Introducing Premium Grade Ingredients
We’re excited to finally introduce our latest range of products in the Hellenia catalogue
– PREMIUM GRADE INGREDIENTS.
Premium Grade Ingredients are a variety of single ingredient powders, packed in a handy re-sealable pouch. Raw ingredients in their natural state, no additions, no fuss.
The first 3 powders launched in this category are NMN, Resveratrol and Organic Spirulina, with a view to expand. So, if there are any requests for particular ingredients you would like to buy/try, or you are struggling to find stocked elsewhere, then please get in touch with us via our website contact form or through our social media. We will do our best to see if we can meet your requirements.
If you are looking for a health and energy boost, perhaps to tie in with the New Year and a January health kick/lifestyle reset then you might be particularly interested in trying our Organic Spirulina Powder.
First used by the Aztecs as an endurance-booster, it is a true superfood! Spirulina is often described as a type of blue-green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is extremely nutrient dense, and is known for containing a powerful plant-based protein called phycocyanin. As well as being a potent source of nutrients, Spirulina is a fantastic antioxidant, hailed for its ability to protect against free radical damage from oxidative stress. It has also been studied for its anti-inflammatory effects.
An excellent source of vegan protein containing essential amino acids, it also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including; B vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium; and because it is a low-calorie food containing a lot of nutrition in a small amount of powder, introducing Spirulina to the diet may help people to lose weight without sacrificing good nutrition.
With a slightly bitter taste people often mix Spirulina with yogurts, juices and smoothies. 3g is generally the daily recommended minimum amount.
Need some inspiration? Try some of the quick recipes below:
Quick and easy.
Combine 1 frozen banana, 1 frozen mango, 1 peeled orange, 200ml plant milk (e.g. almond, or oat), 5g spirulina powder. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then enjoy!
Spirulina coated popcorn: Combine spirulina with sea salt and cayenne pepper or smoked paprika. Dust over your air-popped popcorn. Shake well to evenly coat the popcorn and enjoy.
Spirulina energy balls – makes approximately 10
INGREDIENTS: 65g pecans, 70g of rolled oats, 2 teaspoons of spirulina, 165g soft pitted dates, 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
Method: Add the oats, pecans and spirulina to a food processor until broken down. Add the dates and peanut butter and process until a sticky dough forms. Roll into balls, then store in the fridge or freezer to enjoy when you need a little boost.
Here are some additional ideas of how you can boost your daily diet with spirulina:
You could try
- Stirring into soups, sauces and dressings
- Sprinkling over cooked pasta dishes, pizza or salads
- Whisking into your omelettes or scrambled eggs
- Mixing into smashed avocado, hummus or pesto
To view our Premium Grade Ingredients category, order from the range, or to read further product details CLICK HERE