What is spirulina?

Mar 21, 2016 | Health & Wellness

What is spirulina?

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in warm, alkaline fresh waters around the world.


What are some spirulina benefits?

  • Spirulina naturally contains protein representing all eight essential amino acids.
  • Spirulina is easily assimilated by the body.
  • It also provides naturally occurring chlorophyll.
  • Spirulina can be used as a pre-meal supplement.
  • It is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12.
  • Spirulina contains chelated minerals, natural plant sugars, trace minerals and enzymes.



Spirulina Smoothie Recipes

Fruity Spirulina
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
1 teaspoon SmartMeal Vanilla
1 teaspoon NSP spirulina (remove spirulina from capsules)
3/4 cup of water

Spirulina & Aloe

¼ cup Nature’s Sunshine Aloe Vera Juice
1 teaspoon flax seed
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
6 frozen strawberries
¼ cup spinach leaves
1 teaspoon NSP spirulina (remove spirulina from capsules)
1 scoop of SmartMeal Vanilla