Oh spirulina, if you are so good for me, why do you taste so bad!! Any advice?
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I was looking around Holland and Barratt (a chain health food store in the UK) because they had a sale on and came across spirulina. Once I'd read all the benefits I knew I had to buy some!
Benefits include being a great vegan source of protein, which includes all 8 amino acids; it helps you lose weight; has lots of vitamins and minerals; helps improve your skin; detoxify and so on. I had also read that it tastes bad but I did not realise how bad!! I tried mixing it with water alone but it was horrible. I added a bit to my post workout shake which included a banana and vanilla protein powder and didn't taste too bad. I can't have spiruina only with my workout shake and would prefer to have some every day (I only have post workout shakes when I strength train 3 x a week). I thought adding it to my morning porridge oats was a good but it made a meal I normally love and like to take my time over into an ordeal! Seriously, look at it!
It looks like creamy spinach soup! Which would have been lovely if it was that, but it wasn't! It took me ages to finish this because it was so bad!! I thought adding soya milk, spices like cinnamon and a banana would help but it just tastes to awful. The only way I can describe it is that it smells like a bathroom. Or some kind of bodily function. It is just...that...bad! So how do you guys take it? Anyone thinks it has helped them improve in weightloss / skin in anyway or is it just hype?