Available in powder, flake and tablet form, spirulina -- a type of blue-green algae -- has high concentrations of phytonutrients, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Although human studies are limited, preliminary evidence suggests that spirulina enhances the immune response and may have anti-viral and cancer fighting properties, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Talk with your health-care professional before ingesting spirulina if you are taking other medications or being treated for a chronic disease.
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Substitute one of your vitamin supplements with 4 spirulina tablets. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, 4 tablets provide 2 grams of spirulina.
Blend 1 tablespoon spirulina powder into two cups of natural, unsweetened fruit juice. Add a banana and a few cubes of ice for a healthful breakfast smoothie.
Place in a blender 2 peeled avocados, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 chopped tomato and salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of spirulina powder to your guacamole ingredients, and blend well.
Combine 2 teaspoons each of cumin, paprika and chili powder. Add 2 tablespoons of spirulina and sprinkle over a Mexican salad or oven roasted potatoes.
Whisk or stir 1 tablespoon of spirulina into 2 cups of your favorite vegetable juice. Pour into a tall glass, garnish with fresh herbs and drink immediately.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of spirulina powder over freshly popped popcorn. Exercise caution to avoid spilling the powder on yourself or adjacent surfaces.