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Spirulina Mask + Chia Pudding for Breakfast » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

Spirulina, the superfood of all superfoods, is a powder derived from algae with a high content of protein, iron, vitamins and 18 different amino acids, a true superfood! Its rich dark green color comes from chlorophyll, which helps flush toxins from our bodies, supports vibrant skin (especially when used as a soothing spirulina face mask), and strengthens our immune systems all at the same time. [source].

This nutrient-rich sea plant is often added to juices and smoothies, but the benefits of spirulina powder continue indefinitely, including numerous anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits for skin and hair.

Spirulina Skin Care Benefits

Whether you’re battling dandruff or looking for a formidable adversary to combat free radicals, inflammation, and aging, spirulina could be your dream come true. [source]. The antioxidants in spirulina are four times the amount in most berries!

It can help improve skin tone and complexion and leave you with that sought after dewy glow. Spirulina can also:

  • promote cell renewal
  • lead to healthier nails
  • promote hair growth
  • fight acne with its antibacterial properties

Honey + Spirulina Brightening Facial Mask

This simple and easy face mask is a great option for all skin types. It will leave your skin hydrated and glowing, smoothing the skin tone and fighting bacteria.

ingredients

Instructions

1. Make sure to cleanse your skin first, then mix the two ingredients together to form a paste.

2. Apply with fingertips or facial brush to face and neck. Let the mask work for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water and a towel.

3. Once the entire mask has been removed, apply a moisturizer, face oil or serum for added hydration.

Spirulina Health and benefits for the body

If you’re looking for the most nutrient-dense foods or looking to address a specific health issue, you may want to start adding spirulina to your diet. This plant is packed with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E and contains over 60% protein, which means a little goes a long way when it comes to curbing your appetite and helping you exercise.

It is one of the most beneficial dietary supplements for detoxification. [source]. Other benefits include:

  • high calcium content
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • digestive system support
  • antioxidants
  • allergy relief

[To see what the science has to say about spirulina, click here.]

Layered Coconut Spirulina Chia Pudding

The perfect addition to your spirulina face mask, this chia pudding is packed with antioxidants and soluble fiber. [source] to help stimulate your body’s natural detoxification process.

ingredients

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, mix the chia seeds with the non-dairy milk and honey (or its substitute), then let stand for 30 minutes, until the seeds absorb all the liquid.

2. Meanwhile, add the avocado, banana, and spirulina to the food processor and puree until smooth.

3. Distribute soaked chia evenly among bowls/jars, garnish with a green layer of spirulina puree, garnish with coconut flakes and chia seeds, and serve.

Spirulina FAQ

Can I use this spirulina face mask on my hair?

Yes, sure. The nutrients that make spirulina so good for your skin can also work wonders for your hair. Simply make a larger batch and apply it evenly throughout your hair. Cover with a lid and let sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner as per your usual routine.

Can I use chlorella instead of spirulina?

If you already have chlorella on hand, feel free to use it instead of spirulina in any of these recipes. While spirulina is made from a cyanobacterium in the blue-green algae family and chlorella comes from green algae, both are extremely nutrient-dense, providing a variety of beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Is it safe to take spirulina every day?

To be safe, follow the directions on the back of your spirulina bottle. For prolonged use, it is best not to exceed the recommended dose specified by the manufacturer.

Are Spirulina tablets as good as the powder?

Powders may break down more easily and provide a slightly higher nutritional benefit, as they are more bioavailable [source]. But if you only have the tablets, crush them with a mortar or pestle or use a coffee grinder to create a powder before mixing with other ingredients.

How can I buy spirulina that does not contain heavy metals?

Since spirulina is grown both in the sea and in man-made water tanks, heavy metals will always be something to watch out for. To minimize metals, choose high-quality brands that value purity and perform strict third-party testing on their products.

Personally, I use pure Hawaiian Spirulina because it is grown in Hawaii, which means it is under strict FDA supervision and they do third-party testing to ensure heavy metals and other toxins are low. But it’s a personal decision, so do your research and find a brand you trust.

Spirulina Mask + Chia Pudding for Breakfast

Packed with antioxidants and soluble fiber, beautifully colored spirulina stimulates your body’s natural detoxification process.

Preparation time 35 min

Total time 35 minutes

Course: Beauty Foods

Cuisine: Vegetarian

Yield: 2

Honey + Spirulina Brightening Facial Mask

Layered Coconut Spirulina Chia Pudding

Honey + Spirulina Brightening Facial Mask

Layered Coconut Spirulina Chia Pudding

Be sure to consult your doctor if you are currently taking prescriptions, as spirulina can occasionally interfere with medications. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

This publication was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Learn more about it Hello Glow Medical Review Committee here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you discuss it with your doctor.

Photo by Ana Stanciu

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