You may have noticed spirulina on the shelves of your health food aisle or sprinkled amongst your acai bowls at your favourite cafe, there’s good a reason for this plant’s popularity!
After uncovering the energy boosting benefits for ourselves, we decided to blend it with the goodness of Cocobella in our delicious new Green Machine Super Smoothie. With the term ‘super food’ thrown around a lot these days, it’s difficult to keep up to date with what to eat when and why. Here’s a quick guide to what we discovered about spirulina and why we think this super food is a nutritious addition to your daily routine.
Described by Australian Spirulina as ‘the most complete food source in the world,’
spirulina is a microalgae ‘miracle from the sea’ that has been consumed around the world for centuries thanks to its high nutritional value and health benefits.
Bursting with over 100 nutrients including iron and protein, spirulina contains a healthy dose of Vitamins A, C, B6, magnesium and calcium. Made up of approximately 60% vegetable protein – a huge 3-4 times more protein than fish or beef – makes spirulina perfect for providing protein intake for non-meat eaters.
A natural anti-inflammatory, spirulina has been documented as a powerful blood purifier, treatment for anaemia with an ability to strengthen the immune system, aid in detoxification, reduce cholesterol levels and promote weight loss and brain health.
You can purchase powdered Spirulina from health food stores and super markets to use in your next green smoothie bowl or even mix through home made guacamole, pesto or rice dishes for an extra health boost.
Just like Cocobella, spirulina is 100% natural, and a fast way to increase your nutrient content. If you’ve been caught up in a fast-paced schedule, adding spirulina to your smoothie recipes or Cocobella Straight Up will keep you on track for a nutritious diet.
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