Mrs Foodie is always on the lookout for the latest thing to make her healthy and we came across samples of Gourmet Spirulina. Described by many as one of the superfoods, we thought we would give it a try as more iron and vitamins are always welcome in our diets.
Now seemingly Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the 16th century as well as harvested in Chad. It is dried into cakes called dihé, which are used to make broths for meals. Mrs Foodie isn't too good at her 16th century cooking, so went for some modern ways of incorporating Spirulina into our diet.
We received two sample packs, crunchies and petals.
These were small, light and ideal for sprinkling on salad, smoothies and dishes where you didn't want to taste too much "green".
The petals were larger and were ideal for the following recipe.
Recipe for Haddock coated in Polenta with Spirulina.
This was a great way to get some extra vitamins, the polenta was a light crispy alternative to batter and the green colour from the Spirulina added vibrancy. The taste didn't overpower so would definitely do this again.
This is an Avocado, Mint and Ginger smoothie with some Spirulina added for that extra green boost. Creamy, smooth and decadent. Didn't taste too healthy!
The Spirulina was a handy wee green boost to add to smoothies and dishes, not just salads. It was easy to incorporate into dishes due to its small size. On it own it did taste strong, however with other flavours such as ginger or apple you didn't notice it at all.
We received free sample size packs from Gourmet Spirulina to try out.