When making a smoothie for both of us one Saturday morning, the DH asked that I add some spirulina. He hadn't opened up the container yet so we both did not have experience using it. Looking at the ingredients and nutrient breakdown, I decided to add two tablespoons in order to get enough grams of protein. With the quantity of spirulina added, I wouldn't add protein whey. After placing everything in the blender and turning it on, you could see how intense in colour the smoothie was. I poured the liquid into the tall glasses.
We had a few spoonfuls and our lips and gums were green. The DH managed a few more spoonfuls than I before we both said that this was about as much as we could eat. Lots of laughter accompanied looking at the concoction that I created. The smoothies found their way into the garbage which was a shame as it had oatmeal, frozen blueberries and bananas, soy milk and flax seed.
I never read the directions on the spirulina container before I added the powder to the blender. Directions on the container say to start by taking 1/4 tsp daily with juice and increase progressively by a 1/4 tsp daily until four teaspoons. Well a 1/4 teaspoon is different than the two tablespoons I added. Lesson learned today----it pays to read directions!