Mint Chip Spirulina Parfait

This week we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a new healthy dessert recipe from Integrative and Functional Nutritionist Jennie Miremadi. At the heart of this recipe is spirulina – a blue-green algae that is a complete protein, vitamin-rich, contains all of the essential amino acids, and omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. It can help maintain a healthy gut, reduce blood pressure and inflammation, and boosts energy. Yes please! But be sure you find a high-quality brand that has been tested for toxins. Alright, let’s get to dessert! Find Jennie’s recipe below. 

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Mint Chip Spirulina Parfait

*Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

1 14 oz. can organic, coconut cream (BPA-free, gum-free)
1/4 tsp. peppermint spirits
1/4 tsp. spirulina
1/4 cup cacao nibs
Vanilla stevia to taste
Mint Chip Spirulina Parfait

DIRECTIONS

1) Refrigerate coconut cream overnight.

2) Open can and scoop out the thick, solidified coconut cream (save the clear liquid at the bottom of the can for later use in your favorite smoothie recipe).

3) Place coconut cream in the bowl of standing mixer with the whisk attachment. Add peppermint spirits, spirulina, and stevia to taste. Whip coconut cream for about 3-4 minutes, or until fluffy.

4) Scoop out half of the mint spirulina cream and divide it into two glasses.

5) Add 2 tbsp. of cacao nibs on top of the mint spirulina cream in each of the two glasses.

6) Add the remainder of the mint spirulina cream on top of the cacao nibs.

7) Refrigerate until ready to enjoy!

Photos: Valorie Darling


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