There’s always that ingredient in someone’s life which they know to be good for them but because of taste, they just can’t seem to incorporate it into their day.
For me that ingredient was spirulina. I have tried so many different ones, only for them to collect at the corner of my kitchen bench, in a little huddle of spirulina rejects.
No matter how much I tried, the strong flavour would just wreck a good green smoothie, mind you I’d still force myself to drink it as I hate wasting anything! So off my little spirulina rejects went to the homes of those who liked the algae taste in their smoothies (>.<)
So I decided to try one more time, and chose this one by Nature’s way as it promised to be the best tasting spirulina. Big claim but I had nothing to lose.
I decided to test it out on the green smoothie first. I only added 1 tsp to a 500 ml smoothie made with frozen mango, spinach, celery, cos lettuce and banana and it tasted great. Didn’t have to force my self to drink it, WIN!
But how would the taste fair up in a chia pudding? After all, it has nowhere to hide.
Spirulina Chia Pudding
2 TBS chia seeds
1 tsp Nature’s Way Tropical flavoured spirulina powder
3/4 cup coconut milk
Toppings: I used a combination of banana, strawberries, homemade muesli and grapes.
Place the chia, coconut milk and flavoured spirulina in a jar with tight fitting lid and shake well until the spirulina is dissolved. It will be really green, don’t freak out.
Shake a few more times and then place in fridge for 30 minutes or overnight. When ready, stir in a tbs of coconut milk if it’s too thick, pour into your serving dish and add toppings. Done.
This is a yummy way to make a dessert that has great health benefits. It contains iron so it’s good for people like me who don’t eat meat or are low in iron, which is really common in women. That’s not to say that this is enough to get your iron up, usually those with low iron or ferretin levels need to take iron tablets too but this is a great way to boost that and it also contains lots of antioxidants that protect you from free radicals as we age. It’s also high in chlorophyll which we all know is cleansing for your system, and that can only be a good thing. To learn more about it, you can check out the info on the Natures Way website here.
Hope that helps some of you who are on the hunt for a tasty spirulina.
Peas, love and mungbeans