It's an incredible source of nutrients and antioxidants. A single tablespoon contains 4 grams of protein, 11% RDA of Vitamin B1, 15% B2, 21% Copper and 11% Iron. The combination of B Vitamins and Copper are great nutrients for boosting energy, it doesn't take much! The protein quality of spirulina can be compared to whole eggs! It's becoming a popular addition to green and protein mixes. It's excellent source of phycocyanin (the source of it's color) is highly anti-inflammatory and fights free radicals in your blood and tissues. Amazingly, it lowers LDL "bad cholesterol" and increases HDL "good cholesterol"! It's also known for helping to remove toxins from the blood, so perfect for a cleanse or detox.
Today's recipe is a spirulina salad dressing! I was super excited to make this because I love salad--I'll make an entire meal out of one with tons of nuts, fruit, beans, veggies and other yummies. This is also such an easy recipe to pulse in a blender or shake up in a reusable glass bottle. This dressing is creamy, sweet and citrusy--I'm in love! I plan to drizzle some on cilantro lime salmon later this week, or toss some white rice in it when I'm feeling adventurous. Check out the recipe and pictures below!
Creamy Spirulina Dressing
Makes 1 serving
Whisk ingredients together or shake in a small jar for single servings. When multiplying for several servings, blend in a small blender or whisk together in a bowl. Store in a sterile glass jar for up to 4 weeks. This dressing is great on salads, potato dishes, fish and rice!
P.S. When multiplying the recipe, I recommend multiplying all ingredients, except the lemon juice and honey so you can choose the level of sweetness and acidity. I found that when I multiplied the recipe 3 times to fill a 12 oz bottle, I only used twice the amount of lemon juice, but triple the recipe's amount of honey. I also used a teaspoon or two more of mustard. Play with it!