January 17, 2010 by Sarah S.
I’ve been loving my spirulina smoothies lately, but besides “knowing” that it’s good for me, and it seems to give me a huge boost of energy, I really don’t know too much about this superfood. I found this on the Choosing to Be Well‘s blog:
“In brief, Spirulina is a blue-green algae rich in amino acids and a complete protein. This is particularly important for vegetarian and vegan eaters who do not get animal protein in their diet. While many vegetables are loaded with protein, humans need complete protein in at least some quantity to prevent dangerous muscle loss.
Spirulina provides both a complete protein and the amino acids needed to fully digest the protein and make it bioavailable.”
Sounds intriguing, no? Apparently there are some disputes as to whether or not spirulina has the amazing health benefits its producers tout, or if perhaps those claims are a little overshot due to lack of research.
Do any of you have any insights into spirulina? Or any experiences with it? I find, as far as green supplements go, it’s a very tasty addition to a smoothie — mild tasting and highly mixable. I do, most definitely, feel a difference in my energy since having a green goddess once a day, every day, for the past six days. I’ll continue to do so and observe the effects.
What are your favorite smoothie supplements?