Showing posts with label Spirulina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spirulina. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2017

Spirulina Macaroni with Nutritional Yeast

Lately, I find myself enjoying vegan food. I've been vegan for quite sometime. Although I am unsure if I will stick with this eating lifestyle considering I am a vegetarian, I do appreciate those days of eating clean without worrying calories, carbohydrates and portion size. When you eat vegan, you can eat so much. Especially if you do intermittent fasting throughout the day. 

Today, I found myself doing something completely different in the kitchen. I took the initiative to make some spirulina macaroni with nutritional yeast. I used Delallo Organic Elbow Macaroni, some SARI Foods Spirulina Powder, NOW Foods Nutritional Yeast Flakes, and some Earth Balance Organic Whipped Buttery Spread. Simplicity is key in this dish; however, there must be flavor. So for good measure I added some salt and pepper for some extra flavor. 

And this is a simple yet fun pasta dish. Plus, with the immense health benefits you will get from this, you will want to eat this every single day. Not only does it taste amazing, but you will feel amazing after eating it. 

From my house to your house - enjoy! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sari Foods: Spirulina, Acerola, and Nutritional Yeast

Brandbacker is always full of surprises, when it comes to connecting bloggers with businesses. It was really great to be able to discover Sari Foods. Located in the heart of Las Vegas, Sari Foods Company has managed to bring ancient foods to modern life, empowering the conscious consumer. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Spirulina, Acerola, and Nutritional Yeast. So, what did I think?


PROS


When it comes to nutritional value, these Sari Food additions have it. And because of this, they are extremely versatile. Whether you want to add them to your favorite dishes or create smoothies and shakes or simply use them on their own, they work incredibly.

Whether you want to boost your immunity or simply looking to lose weight, you are going to enjoy these products immensely. They are great for virtually every diet too.

Spirulina contains about 50-70% of protein and includes all of the essential amino acids. It has an array of benefits and is known to improve your entire digestive system. Spirulina is also known to help with arthritis and heart disease. It is also known to help prevent hair loss, as well.

The Acerola (Vitamin C powder) is great for an array of individual health issues. Whether you are looking to boost your immunity or treat any flu-like symptoms, this is perfect for that. With over 1,670 times more mg of Vitamin C than an orange, a little goes a long way. A Brazilian doctor recently engaged in a comparative analysis about antioxidant potency and Acerola was the highest scoring domestic fruit. It is also good for preventing cancer, cardiovascular and chronic diseases. Whether you want to treat Allergic Rhinitis or simply a common cold, Acerola will definitely do that.

As a huge source of potassium, as well as, complete protein, Nutritional Yeast is the perfect health addition to those who do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. It is also gluten-free and sugar-free, as well. Do not mistake Nutritional Yeast with Yeast Extract, as the two are very different. This taste is very "cheesy" and light and resembles a beige to yellow color, whereas; the extract is very bold and strong and looks brown (i.g. Vegemite).A little bit of product goes a long way, which I really enjoy. You don't have to use a lot of these products to enjoy them.


On the plus side, I will say that the nutritional yeast is by far the best tasting I have ever tried. It has a very buttery yet cheesy flavor. When eating vegan, adding this with a little bit of avocado is like eating pleasantly healthy velveeta.

And speaking of vegan, if you are vegan, you will enjoy these additions for their versatility and their overall nutritional value and contribution to some of your favorite dishes. When it comes to Spirulina, the protein content is as big, if not bigger than using milk and/or meat as your source.

A little bit of product goes a long way, which I really enjoy. You don't have to use a lot of these products to enjoy them. I've used them everyday for several weeks now and they are a little over a half full.

These products are not only free of synthetic ingredients, they are free of genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) too.


CONS


The Spirulina powder contains an array of ingredients such as Protein, Calcium, Gamma-Liolenic Acid (or GLA), Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Iron, Beta-Carotene, Chlorophyll, Folate, and more. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you are obviously not going to be interested in the Spirulina powder.

The Vitamin C (Acerola) powder contains quite a few ingredients. Some of them include: Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Aceronidin, and more. If you are allergic, you may want to refrain from using this product.

The Nutritional Yeast powder includes several ingredients. These ingredients include: Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Biotin, Zinc, Phosphorus, Molybdenium, Selenium, and more. If you are allergic or find yourself garnering a reaction to any of these ingredients, you are not going to want to use this product.

If you are going through antihrombics, fibrinolytics, or thrombolytics or any treatment that is anticoagulant related, it is key to consult your doctor before using Spirulina.

You can find Sari Foods Nutritional Yeast for $12.95, Spirulina for $23.95, and Vitamin C Powder (Acerola) for $29.95 at Amazon. Would I use these products again? Yes. Would I recommend them to a friend? Yes. For more information about the Sari Foods - Spirulina, Acerola, and Nutritional Yeast, simply visit Amazon right now.