I have been eating spirulina for the last 10 years on and off. For the most part I have loved it and I have been a fairly faithful friend to its seaward charms.
The taste of spirulina can take some getting used to, but for me, I have learned to love the earthy, ocean qualities it boasts. So I came up with the most delicious way to use it without changing the flavour profile of everything you eat, but increasing the nutritional value of meals by like 2000%:
- Salad – kale salads love a good dose of this condiment as do avocado, squash and lentil salads
- Soups – veg broth, quinoa, squash, cauliflower, black bean, barley, curried lentil. You name the soup and a sprinkling of this treat will take it over the top
- Avocado toast – uh yuy (Gaucamole!!!)
- Scrambles – if you eat eggs this is the winner, also awesome on scrambled tempeh or organic tofu
- Savoury bowls – if you’re like me you prolly eat at least one of your meals from a bowl daily, topped with a million BUMPS
- Dips – homous, white bean, homous, white bean or any dip loves a garnish of spirulina gomashio.
Spirulina is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder/pill or I found it live in Bali (woa amaze). Spirulina is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available.
It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended to plant-based eaters due to its high natural iron content. And it is also incredibly great for hormone balancing in women.
The high concentration of protein and iron also makes it ideal during pregnancy, postpartum or after surgery, or anytime the immune system needs a boost (everyone raises hand).
Why sesame seeds?
Sesame seeds are a wonder food never mind a super food. Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fibre.
Spirulina Gomasio – this will be available in our SHOP soon, online. Oh ya!!
Yield: 2.5 cups
2.5 cups hulled white or black sesame seeds (black sesame has more calcium)
1tbsp pink sea salt
2 tbsp powdered spirulina
Pulse in a nutri-bullet or vitamix blender half of the sesame seeds, but pulse, shake, pulse, shake, pulse, shake. DO NOT over blend or you will make tahini
Mix all ingredients together well.
Store in fridge for up to a month.