Today I’m sharing a 5-ingredient Spirulina Brown Rice Krispies! They are delicious, crispy and soft at the same time. They are a perfect treat idea and are so easy to make!
I’ve snuck in some spirulina into these for some extra health benefits! That’s what gives these Rice Krispies their natural blue colour.
So what is Spirulina?
“Spirulina is a blue-green algae commonly used as a dietary supplement. It may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting benefits.
Health Benefits of Spirulina
- It may be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth.
- Phycocyanin is the main active compound in spirulina. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Studies indicate that spirulina can lower triglycerides and “bad” LDL cholesterol and may simultaneously raise “good” HDL cholesterol.
- Fatty structures in your body can become oxidized, driving the progression of many diseases. The antioxidants in spirulina can help prevent this.
- Spirulina may have anti-cancer properties and appears especially effective against a type of precancerous lesion of the mouth called OSMF.
- A higher dose of spirulina may lead to lower blood pressure levels, a major risk factor for many diseases.
- The supplements are very effective against allergic rhinitis, reducing various symptoms.
- It may provide multiple exercise benefits, including enhanced endurance and increased muscle strength.
- Some evidence suggests that spirulina may benefit people with type 2 diabetes, significantly reducing fasting blood sugar levels.”
Does it have side effects?
Here are some of the potential side effects and downsides of spirulina:
- it may be contaminated with harmful compounds if it’s not a good source. Purchasing from trusted brands can reduce your risk of contamination. However, there’s no guarantee that spirulina products are 100% contaminant-free.
- thin your blood
- worsen autoimmune conditions
- Some people may be allergic
- those with PKU should avoid it”
So if you feel it may be beneficial for you and you have no allergies or autoimmune conditions nor PKU, give it a try!
Where to buy Spirulina Powder?
I purchase mine from Suncore Foods off amazon. Below is the purchase link:
Spirulina can be also used in smoothies as well if you’re looking for a simple way of incorporating it into your diet. But I hope you give these Spirulina Brown Rice Krispies a try!
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Spirulina Brown Rice Krispies
- Non-stick pan
- Parchment paper
- 8 x 8 inch square baking dish
- 5 cups brown rice cereal
- 5 cups marshmallows
- 1/4 cup dairy-free butter
- 2 tsp blue spirulina powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a non stick pan set on medium heat, melt your dairy-free butter. Then lower heat to low. Add marshmallows. Mix until melted.
- Add spirulina powder and vanilla extract. Mix until the marshmallows are all blue.
- Then pour in your cereal and mix well until every granule is covered in marshmallows. Using a spatula, transfer into your lined baking dish. Flatten with a spatula. You may eat right away but if you want to cut clean squares, allow this to set in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before slicing.