Spirulina Popcorn

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Spirulina Popcorn

I had to share one of our new favorite snacks. My son will eat just about anything, but my daughter can be very picky, both of them go crazy for this snack and ask for it often. It is something I can happily give them and it makes me so happy they love it, and it is SO EASY to make. It’s Spirulina popcorn! I know, Who woulda thunk, huh? I’ve had this superfood in my smoothie or in vitamin form, but that’s really the extent that I’ve use it. I happened upon this inspiration while getting a sample snack from our local coop. The kids loved it and I quickly stocked up on my of this green superfood!

So Easy and So Healthy Spirulina Popcorn

Why Choosing Organic Non-GMO Popcorn is Important

Did you know that much of the Corn in the U.S. is Genetically Modified? Using organic non-GMO corn to make spiralina popcorn is the best choice. Popcorn is rich in iron, protein, vitamin B 1, vitamin B 2 and Niacin. It contains calcium and phosphorous that is important for strong bones in the body. It is high in antioxidants and low in calories. Organic popcorn does not have any pesticide or toxic residues that are found in popcorn that is not organic.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a green superfood that has one of the highest concentration of chlorophyll of any food known. Chlorophyll has numerous health benefits; it’s well-known for its ability to break down and eliminate toxins and heavy metals such as DDT, PCBs, mercury, cadmium, and lead. Spirulina has also been shown to be beneficial for GI problems, fighting infections and helping the body assimilate calcium and balance other trace minerals. Spirulina helps support a healthy pH balance in your body. A diet heavy on acidic foods such as animal proteins and grains can be effectively balanced by the alkaline properties of spirulina.

Other benefits of Spirulina:

  • reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • control symptoms of ulcerative colitis
  • strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • helps boost the immune system
  • inhibits the power of many viruses
  • diminish allergies such as hay fever

Spirulina Popcorn Recipe:

I would recommend popping your own corn without a microwave if you have that choice. Microwave popcorn bags contain toxins not to mention the fact that I don’t think microwaves are a very healthy and effective way of cooking in general.
To pop you own use the stove and turn to medium high heat. In a large pot, pour/melt just enough margarine/oil to cover the bottom of the pot no deeper than 1/4inch and cover with about twice that depth with popcorn kernels. Stir to cover the kernels with the oil. COVER and put on a hot burner, move it around a bit to evenly heat the bottom of the pot. It will take a few minutes before the first popping starts. Remove from the heat when the popping slows down or when you see the pot lid rise (full)
The recipe itself is easy, pop the corn, or use already popped organic corn (Trader Joe’s has a yummy olive oil version) add a dash of sea salt and sprinkle some spirulina and mix up so that most pieces of popped corn have some green on them. Enjoy!

 

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Disclaimer: Please note: I am not a medical professional, the information provided is strictly for informational purposes. Please use your careful discernment and double check with your naturopath or doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements

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