Why spirulina is a superfood for all-day energy
You may have seen spirulina in powder or smoothie form (especially the ones that come in a lovely dark green or bright blue shade). This sea vegetable comes from a type of bacteria called cyanobacteria, often called blue-green algae. According to Whitten, “spirulina is #1 on the list” when naming the best foods for your energy levels.
This plant is full of essential vitamins and minerals. It’s simple 1 tablespoon 1 of spirulina contains 15% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin B1 (thiamine), 23% of the RDA of vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 47% of the RDA of copper, and 11% of the RDA of iron.
Not to mention what happened significant research2 on the role of spirulina in performance, particularly in physical activity and energy levels. You see, spirulina also contains impressive amounts magnesium3 (which supports the work of muscles and nerves) and potassium (which promotes muscle contraction). Spirulina is also an incredible source of plant protein from 55 to 70%4 protein, making it a great addition to a vegan diet.
Now, spirulina is certainly powerful, but it has an equally strong taste. It’s great in smoothies, but pure spirulina powder can be difficult to add to other dishes because of its strong flavor. That’s why we’ve included it in our organic Veggies+ powder, blending it with other powerful greens, roots, pre- and probiotics to leave a more subtle flavor. You can sprinkle this powder on just about anything—roasted vegetables, salads, pasta, or even add it to desserts to add invisible nutrients.