You can’t make a list of nutrient dense foods without spirulina. Sea plants and algae like spirulina, kelp, chlorella, dulse and nori are excellent sources of iodine, manganese, vitamin C and B2 which is why is they are a wonderful addition to your diet for improved immunity.
They are also sources vitamins B12, B1 and B6 as well as pantothenic acid, zinc, iron and copper. Did we mention they are a complete protein? They really are the food that keeps on giving!
Spirulina is a powerful blood builder. According to one research, women stand to benefit more from spirulina than men, reporting improved immune function and less occurrence of anaemia.
INGREDIENTS (makes 10)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsp Spirulina
- 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
- 4 spoons cocoa powder
- ¼ (35 grams) coconut oil or dairy-free butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup almond milk/ rice milk/ oat milk
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
optional: dark chocolate slab or handful nuts for garnishing
- Turn your stove plate on and add boiling water to a small pot then on top of the boiling water, add an enamel bowl or a heat-proof bowl.
- Add your almond or peanut butter, coconut oil and honey and let it gently melt together while stirring until its melted and there are no lumps.
- Remove from heat and mix the remaining wet ingredients until well combined.
- Slowly fold in the oats, spirulina and cocoa powder.
- Using a spoon, scoop out a spoon full onto baking paper and lightly press the batter until its flat and round. Refrigerate until its set or for 4 hours or more.
optional: melt dark chocolate and drizzle over the cookies and crush your nuts and sprinkle on top.
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