|11-09-2011, 03:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Got any yummy recipes using spirulina or chlorella?
I want to find some better ways to add these to my diet than I've got now. I'm adding a rounded tablespoon to my smoothies along with coconut milk, one banana, whey powder, maca powder, raw eggs, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
That tastes OK, but it's not quite delicious.
The other way I use is to make a "pesto" with chorella/spirulina, olive oil, horseradish, cumin, ginger and garlic. Intense, but you only have to eat one tablespoon at a time.
Does anyone have any quick and easy ways to make things with spirulina/chlorella that taste good?
Any particular foods or seasonings that blend well with them?
|11-10-2011, 02:40 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Adding them to savory meals like soup or salad works best. Avocado tends to go very well with them and hides the spirulina taste well. I've done a spirulina avocado guacamole.
Chlorella is really easy because it tastes really good (if it's a good quality one). I use it like a spice. You can just stir it into water for a quick soup. Or add it to a salad for extra flavor.
Apple Chlorella Chowder
2-3 Tsp Chlorella Powder
Optional: ½ Garlic clove
Stir chlorella powder & apple.
Can add fresh greens like romaine or kale.
1 Cucumber or Zucchini
2-4 cups Greens
2 Tbs Chlorella Powder
3-4 cups Water
Haven't tried this one yet:
Cauliflower, whole chopped in popcorn size pieces
4-8 heaping tsp Nutritional Yeast
3-5 tbs Spirulina
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
Put in a gallon size zip lock bag & shake.
|11-14-2011, 01:22 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Here is a recipe that I use on a regular basis. I don't have the measurements because I just throw it into my blender and eyeball it. It is a very good smoothie!
Raw Protein Powder
Hope you enjoy!
|11-14-2011, 11:15 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Well, I've never found a way to make Spirulina taste good, at least not yet, lol.
@stanmrak, I've got 2 questions for you.. One, have you found a way to completely blend/stir the spirulina into a cup without a ton of it sticking to the sides or the spoon? It seems like the "outer" part of the clumps of Spirulina get wet, but then inside there's still a bunch of dry spirulina that doesn't get contact with the liquid.
Also, have you noticed any difference with Maca Powder? I have 2 bags in my cabinet, and I've only drank it several times (it's probably the worst thing I've ever tasted). I haven't taken a tablespoon a day for an extended period of time yet, so I'm wondering if I'll notice anything if I begin taking it regularly.
|11-15-2011, 01:41 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
The spirulina blends well in a smoothie where there's enough liquid.
I use maca powder to strengthen my endocrine system. The endocrine system, especially the thyroid gland, is very sensitive to fluoride, bromine, chlorine, and all the hormone disruptors and radiation present in the environment. The maca powder I use has a very mild taste; I add it to my smoothies and can't tell it's in there.
People often expect to feel an immediate difference from superfoods. This is unrealistic, IMO. They're FOODS, not DRUGS! I use them mostly to prevent future problems.
Last edited by stanmrak; 11-15-2011 at 01:44 AM.
|11-19-2011, 03:23 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
I have experimented trying to improve the taste of spirulina smoothies as well. But I have had limited success. I did try brewers yeast because I wanted to add B vitamins to the mix but the taste of the yeast made it worse.
The only thing that I came up with is the same as what you came up with. Add Vanilla whey protein and LOTS of cinnamon.
The way to love spirulina is for the health benefits it offers,
not for the taste.
by convincing myself that I love it for health also convinces me that I love It period. This is how I conditioned my mind.
|11-19-2011, 03:58 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern California
I haven't done exhaustive testing, but i like the way spirulina tastes in an orange smoothie. It's almost as good as the oranges by themselves. Ah who am i kidding . No but seriously it's still very good. I have found the same with grapefruit... and apples are not bad either.
Strangely if i had to have either spirulina or chlorella by themselves, chlorella is the lesser of two evil tastes, but mixed with fruit, somehow spirulina camoflauges better and chlorella has been pretty bad.
Chlorella tastes fine to me in carrot/celery juice and i haven't tried that with spirulina.
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