We joke around our house that you just never know what I might have in the pantry that 2Chili can’t identify. He once called me out for putting some of those “white beets” in his salad. For the record, the white beets were not beets, but rather, daikon radish.
Truth be told, there are a lot of things in the cupboards he eats that he doesn’t know about (ha!), and wouldn’t be able to identify. Spirulina isn’t one of the items I sneak into his food, but, I do put it in mine almost daily.
Algae may not sound all that great, but spirulina (and chlorella) are packed with nutrition. A teaspoon in your smoothie is fairly indiscernible, but adds a great array of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, K, B12, iron, magnesium, and trace minerals. It is even a decent plant source of protein (2g per teaspoon) and appears to help with gut function and digestion, even helping suppress bad bacteria like e-Coli and Candida while improving good bacteria. Talk about a utility player.
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