Nutrition

Why Swisse loves Spirulina

Victoria Hanlon - Swisse Author
January 21, 2019

If chugging down green algae isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can still get your fix of this superfood. 

Let’s say it straight up – yes, spirulina is an alga. Yes, it grows in fresh water ponds and lakes. However, this little blue-green superfood is a packed with the good stuff. It consists of amino acids and contains vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and antioxidants such as selenium.

The Aztecs of Mexico were on to something when they first started using it centuries ago and even NASA astronauts have been known to use it for additional support on space missions1.

If you’re a bit hesitant to jump on the spirulina spaceship, then don’t worry. Granted, it’s not renowned for its flavour, but there are many benefits of this superfood. Thanks to its rich source of vitamins and antioxidants, it’s great for supporting energy metabolism and wellbeing.

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can get your spirulina hit without getting your tastebuds offside. See below for our delicious Swisse Spirulina Smoothie recipe:

Swisse Spirulina Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sliced banana
  • ½ cup sliced cucumber 
  • 240 ml coconut milk 
  • 1 cup chopped kale 
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Optional garnish: Handful of blueberries or raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth (optional: you can add 1 cup of ice to make your smoothie thicker).
  3. Garnish as desired and enjoy!

Another way to intake spirulina is through a convenient supplement. Swisse High Strength Organic Spirulina and Swisse Organic Spirulina are both premium quality formulas which can assist you with a daily dose of the green good stuff.

 

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136577/

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