Spirulina gratin roll
Spirulina gratin roll
If there’s one thing that’s given me a good vibe for over two decades, it’s the spirulina. I declare my love for this freshwater algae. I can’t remember if I first discovered its properties or if it was the other way around, but when I started my studies a long time ago, one of the first things I looked for were the foods that could give me energy and this seaweed was quite a discovery.
Its consumption is not very common, but every day it gives me more joy to find a recipe that includes it and also when it is included in certain foods like spirulina spaghetti that I found a few days ago in an organic supermarket.
Lately I got into the habit of having a green smoothie in the morning and matcha and spirulina with ghee And I feel good in this heat. It helps me a lot to concentrate in the morning despite the temperatures.
Spirulina is one of the most popular supplements in the world. It is a rich source of phytochemicals and B vitamins, as well as copper, which strengthens bones and blood. With great energizing power. It is packed with various nutrients and antioxidants that benefit your body and brain.
benefits of spirulina
immune boost. According to the first studies, spirulina contains three phytonutrients that would greatly strengthen the immune system: ficocianina, polysaccharides there sulfolipids.
Energy source. Spirulina contains six B vitamins: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6) and folic acid (B9). They are involved in energy conversion food into energy that the body can use. According to some research, spirulina would increase the energy level of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as resistance during exercise.
Antioxidant, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Spirulina activates cellular antioxidant enzymes, inhibits lipid degradation and DNA damage, eliminates free radicals and increases the activity of superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant enzyme naturally present in our body; and catalase has a protective role in inflammation, preventing mutations and preventing aging.
Clinical trials show that spirulina also prevents skeletal muscle damage under stressful conditions. oxidative stress induced by exercise and can stimulate antibody production and up-regulate or down-regulate the expression of genes encoding cytokines to induce immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory responses.
In the kitchen
- Spirulina Guacamole. Mix a teaspoon or two of spirulina with four very ripe avocados mashed with a fork, a chopped tomato, a finely chopped red onion, a little garlic and a handful of chopped fresh cilantro.
- green rice. Spirulina has an intense blue-green color. Give a bowl of pale brown rice a nutrient-rich splash of color, along with a few tablespoons of spirulina powder.
- Smoothies. Spirulina powder has a strong flavor and a dark green color. Add a little at a time until you find your sweet spot for a green smoothie, tasting as you add.
If you love recipes and want to find more filling options that improve your health, I recommend the book”Cheerful cuisine” by Luna Zacharias Edit. Lunwerg, a book full of healthy and humorous recipes.
150 g of coconut or almond flour.
250ml coconut milk. It is important that it is organic to avoid toxins.
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or your favorite sweetener.
1 tablespoon of EVOO.
1 tablespoon of spirulina, or two crushed tablets.
Fresh goat cheese.
Combine all the ingredients and blend until you get a light and smooth paste.
In a frying pan greased with a little EVOO, pour some batter and make the pancake again and again. As if you were making pancakes.
When they are golden on both sides, place the cheese so that it melts, taking advantage of the heat of the pan.
Optional: pepper, garlic powder, spinach, nutmeg.
FillingPairing: Tomatoes, turkey, chicken, cilantro, parsley, potatoes, prawns, prawns, fish, nuts or whatever your imagination asks for.
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