A client of mine called me today. She has been taking spirulina capsules in place of a multi as I suggest. She noticed when she ran out of them, not only did she have less energy, but she began craving sugar. Now that may just be how it affects her, but I thought it was very interesting. Then she mentioned that she bought spirulina powder instead of the capsules by mistake and found that it clumped up when she tried to stir it into water.

So here is what I suggested she do, since I drink my spirulina every day. First of all, you have to put it in the liquid and use a shaker to mix it thoroughly. She wasn’t crazy about the taste – I suggested she put a little stevia into it. I mix spirulina, chlorella and wheat grass with inulin fiber, a mineral powder, raw Maca powder when I have it and Nopal powder when I have that. Those last two I use periodically taking time off from them every few months. After my first 16 oz. of water upon waking, that’s the first thing I consume every day.

I suggested she could also make her spirulina into a smoothie – it can be the basis for an awesome meal replacement! It’s easy. Here are some of the things I do: besides the water and spirulina powder you can add any (or all!) of the following: 1 banana, berries of your choice, 1/3 cup of thawed chopped frozen spinach, sprouts (alfalfa, broccoli); my brother cuts up a raw Brussels sprout but if you have thyroid issues I’d skip that one) watercress, parsley, cilantro, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax meal, whey protein powder (or hemp, rice or pea protein powder), pine nuts, soaked, raw, organic almonds, cinnamon, l-glutamine powder, lecithin granules – the list is actually endless – just choose some healthy ingredients you have at home and throw them in!

I let my smoothie sit in the fridge for a few minutes and the chia seeds thicken it up and it tastes like a milkshake – only it’s so nutrient-dense, healthy and very satisfying. So, give green foods a try – making them into a smoothie is a great way to get your kids to try them too.

Author's Bio: 

Ann Musico is a certified Biblical Health Coach and independent nutritional consultant. She coaches people about everything from lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, to losing weight, to balancing hormones and more. Every coaching session is based on her 3D Living Program. Visit her website, Three Dimensional Vitality, to subscribe for her free weekly newsletter and other free resources, purchase her books and sign up to be coached by Ann. Her new book, Today's the Day Seven Week Fitness Plan is now available in soft cover and e-book format. Visit http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com to learn more!