Pure Spirulina Algae – SP2 Superfood Review

I always keep my eyes peeled for “super foods”, because I’d rather consume healthy foods over taking pills or vitamins. When I was invited to try out Pure Spirulina Algae (SP2), I was intrigued. I love smoothies, but lately, I haven’t been making them because every time I buy spinach (my preferred healthy smoothie addition), I forget to eat it before it goes bad. Yes, I could buy frozen instead of fresh spinach, but it still comes out chunky, and removing the amount I want it isn’t always convenient. Enter SP2.

Convenient

SP2 is packaged in small pods, each considered one serving. They are convenient, and because they are stored and delivered frozen, they don’t have a powdery taste and are a perfect addition to smoothies.

SP2 is Nutrient Dense

A few facts from the sp2superfood.com website about SP2:

  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • 25x more beta carotene than carrots
  • 10x more calcium than milk
  • 24x more vitamin E than strawberries
  • 4x more potassium than bananas
  • 8x more antioxidants than blueberries
  • every vitamin in the B group
  • 3x more protein than meat with a 95% absorption rate

Recommended Use

They recommend it for smoothies, mixed into juice, or on it’s own. There are also some recipes on their blog.

My experience

It’s touted as “odorless” and “without taste”. However, I find it does have a “green” taste, which is slightly bitter. It’s best masked with something that has a stronger taste, in my opinion.

Smoothie

My friend Aya (twolittlenomnoms.com) owns a Vitamix blender, and usually has an assortment of frozen (and interesting) fruits on hand, so we made our first SP2-infused smoothie at her place.

Here’s what we added:

  • SP2
  • avocado
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • banana
  • dragon fruit
  • water

Here’s how it turned out:

Since we combined so many colors, it turned a muddy brownish-green color. So we added some garnish to make it look a little more appealing. The dragon fruit gave it a bite. Apparently dragon fruit flavor isn’t consistent throughout, so one side can taste sour and the other can taste sweet! Interesting. We didn’t add any sweetener, but all the fruit together tasted pretty good. It was a very healthy-tasting smoothie. I’d definitely try it again!

SP2 with Krusteaz Pancake Mix

Aya swears by Krusteaz Pancake Mix and always has some in her pantry (can you see why cooking at Aya’s is always a good idea?). I saw a picture of a green waffle on instagram, so I thought why not try SP2? She was right about the pancake mix, because it tasted so much better than when I attempted to make it from scratch at home (two days later). I’m not sure if my algae to batter ratio was too high (the batter was super-thick), but my homemade version was un-palatable. Hers was so good, her 15 month old son kept asking for more, and when I brought one home to my daughter, she ate it right up.

Danish Ebelskivers

They didn’t come out especially beautiful, but they did taste delicious.

SP2 Waffle

This aesthetically looks nice, but would have tasted good if I used Krusteaz mix.

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SP2 – Spirulina Superfood

To learn more about Spirulina Superfood and to order, visit their website at: sp2superfood.com


Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. Westside Mommy received a complimentary sample for review. All opinions are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.