When I was a kid I remember my parents reminding me to eat my vegetables at the dinner table. They were always the last thing on my plate. Today, my children do the same exact thing that I did when I was their age. Most nutritionists recommend that we have 5-9 servings of vegetables every single day. In order for me to meet that requirement I would have to visit the produce department at my grocery store every single day, which is next to impossible.
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica contains these key nutrients:
Vitamin A: Necessary for cellular and bone growth, good vision, and a healthy immune system.
Carotenoids: Naturally occurring, powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free radical damage. Also believed to boost the function of the immune system.
Vitamin B12: An essential vitamin required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells.
Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2: Essential vitamins known to promote blood clotting and bone health.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): An enzyme that acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals, and helping to repair cells.
Zeaxanthin: A carotenoid and powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage with specific benefits for eye and cellular health.
Iron: Essential in the formation of red blood cells and transportation of oxygen throughout the body. Iron assists the memory and supports the immune system.
Nutrex Hawaii Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica comes in a powder or tablet form. I love the powder because I can add it to smoothies or other prepared foods. Because you only use one teaspoon per serving, my kids can not taste it in their morning smoothies. Nutrex Hawaii Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica tablets are perfect for busy people who don't have time to fix a smoothie in the morning.
These are just a couple of my favorite recipes provided by Nutrex Hawaii.
Ingredients: 1/2 c of yogurt
1 c for fruit juice (apple, orange or pineapple)
One or more of the following: papaya, peach, mango
1/2 c of boysenberries or raspberries
1 teaspoon of Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica powder
Blend all the ingredients. Enjoy!
Fresh lime juice to taste
2 medium tomatoes
2 cloves of crushed garlic, salt to taste
1 teaspoon of Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica powder
2 tablespoons of salsa (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion (optional)
Mash avocados. Add all other ingredients and blend well. Spirulina give guacamole a beautiful color.
You are also invited to enter Nutrex Hawaii's "Aloha to Health" sweepstakes. They are giving away a year supply of Hawaiian supplements worth $500. You can enter the Aloha to Health sweepstakes here. For more information about Nutrex Hawaii Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica visit www.nutrex-hawaii.com.
*Disclosure: I received a bottle of Nutrex Hawaii Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica powder and the book, Spirulina Nature'sSuperfood by Kelly Moorhead and Bob Capelli in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
One Healthy Moms Magazine reader can win a jar of Nutrex Hawaii Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica powder. All you need to do is follow Nutrex Hawaii on Twitter, Like Nutrex Hawaii on Facebook and leave us a comment. This contest is open to US residents 18+ and ends on Feb 1, 2013 at 8am PST
For extra entries:
Subscribe to our Healthy Living Newsletter
Follow Me on Twitter
Subscribe to The Healthy Moms Magazine
Place our new button on your website or blog.
Follow This blog with Google Friend Connect
Digg This Contest
Tweet This Contest
E mail the link to our site or this contest to a friend (make sure you BCC talbertcascia @ yahoo dot com so I have proof of the e mail)
Like The Healthy Moms Magazine on Facebook
Join our Blog Frog Community
Add The Healthy Moms Magazine to your blogroll.
Blog about this contest. Make sure you include a link back.
For every entry including extra entries please leave a separate comment. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments and e mails that I receive. The contest ends on Feb 1, 2013 at 8am PST and is open to anyone in the US 18+. Please leave your e mail address in your comments. All comments without e mail addresses will be disqualified.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America's Wellness Challenge. Follow her on Google+.
Did you find this information helpful? Click Here to show your support for The Healthy Moms Magazine.