Spirulina Beverage for Ulcerative Colitis

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and fresh water. These algae contain several nutrients, including B vitamins, beta carotene, and vitamin A. It also contains antioxidants, minerals, and proteins. Let’s find one way to enjoy eating this alga, let’s make spirulina beverage for ulcerative colitis (UC).

Spirulina Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Spirulina is gaining attention because it is rich in many powerful antioxidants, nutrients, and anti-inflammatories. It also contains proteins, beta carotene, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

Additionally, spirulina contains phycocyanin, which is an antioxidant that gives spirulina its blue-green color. This compound can fight free radicals and suppress inflammations, providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oxidative stress can damage cells, which leads to chronic inflammations that might cause cancer and other diseases.

Furthermore, patients with UC suffer from anemia resulting from blood loss caused by gut and chronic inflammation. Spirulina is an iron-rich supplement, which aids hemoglobin production that binds oxygen and enhances its circulation. Adequate iron intake increases the use of oxygen throughout the body, which gives the body energy and the ability to exercise.

Spirulina Beverage for Ulcerative Colitis

Meal type: hot beverage.

Servings: 3 people.

Preparation time: 7 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 500 mg spirulina.
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
  • ½ teaspoon liquid vanilla.
  • 1 cup organic coconut milk.
Note: It is better to use homemade coconut milk to control its density. It is preferable to be thick with less water than usual.

Method

  1. Firstly, put all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend on high speed for 3 minutes or until the ingredients are well mixed, and you have a green drink with the color of white coconut milk.
  3. Pour the ready-made spirulina drink into a serving cup, then heat it without boiling it.
  4. Finally, garnish with a sprinkle of coffee masala.

Add A Special Touch to Your Drink, Have You Heard About Winter Coffee Masala?

Masala is a group of spices added to the top of hot drinks like tea and coffee in a random way or in ready-made molds to give the drink a distinctive, warm taste and a pleasant presentation.

Note: The winter coffee masala is different from the main course masala.

How to Make Masala Mixture?

You can make a perfect addition to your hot drink by mixing the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder.
  • 1 teaspoon organic cocoa powder.
  • Other toppings (optional): ½ tablespoon ground cloves and ½ tablespoon ground cardamom. Or ½ teaspoon ginger powder and a sprinkle of black pepper (you can avoid adding black pepper if it causes irritation to your colon).

Follow These Steps to Prepare the Masala

  1. At first, mix all ingredients.
  2. Heat the ingredients over medium heat for half a minute.
  3. Finally, put it in an airtight glass container and use it as needed.
Tip:
  • Always read labels to make sure you are buying pure spirulina without any artificial additives.
  • Spirulina provides benefits to exercise, including boosting stamina and increasing muscle strength. Thus, you can do exercises that reduce stress and maintain bowel functions.

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