The story of spirulina pasta: Spirulina pasta with creamy avocado and broccoli pesto

I have always, always wanted to try spirulina pasta. There’s something about the colour that makes it look so exciting, and spirulina is one of those superfoods that is apparently amazing for your health, so I went overboard with how much spirulina pasta I cooked and made a dish for my aunt who is usually so critical of my healthy eating habits. But she loved it - the creaminess, the crunchiness, the taste! And why wouldn’t she? Because this pasta recipe is truly A++. For the recipe, click the Read More. 

Keep reading

  • Spirulina is 65% protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, It contains all essential amino acids.
  • Spirulina contains Omega 3-,6 and 9s and is especially high in Omega-3s.
  • Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
  • Spirulina has a very high concentration of bio-available iron and is excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia and will not cause constipation.
  •  Spirulina is a great source of other nutrients including (according to Wikipedia): “Spirulina contains vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium,  manganese, phosphorus,  selenium, sodium and zinc. Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable”.
  • Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk, making it excellent for children, the elderly and during pregnancy.
  • Some research has suggested that Spirulina may be helpful in allergies and allergic reactions.
  • Spirulina’s phosphorus content makes it helpful as part of a tooth remineralization regimen.
  • Emerging evidence suggests that it binds with radioactive isotopes and may be useful for radioactivity exposure or radiation therapy.
  • Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body and help remove them.
  • Spirulina can increase fat burning during exercise. (x)

I finally got around to buying this yesterday. Holy shit does it smell horrible but even after mixing it in my smoothie once I felt really good, like I drank two cups of coffee, without the jittery feeling. This stuff though *^*


Mermaid Butter- only 4 ingredients! - Before we get started, let us state for the record that this is a vegan recipe- so don’t freak out over the title. No mermaids were harmed in the making of this post. All hilarious jokes aside, the name was inspired by one rock star ingredient:  Spirulina. Spirulina is essentially algae that is packed with iron and boosts your immune system…RECIPE


2 cups dry roasted, unsalted almonds

1 tsp celtic or himalayan sea salt

2 TBS maple syrup

4 tsp Spirulina powder

Spinach and spirulina nicecream. Yes 🍌🌿🙌 To make I blended 4 frozen bananas, 2 cups spinach, 1 1tsp spirulina powder, 2tsp maca powder, and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk along with a bit of water. I swear maca powder makes any green smoothie 👌 It adds such a perfect malt flavour and it is so good for you as well, I don’t think you could ask for much more 👍 I went for the usual buckwheat groats, coconut and pumpkin seeds as well as added on some freeze dried pomegranate on top. Some kiwi and orange on the side and you’ve got yourself one killer breakfast. Happy Friday everyone, I’m so excited for this weekend and I hope you all have some exciting plans as well ✌️❤️ #vegan #veganeats #vegansofig #vegancommunity #plantbased #hclf #hclfv #healthy #smoothie #smoothiebowl #nicecream #bananas #banananicecream #greensmoothie #spirulina #greens #breakfast #fresh #fruit #personal

Made with Instagram

Vegan Omega 3: Omega 6 Round Up

Flax & Chia Seed Crackers (GF) (one ounce flax seeds = 6388mg Omega 3 & 1655mg Omega 6; one ounce chia seeds = 4915mg Omega 3 & 1620mg Omega 6)

Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices (GF/raw) (one ounce hemp seeds = 1100mg Omega 3 & 2700mg Omega 6)

Banana Island Spirulina Shake (one tablespoon spirulina = 58mg Omega 3 & 88mg Omega 6)

Mung Bean Sprouts Sauteed with Spices (GF) (one cup cooked mung beans = 603mg Omega 3 & 43mg Omega 6)

Vegan Spinach Balls with Pesto Sauce (one cup cooked spinach = 352mg Omega 3)

Blueberry Vegan Cream Cheese (GF/raw) (one cup blueberries = 174mg Omega 3 & 259mg Omega 6)

Balsamic Roasted Winter Squash & Wild Rice Salad (one cup cooked winter squash = 338mg Omega 3 & 203mg Omega 6; one cup cooked wild rice = 156mg Omega 3 & 195mg Omega 6)

Kumquat Salsa (one kumquat = 9mg Omega 3 & 24mg Omega 6)

Mango Ginger Ice Cream (one mango: 77mg Omega 3 & 29mg Omega 6)

Cauliflower & Chickpea Curry (one cup cooked cauliflower: 208mg Omega 3 & 62g Omega 6)

Source of Omega 3 to Omega 6 mg

Winning everyone over to the healthy side: The Best Vegan Tomato-Basil Sauce with Spirulina Pasta

Yes, the best. Without a doubt. This easy homemade tomato sauce is spicy and chunky and delicious: filled with fresh tomato, mushrooms, basil leaves, dried chilli, cooked onion, garlic, a dash of white wine and balsamic vinegar. Garnished with more basil and cherry tomatoes, with one dish I’ve managed to win the entire family over to healthy eating - my sister has now henceforth pledged herself as my helper in the kitchen in the hopes that more delicious food like this will come. For the recipe, click the Read More. 

Keep reading

Green Ice Cream!

Green. Green is home, the lush carpeting of grass beneath my body as I am seven, twelve, dreaming of falling in love, eighteen, falling in love, twenty-three, heartbroken, twenty-five, grieving, earth holding me as I learn to know myself. Green keeps me sane, calms me from the inside out and the outside in.

Hence so many of the foods we consider most nourishing: Green juice. Salads. Seaweeds. Wheat grass. Sprouts. And now…Green Ice Cream. Let me tell you a little story.

The internet is a big place, a place where it’s easy to feel like a stranger—especially when you spend your “workday” interacting with people you don’t know on virtual social media platforms. No matter how many lols, likes, winky face kiss emojis, heart eye emojis, and comments you exchange, the fact remains: The people who populate your online world are exactly that, online.

So I’ve worked hard to carve out some green oases of connection with other bloggers. Last month, one of those friends—Beau Ciolino of the genius blog Probably This—made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He wanted to do a superfood dessert showdown.

Read on for more and the full recipe!