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THIS could transform your protein intake

Leah Rosin-PritchardComment

For all the vegans and vegetarians out there who are concerned about their protein intake, this is for you! There are so many awesome, nutrient packed, non animal sources of protein to discuss, but let's just focus on one for now. Spirulina.

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that was once used by the Aztecs for ages. It was renowned for its high nutritional value and amazing health benefits. Some may even call it a super food. At the very least let's take a look at its jam backed nutritional value in just one cup of raw, dried, spirulina...

 

325 calories

4 grams of fiber

64 grams of protein

13% of your daily value for Vitamin A

19% for Vitamin C

28% for Vitamin E

36% for Vitamin K

Over 100% for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Copper, and Manganese

 

And the list keeps going. Low calorie, nutrient packed, and high protein? It's a non-meat-eater's dream come true! Enjoy it with your traditional smoothie or maybe start sprinkling the powder on your salad and get creative :) Food is supposed to be fun! 

 

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2765/2