First off you might be thinking “what the duece is chlorella?“
Well, Chlorella is a single-celled, water-grown green algae that contains the highest chlorophyll level per ounce of any plant. Think of chlorella as “vegetation’s blood”. Besides being full of amazing green powers, chlorella is unique in that it contains all the amino acids, which of course includes all of the 9 essential ones – incredible! This is especially a fabulous thing for vegans and vegetarians because the proper balance of all the essential amino acids in the diet is required to build complete proteins in your body.
Where do I get it and how do you use the stuff?
You can purchase the powder at most Health food stores, and even online. It is great to add a heaping tablespoon into your smoothies, or you can make a cream like this one below…
13 servings (1 tbsp per serving)
½ cup raw liquid honey (vegans use maple syrup)
3 tsp. chlorella powder
3 tbsp. raw tahini
1. Place honey in a bowl and whisk in chlorella until thoroughly combined.
2. Add the tahini, one tablespoon at a time and whisk. Don’t add too much or it may become solid, you want to be able to drizzle it!
3. Store chlorella cream in the fridge, either in a squeeze bottle for optimal drizzle action, or in a glass jar.
You don’t have to use raw honey and raw tahini in this recipe, but it does make a difference on the health end of things. If cost and/or availability is an issue, just use whatever you have to get the green in ya! No more excuses!
Per serving (1tbsp):
Total Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0.23g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.73g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g
Dietary Fiber 0.35g
How to use Green Dream Chlorella Cream…
For a great breakfast try a large fruit salad drizzled with chlorella cream, some raw granola for crunch and maybe some nut milk!
For a satisfying afternoon snack, try drizzling chlorella cream on a rice cake, top with banana, some hemp seeds, goji berries…whatever!
Please experiment and tell me what YOU love to eat with your Chlorella Cream. The possibilities are endless!
Composition of Chlorella
Sources: pure-chlorella, mynewroots, and Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for Dietary Wellness. New York, NY: Penguin, 2003.
Original recipe by: http://mynewroots.blogspot.com/2011/06/green-dream-chlorella-cream.html