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, vitamin B12, iron, nucleic acids RNA & DNA, chlorophyll and phycocyanin.
3. Highly digestible (reduces cholesterol). It also promotes beneficial flora production in the intestinal tract.
4. Gives you an energy boost (because of all of these highly concentrated nutrients).
5. Increases antioxidant production.
6. Fights free radicals.
7. Curbs appetite/promotes weight loss.
8. Helps in controlling the growth of bacteria/yeast
9. Good for skin.
10. Improves allergies/respiratory function.
11. Stabilizes blood sugars.

I usually throw about 1/2 tsp into smoothies or some juice with chia seeds.

But I just recently got the idea of putting it into food!!
I was at my local Vim and Vigor health food store, and saw that they had spirulina musubis. I was AMAZED, and I was inspired to make some myself instead of buying it.

2 cups of short grain brown rice
4 cups of water
Any sort of filling, I used salmon and furikake.
Shoyu or Bragg's Liquid Aminos to taste
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
Sesame seeds
3-4 Tbsp of spirulina powder

Cook rice and let cool. Add Shoyu/liquid aminos, rice vinegar, sesame seeds and spirulina to rice. Fill a palm sized amount with about a teaspoon of your filling and morph into a ball. Sprinkle some furikake on top.

Easy enough right? The carbs and protein will give you a boost of energy, along with this amazing superfood to power you through your day :)

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