In TCM, green foods build blood via chlorophyll.  Under a microscope, chlorophyll has an almost identical molecular makeup to hemoglobin.  Hemoglobin is the structure that carries iron in red blood cells.  Spirulina is a single cell algae.  These sea algae are extremely bioavailable to the human body.  Meaning, ingesting just a tiny amount, is very easily absorbed by the body. Taking 1 tsp per day to build iron/ferritin levels and event prevent hair loss.  It is quite remarkable how well it works; the results are so fantastic and so quick that we decided to carry Spirulina at the clinic.  We found an amazing company, Giddy Yoyo, that is organic, non-gmo, and from fresh water sources.  The source of Spirulina are very important, often times the lower price point brands are grown in tanks exposed to radiation and heavy metals.  It is essential to have a high quality Spirulina from safe fresh water sources.

How to use spirulina you may ask? Well you can certainly add it to your daily smoothie and blend it up with some fruit/spinach, or combine it with chilled water and pure vanilla extract, or try it in your next batch of homemade fudgsicles 🙂

 

 

HEALTHY FUDGSICLES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water, or more as needed for blending (or try a dairy free alternative such as almond/cashew milk for a creamier consisitency)
  • 2 tsp Giddy Yoyo spirulina
  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Scoop the flesh of the ripe avocado into a blender, and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend well, and adjust the flavor to taste, keeping in mind that the frozen ice pops will be slightly less-sweet in flavor. Because avocados can vary in taste, based on ripeness and variety, you may need to add more cocoa powder or maple syrup to create a rich, chocolate flavor. The beauty of making raw desserts is that you can taste as you go, so you’ll never have a recipe flop!
  3. Transfer the chocolate batter to your ice pop mold, I love my Zoku round popsicle molds! Place in the freezer to set for at least 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
  4. Enjoy!