Bonsoir! I don’t know why but I’m feeling a bit french this week, possibly due the fact that spring is here and I’m dressing a bit more nautical. ( I don’t know why that makes me feel french, don’t ask). But also, I’ve made a spirulina soup. And that, for me, is definitely french.
I posted on Instagram yesterday a picture of this beautiful soup and it had a few people asking about the recipe. Which is perfect as my normal smoothies don’t have that sort of interaction so, as Holland and Barrett are sponsoring this recipe. I thought I’d give it an extra flare and add some extra health benefits too.
Metabolism boosting & Gut cleansing soup is a bit over the top so I just thought I’d call it….
My partner isn’t a huge fan of ‘healthy-tasting’ foods. something that tastes non-indulgent, so he adds a dash of cream and a bit of mozzarella grated finely. Me being a vegan/Vegetarian I’m happy with it to just have a potato in it and a big crusty baguette!
I really think that this type of soup is something you have a lunch time, it’s light and refreshing and gives you a burst of energy. You could take it to work with you or on a picnic, which is the perfect place for spring/summer weather. Of course in winter you could heat this up with some chilli flakes to keep you warm!
The benefits of Spirulina
The added spirulina is the sponsorship part of this post, as it’s such a huge provider of protein and vitamins. Let’s go through them, shall we? Spirulina grows in the tropical sunshine Hawaii, along with other exotic locations around the globe. The vitamin-rich water and nutrient dense earth surrounding it helps produce a powerful ingredient.This blue-green algae is a freshwater plant, spirulina is renowned for its intense flavour and even more powerful nutrition profile!
- Effective antimicrobial agent
- Improves leaky gut and is an anti-toxin
- As with most superfoods it helps prevent cancer
- Lowers blood pressure & Cholesterol
- Boosts energy – raises metabolism.
- Can help with weightloss
- Reduces inflammation
- So much more…
What does it taste like?
The Spirulina, as a kelp, does have a strong flavour. So if you’re not a fan of spinach, kale or seaweed you’ll probably need to add this in a soup or smoothie to mask the strong flavour. To me, it tastes very earthy, not in a cauliflower-type way, in a spinach & kale sort of flavour. I really could go on about the benefits of spirulina but this is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to increase their nutrients to go and introduce more research into their diet. Along with this superfood too!
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