I want to introduce you to some of my favorite simple plants: algae!
I love these little guys, because they’re nutritional powerhouses and yet so easy to incorporate into our diets.
Algae can range from microscopic plants to large seaweeds (giant kelp can sometimes be more than one hundred feet in length!). While certain types have been recognized as food sources for billions of years, only recently has public attention turned to their nutritional benefits.
Take chlorella, for instance. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, fatty acids and amino acids for improving the immune system and fighting diseases including hypertension and fibromyalgia. It’s also extremely cleansing of heavy metals and toxins from the liver, kidneys, blood, and digestive tract. A real powerhouse!
Another amazing algae is spirulina. It’s the ultimate superfood, providing a complete source of protein with all essential amino acids, and rich amounts of Vitamin B12, zinc and easily absorbable iron. Just three grams of our Organic Spirulina Powder possess more phytonutrients than five servings of fruits and veggies and 300 times more calcium than milk!
If you’re brand new to algae, start small. I recommend adding a few pinches to your daily diet, and working up to 1-2 teaspoons. Add chlorella or spirulina to a smoothie, use them in baked goods and bars, or sprinkle over cereal, popcorn or yogurt.