If you’re looking to take your smoothies or juices to the next level, algae powders may be just the thing! Nutrient-rich and packed with protein, chlorella and spirulina are true superfoods. We highly recommend both to give your breakfast a boost!
Chlorella is an emerald green, single-celled freshwater algae that grows naturally in lakes and ponds. We absolutely love it! It’s packed with nearly 10 times the healthy chlorophyll of similar greens like wheat grass, barley and alfalfa. Chlorophyll is a fantastic body cleanser and a natural detoxifying agent.
Our chlorella powder is top-notch, and is at least 60 percent crude protein. It’s also a complete protein. The nutritional benefits of chlorella include healthy doses of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C and vitamin E. Best of all, it’s versatile and very easy to work into your diet! Just stir 1 to 2 tsp. of chlorella into juice, smoothies, salad dressing or guacamole.
Spirulina is also a treat for your body. This vivid blue-green algae is grown in freshwater lakes and ponds. Also a complete protein, spirulina’s protein is 85 percent to 95 percent digestible because of its thin cell walls. In fact, spirulina‘s protein is much more digestible than other rich sources of protein such as red meat and soy products.
Spirulina is naturally loaded with iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C and vitamin E. Though it has a distinct, mild seaweed flavor, you’ll find that 1 to 2 tsp. of spirulina also blends easily into juices, smoothies and dips. We especially like to sprinkle it onto salads!