Dear everyone, I am looking forward to being back in the thick of all things blog-related over the next week. So much news! Next weekend I am running a half marathon, and meeting some bloggers to boot.
Right now though, I am swimming in superfoods.
Cheap Superfoods were kind enough to send some spirulina and goji berries my way. For all you Aussies who are into the slightly too healthy for your shirt thing, Cheap Superfoods is all about getting the high quality stuff to you as cheaply as possible. It’s all online, and there are no frills. Honestly, I’m glad they contacted me. I know I’ll be ordering from them again.
This time around, I received (free) a packet of Goji Berries, and packet of Spirulina.
Say what?! As in, what the hell is spirulina? I’ve been intrigued for ages, so I jumped at the chance to review it.
So what’s the big deal?
Amino acids. Also B12. Also, an awfully large amount of protein for such a small quantity. For those non-carnivores among us, it’s apparently an excellent source of protein and nutrients – it’s a complete protein, which I understand is quite rare for a non-dead animal delicacy.
This stuff is crazy. I have to admit that I was initially scared of it. I kept opening up the packet, being overwhelmed by the earthy smell,and closing it again.
Finally, I braved it, and threw a teaspoon into my morning pancake.
And you know what? It was good. Green. But good.
I also received Goji Berries. I was a little suss on these too (such a cynical person Kate!). I was worried that they would be bitter.
Turns out, when you throw them into your salad, they have an incredible texture. I’ll be continuing to add these babies to my lunch. Apparently they decrease inflammation (though sadly no-one has indicated it can improve swollen knees or shin splints) and have a truck-load of vitamins.
The verdict? Love it!
Wheat grass, cacao and chia are next on my list