Spirulina Popsicles that feature the incredible healthy protein-rich superfood, spirulina, in a gorgeous ocean-green frozen treat that melts sweetly in your mouth and looks like a pop that descended from outerspace.
Blue green spirulina popsicles made from the superfood from seaweed that is extraordinarily high in protein. Yes spirulina can taste like pond scum, but not in these popsicles, thanks to a special sweet familiar fruit.
How Healthy is Spirulina?
Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is a powerhouse of nutrients, is incredibly high in protein, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, B-vitamins (though not B-12), iron and other nutrients, and is considered one of the most potent nutrient sources available. And it is the color of the ocean!
Spirulina is actually said to be the most nourishing food in the world.
It is being looked at by NASA to feed astronauts in space. It is being looked at by the World Health Organization to see if it can be used to obliterate starvation worldwide.
One aspect of it's nutritional panel is that it contains all essential amino acids - nutritional components often missing form any diet and yet are essential to proper cell function. There are more benefits, but that alone is everything!
How Do Spirulina Popsicles Taste?
Spirulina tastes super fishy, but adding green grapes to this recipe offsets that. Lime juice also helps.
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Blue Green Spirulina Popsicles
- 1 ½ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 cup green grapes
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup more or less to taste
- 1 tbsp green spirulina powder
- 1 tbsp baobab powder (optional) for extra immunity boost of vitamin c and citrus flavor
- Stir the spirulina into 2 tbsp water to dissolve it. Then throw all ingredients in blender, blend smooth.
- Taste test to be sure the popsicles are not too bitter, yet not to sweet. To sweeten, add more lime juice (which actually sweetens and works to offset any bitter flavor in a fresh, citrus-y way.
- Variables are the amount of water and sweetness in your nut milk. And the bitterness level of your brand of spirulina. Add water if it is too thick. You really want it liquidy so the popsicles freeze into icy popsicles.
- Once adjusted, pour into molds. Put mold in freezer for about 30 minutes, then insert the sticks.Freeze the popsicles overnight.
- To remove from molds without melting pops is always a bit of a challenge, especially with icy pops like these.
- I run the bottom of the mold under hot water and tug. Keep doing this until I have all the pops out.
- As I remove them, I put them on a layer of parchment paper and pop back in the freezer to enjoy as needed!