March 29, 2018
Spirulina Pumpkin Seed Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend for a minute on high. Use all on salad and enjoy. You can also triple or quadruple the recipe and store the extras in the fridge for the week!
Spirulina is considered the most nutrient dense food on our planet! I’m always looking for more ways to get it into my diet. Sneaking it into salad dressings, smoothies, or even just taking a shot of it in water. I’m down for it all!
So what exactly is spirulina? It’s a type of fresh water blue-green algae that grows in spiralling, helical, microscopic strands that are smaller than the human eye can detect. I’ve been using Giddy Yoyo’s Spirulina for years. It’s Incan spirulina from Ecuador growing within the Andean Mountains. Some of the benefits include:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Antioxidant protection
- Removes toxins from the body
- Protection against premature aging
- Digestive support
- Inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeast
- Stabilizes and maintains healthy blood sugar levels
- Beautifies skin and hair
- Boosts cardiovascular health
- Increases energy
The WHO (World Health Organization) recognizes Spirulina as an important whole food for human consumption:
“For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food.” United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland June 8th, 1983
Pumpkin seeds are also a nutritional powerhouse. They are a rich source of minerals and nutrients like zinc, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. This seed also offers a range of antioxidant support through a high content of vitamin E and also more unique compounds known as phenolic antioxidants.