Some foods just naturally belong together. So what can be better than combining two of the world’s most popular and beloved green energizers together into one super powerful, super convenient superfood duo?
What is Chlorella & what does it do?
Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) is one of the most ancient food plants known on earth. As single-celled fresh-water micro algae, chlorella floats on the water’s surface soaking up sunshine and converting it into green energy power cells!
Chlorella contains the highest concentration of chlorophyll (a potent green pigment) of any plant on earth. Along with chlorophyll, chlorella contains concentrated levels of protein (with all the essential amino acids) and essential fats, along with complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, carotenoids (especially lutein) and nucleic acids.
Researchers in Japan and Korea are finding that chlorella intake has a positive effect on blood cholesterol, blood sugar and appetite control. Studies also show that chlorella also has the power to remove toxins from the body.
Prairie Naturals chlorella undergoes a special procedure that breaks open (but does not remove) the indigestible cell wall and allows access to its many concentrated nutrients. This indigestible fibre is retained as a natural prebiotic that promotes probiotic activity in the intestinal tract.
What is Spirulina & what does it do?
Spirulina, (Spirulina platensis), commonly called “blue-green algae,” is another ancient superfood plant. Spirulina gets its green colour from chlorophyll and its blue hues from naturally-occurring phycocyanin pigment. As many as 10 carotenoid pigments including orange carotenes, alpha, beta, gamma and yellow xanthophylls and zeaxanthin are also embedded on this amazing superfood. All of these pigments act as disease preventing antioxidants.
Spirulina contains an impressive 70% protein content! This lean and green protein source is also a natural source of minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. High levels of B12 and plant-based protein make it an especially perfect addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. Like chlorella, spirulina contains all the essential amino acids and essential fats, along with complex carbohydrates, fibre, a wide range of vitamins and minerals including antioxidants, carotenoids and nucleic acids.
Researchers have found that spirulina intake reduces blood cholesterol and inflammation. Regular supplementation with spirulina also removes accumulated toxins in the body, creating a gentle and safe daily cleansing effect.
Add more superfoods to your everyday!
We have been making superfoods for a long time at Prairie Naturals. In fact we helped to start the superfood revolution more than 20 years ago with our super nutritious blends of greens and berries. Our family of organic, plant-based superfoods is growing rapidly. As a Canadian, family-owned business, we support organic growers and select the highest quality ingredients available.
10 Reasons to Choose Prairie Naturals Organic Chlorella and Spirulina
1. The first and only certified organic blend of chlorella & spirulina in Canada
2. Free from artificial ingredients, preservatives & irradiation treatment
3. Organically grown & free from Chilean nitrate (synthetic fertilizers)
4. 200% higher in natural carotenoids than other spirulina products
5. Tested and free of BMAA bacteria, algal toxins, and melamine
6. Tested and free of radiation, pesticides & herbicides
7. Absolutely no animal products or by-products
8. Pure powder. No fillers, binders or excipients!
9. 100% plant-based
Green Piña Colada Popsicles
1 cup Pineapple Juice (organic)
½ cup Coconut Milk
¼ cup crushed ice
¼ tsp Prairie Naturals Chlorella powder
¼ tsp Prairie Naturals Spirulina powder
Directions: Blend for 60 seconds until smooth & creamy. Freeze in popsicle trays. (Makes 1 large smoothie serving or 4-6 popsicles)