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10 ways to supercharge your day with spirulina

Spirulina is a popular source of non-animal protein, with 8 essential amino acids plus high levels of B-Vitamins and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This means it’s great if you’re in need of a quick energy boost. But how should you use this deep blue-green powder? We’ve got 10 easy ideas for you to try.

  1. Swirl into soup

Once you’ve served your homemade soup into bowls, sprinkle a small amount of spirulina powder over the top to add a boost of nutrition and take your food presentation to another level.

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  1. Sprinkle over cooked pasta

Sprinkle a little over the top of cooked pasta dishes just before serving to boost the nutritional status and create a lovely looking garnish.

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  1. Whisk into your eggs

Make eggs even more nutritious with the addition of spirulina. Whisk it into scrambled eggs or an omelette, or dust over the top of poached eggs.

  1. Blend into your morning smoothie

Spirulina is great way to add a boost to your morning smoothies. Simply add half a teaspoon in with your usual mixture and blend it all together.

  1. Mash with avocado

Make this creamy ingredient even more nutritious by adding spirulina. Scoop out the flesh and mash it with half a teaspoon of spirulina and a squeeze of lemon juice.

  1. Lightly scatter over pizza

Pizza sometimes needs a little extra something just before serving. Instead of adding extra cheese, try sprinkling a little spirulina over the top, just like ground pepper.

  1. Add a dash to cooked sauces or gravy

You can also add spirulina to cooked sauces like homemade pasta sauce or gravy. Add the powder at the end and give it a good stir, or whisk it into gravy just before serving.

  1. Whisk into a salad dressing

Salad dressings are the ideal partner for healthy spirulina. Whisk half a teaspoon in as you combine your oils, vinegar, and other ingredients.

  1. Stir into hummus

Spirulina powder is a great addition to homemade hummus, making this healthy spread into a nutritional powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and fibre. Don’t forget you can add other ingredients to a base hummus recipe: try roasted peppers or sundried tomatoes.

  1. Popcorn flavouring

Combine spirulina with sea salt and chilli powder and dust your air-popped popcorn. Give it a good shake to evenly coat the popcorn and enjoy this healthy savoury treat.

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