Spirulina contains rich vegetable protein (60~ 63 %, 3~4 times higher than fish or beef ), multi Vitamins (Vitamin B 12 is 3~4 times higher than animal liver), which is particularly lacking in a vegetarian diet. It contains a wide range of minerals (including Iron, Potassium, Magnesium Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium etc.), a high volume of Beta- carotene which protects cells (5 time more than carrots, 40 time more than spinach), high volumes of gamma-Linolein acid (which can reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease). Further, Spirulina contains Phycocyanin which can only be found in Spirulina.
With over 100 nutrients, Spirulina is often described as the most complete food source in the world.
To take spirulina mix with cold or warm water. You need about 2tsp per day.
Mix 2 tsp spirulina with 1 1/2 tbsp of almond milk. Mix until smooth. Add 2 tsp almond butter, and mix again. Stir in 1 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup and 2 tbsp orange juice, and give it a final stir. Pour over 2 -3 cups of cut up fruit. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp shredded coconut and 1/2 cup kamut flake cereal. VERY GOOD.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cubes
2 cups split peas
7 cups water
1 bay leaf
2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the potato, peas, water, bay leaf, salt and pepper, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the peas are very soft and the soup is thick., about 1 hour.