Categories
Blog Nourish

KELP is the new Kale

I’m calling it! I’ve personally seen too many amazing benefits and still can’t imagine why none of my yogi sistas and friends have jumped on the Kelp train. It’s ok- I’m ready to start a kelp revolution. Join me, won’t you?

Kelp has an abundance of nutrients and benefits. A short list include:

  • Excellent source of Calcium
  • Rich in vitamin A
  • Full of delicious minerals iodine, iron, potassium
  • Helps regular thyroid hormones
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves body Ph
  • Assists in weight loss/management

Wait a second… kelp is that slime stuff from the ocean….

Yup! And if you’re lucky enough to live next to an ocean with an abundant amount of safe, clean, kelp, rub it on your skin and tell me you don’t feel like a million dollars. Beyond using kelp for it’s beauty & health benefits, I personally feel it’s a natural resource that Mother Earth has given to us that is potentially an untapped resource. Major healing benefits along with longevity, detoxification and rejuvenation are some of the most vital components we as human beings need more of.

Ok that’s great and all.. but how do I consume it?

I’m a sucker for seaweed salad when I (used) to go out for sushi, but there are plenty more forms in which you can consume your kelp. Looking to revamp you Green Goddess Smoothie? Add some kelp (little by little until you get used to the flavor) to spruce things up. I also would recommend using kelp as an added ingredient to any salad dressing or to sprinkle onto a bowl full of zoodles. Here’s one of my favorite raw recipes I know you’ll enjoy!

Avocado + Kelp Soup

Kelp Soup

What I love about this is you can have this anytime. I call this recipe a soup because it’s thicker than a smoothie, however you sip on this at room temperature. It may sound a little weird at first, but trust me, it’s amazing.

Recipe

  • 1 Avocado
  • 4 stems of Bok Choy
  • 1.5 inch knob of Ginger
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/4 Green Bell pepper
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro
  • 2 tsp of Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cayenne (optional for heat)
  • 1-2 tsp Kelp Powder
  • Squeeze of lime

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Eat immediately. This can be stored in a fridge for up to an hour and a half before it looses it’s vitality and nutrient based power. Remember: Every blender is different so if you need to add a little more water that’s totally fine. What you want is a nice, thick, consistency. For an extra kick of flavor and nutrients I like to sprinkle a little nutritional yeast on top. Cheers!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *