Apple Juice

  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 250 ml apple juice

Mix together in a glass until smooth. Enjoy your drink!

Papaya with Spirulina

Add powder or crunchy on top of a freshly cut papaya and sprinkle with a little bit of lemon juice. A particularly good combination of spirulina and fruit.

Spirulina Bliss Balls

With thanks to Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 1 & 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup dried coconut
  • 2/3 cup sultanas
  • 1 cup mixed (well chopped) nuts (almonds, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, etc. – be creative)
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 1 & 1/2 tbs honey
  • sesame seeds for rolling the balls in
  • spirulina as much or as little as you want (whatever amount you find tasty)

Chop the apricots and dates into medium-small pieces. Soak them and the sultanas in hot water for half an hour to soften them. Then drain and squeeze the water out. (Save the water and use it to drink if you like as it’s delicious, especially if the fruit is organic.) Chop the nuts finely and mix them with the fruit, tahini, coconut honey and spirulina. Add more honey if you prefer the balls sweeter. The texture should be sticky. Make balls out of the mixture and roll them in sesame seeds. Put into the fridge to harden little.

Spirulina Lemon Water

  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • lemon juice from 1/4 – 1/2 of a lemon
  • 250 ml water
  • (honey)

Mix everything together in a glass. Honey is used to sweeten the drink and it also helps to override the taste of spirulina if that is something you struggle with. A daily personal favourite.

Spirulina Muesli

Add either powder or crunchy on top of your muesli or cereals to have a delicious breakfast packed with nutrients.

Spirulina Smoothie

  • 250g fresh or frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • 1 banana
  • 500 ml soya or normal milk
  • 1-2 tsp spirulina powder

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Veggie Cocktail

  • 500 ml vegetable juice (or carrot or tomato juice)
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder

Mix together in a blender or glass and enjoy.

Be aware that spirulina should be drunk within an hour of being mixed with liquid. Like fruits it can ferment, although honey will delay the fermentation process.

Cosmetic Rejuvenant

Spirulina is celebrated for its rejuvenative properties. Used in face and skin packs, it tones and restores skin and muscles.

To make a face pack: Mix a teaspoon of spirulina powder with adequate water to make a paste which is then applied to the face. Wait till the mask dries on your face and you feel it pull. You can then wash it away. Results are visible already after few days, but ideal length of use is one month.

Spirulina Pesto

I’m always looking for new ways to sneak healthy foods into my husband’s diet. While I may be a health nut I somehow managed to marry the Cookie Monster, which means our food differences cause a clash at times. Thankfully we both love pastas in almost any kind of sauce, with one of our favorites being the rich, flavorful pesto sauce. Instead of buying pre-made pesto sauce I prefer to make my own at home, which allows me to tweak it a bit and make it healthier. My husband had no idea I doused his favorite pasta sauce with a superfood!

Lately I’ve been incorporating more and more spirulina into my diet. The list of spirulina benefits is truly incredible, and I encourage everyone I talk to about the superfood to give the algae a try. Similar to chlorella, spirulina is incredibly high in protein, antioxidants and other nutrients. Find about more of the differences and similarities between the two algae’s in this article, spirulina vs chlorella.

Now this pesto is not your traditional pine nut pesto. This pesto utilizes a much cheaper nut, almonds, and has a good dose of the superfood spirulina. Don’t worry about the spirulina flavor messing up this pesto though, the strength of the basil, garlic and lemon juice is enough to overpower it. The only thing the spirulina powder will add to this pesto is a nutritional boost!

I prefer to keep my pesto thicker so that I can use it in a variety of dishes (sauces, coated over chicken, spread on top of toasted bread), which is why in the pictures you will find my pesto to be chunkier. If you prefer a more traditional pesto, than just use more olive oil! I use roughly ½ cup for mine.

Spirulina Pesto
A twist on the traditional pesto


  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 2 ounces almond meal (or whole almonds ground)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • ½ to 1 cup olive oil


  1. Place all but olive oil into a high powdered food processor
  2. Allow ingredients to process, scraping down sides as needed
  3. Once everything is well ground, start pouring in olive oil
  4. Continue to add olive oil until pesto reaches desired consistency
  5. Store in the refrigerator until used. Enjoy!