Spirulina might be all the rage now, but do you know that it got its claim to fame in space?
That’s right. Ever since it was successfully used as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions, it’s taken the world of nutrition by storm. If it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for us, right?
Now, if you haven’t used or consumed spirulina before, the idea of consuming algae might seem a bit daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to put your fears to rest.
Here are four helpful tips to keep in mind while using frozen spirulina for the first time.
1. Start With Small Quantities
If you’re unsure of how much to incorporate into your foods or drinks, it’s smart to err on the side of caution and start small. Simply stir in a one ouce serving of frozen spirulina and evaluate your experience.
Unlike spirulina powders, our frozen spirulina has No taste and No Odor therefore, it blends easily with all of your favorite foods and beverages! If you enjoy the taste, (which I’m sure you will), you can move on to larger quantities of frozen spirulina depending on the type of health benefits you are looking to achieve.
2. Using Frozen Spirulina in Your Drinks
One of the simplest ways to start using spirulina, especially if you’re just starting out, is to start including it in your drinks. This includes smoothies, juices, or a glass of water. You can even use freshly frozen spirulina as an ice cube for your water, allowing it to dissolve and blend in with your liquid.
Don’t be alarmed if a small quantity of spirulina turns your water into a dark shade of blue, or what may look like purple. This is a perfectly normal reaction to the deeply pigmented algae. If you’re afraid of getting the color on your teeth or tongue, be sure to follow your spirulina drink with a glass of fresh alkaline water.
3. Spirulina and Storage
Consume your frozen spirulina within twelve months of the harvest date, unless otherwise specified on the packaging. After consuming a serving of spirulina, be sure to put the rest back into the freezer. Transferring frozen spirulina into the fridge or keeping it in slightly higher temperatures will cause it to spoil.
4. Mostly as an Ingredient
Unless you’re feeling particularly adventurous, most people generally consume frozen spirulina as an ingredient in another food or beverage. We do however, often hear about clients who enjoy consuming a frozen stick of spirulina like a popsicle. Remember, this is perfectly fine as our frozen spirulina has No Taste and No Odor therefore, you’ll always have a pleasant experience when using our amazing products.
Brace Yourself for the Many Benefits of Spirulina
Once you get the hang of using frozen spirulina in your food and beverages, get ready to experience the many benefits that come with it! This nutrient-dense alga contains a range of vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help boost your immune system and support a healthy lifestyle.
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