Health Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella + a Recipe

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When it comes to superfoods, spirulina and chlorella have rocked the health food industry with their powerful benefits that are great for the body.

These are two really potent green algae that are loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that you can’t help but to include in your diet.

What are spirulina and chlorella?

Both of these are fresh water algae that are found in almost every continent in alkaline lakes and ponds. They can be taken together or separately. Both of these algae have really high protein and chlorophyll levels making them a powerhouse of nutrients for everyone.

Both of these have a similar micronutrient profile so they can be taken interchangeably.

Here are some benefits of these nutrient rich algae:

Spirulina has got your protein covered

Spirulina contains 2.5 times more protein than a regular steak. It is the best source of protein for vegans and vegetarians who need to get their daily dose of proteins and other important amino acids that found in various meats. People who have been advised by doctors not to consume any meat can take these as a substitute and not just rely on synthetic protein that is found in multivitamin pills.

Minerals, vitamins and a whole lot more

When we say loaded we mean densely packed and full of essential micronutrients that help the body function at an optimum level. Both of these blue-green algae contain the following:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

What more could one want?

Supports the immune system

With their powerful antioxidant rich properties that combat free radicals and providing all the organs essential nutrients, the immune system is strengthened. Spirulina and chlorella help in preventing and fighting cancer because of their detoxifying properties that remove all heavy metal and carcinogenic traces in the body.

They completely cleanse your system from all harmful elements lingering on in the body due to an unhealthy lifestyle or other environmental factors.

Promotes weight loss

People on a calorie restrictive diet or on a juice cleanse always include one or both of these algae in their diet. They help in reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) which is responsible for storing fat deposits in the arteries that eventually lead to heart problems.

Ultimate Green Smoothie

Kickstart your day with this nutritious blend of health in a glass. This green smoothie should be a staple to your diet to rev up your metabolism, lower cholesterol and give your skin the glow it deserves.

Spirulina and chlorella don’t exactly taste that great but with all the benefits they come along with, you can overlook their strong leafy scent and taste.

You will need:

  • 1 cup milk (almond milk for vegans/vegetarians)
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries of your choice (blueberries are mostly preferred)
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • ¼ teaspoon chlorella powder
  • ¼ teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Blend all of these together until it is smooth and creamy and your green smoothie is ready!

Get your hands on spirulina and chlorella today and see the difference they make in your life.

About Ria Rankine

I'm a vegan who enjoys natural skincare products and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

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