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  • prince_ashargin prince_ashargin Apr 14, 2011 11:47 AM Flag

    Nice Review

    This is a really nice review of Spirulina Pacifica that I found on Amazon:

    With this brand of Spirulina you are on to a good thing!

    Simply put, this is the best Spirulina I know. It's the one to buy, if great tasting Spirulina is what you are looking for. Forget the cheaper non-Hawaiian varieties (from India, China, etc.).

    I have been eating Spirulina on an almost daily basis for approximately the past 20 years. Since my mid-teens I've been making big green looking smoothies every morning.

    This particular Spirulina is from a fantastic high-tech Spirulina production facility on the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. They use ultra pure ocean water for both growing and drying the Spirulina. It is dried at a low temperature to keep the nutrients intact.

    I'd been eating Spirulina for perhaps 5 years before I tried this Hawaiian variety (manufactured by Nutrex). Now, let me say I had always loved the taste of Spirulina. I'd put a couple of heaped tablespoons of it into my morning drink. Friends and family, however, found the taste too strong and "green" if I put in that much.

    Then one day I met the guy who first started to import Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina into New Zealand (where I live). He asked if I'd like to try some (at a health Expo). I said "No thanks, I am very familiar with Spirulina". He said, "Not Hawaiian Spirulina. It tastes much nicer than the other kinds". I let him know that I actually already enjoy the taste of Spirulina. At the time I was getting New Zealand branded Spirulina (perhaps imported from India or grown locally). The guy told me that compared to the Hawaiian variety, other Spirulina tastes like soil. I'd never noticed that. Curious, I tried his little cup of green stuff, and WOW it was extra delicious. In that moment I realised, for the first time, that yes, indeed, the other varieties taste a bit like soil. Whereas the Hawaiian variety tastes creamy and... Let's just say it is delicious for those people into concentrated green foods, and whilst perhaps calling it "delicious" is going too far for some, it is certainly the most palatable for those folk who are not yet used to eating concentrated green foods.

    So, that was about 15 years ago, and I've eaten ONLY Hawaiian Spirulina ever since. Partly because it tastes great, which means I can put as much as I want into my drink without it getting over-powering, but also because my research indicated that the Hawaiian variety is superior in quality and nutritional content.

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    • What is "ultra pure" ocean water? Sea water is filled with dissolved solids, only one of which is NaCl.

    • You have to TASTE the stuff?

      You mean it isn't like a pill I can swallow?

    • The review continues:

      If you are new to Spirulina and superfoods in general, I suggest adding this product to a smoothie, and drinking that each day. Use clean spring water if you can. To that add 1 ripe organic banana as a base. Then add the following:
      - Start out with 1 tablespoon of Spirulina. Increase as you get use to the taste.
      - 1 tablespoon of Organic Raw Chocolate Nibs,
      - A handful of Raw Organic Goji Berries (soak them in water overnight if you want them to blend more smoothly),
      - 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of Organic Raw Maca Powder
      - 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of Lucuma Powder
      - 1 tablesppon of Y.S. Organic Bee Farms - Fresh Bee Pollen Whole Granules
      - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of organic Ginger Root Powder (that'll help with your digestion of the other goodies).
      This rough recipe is for about a quart (1 litre) of drink so use 1 quart (1 L) of water.
      Blend them up in a blender, and enjoy.

      I give workshops on what I call "Intelligent Nutritional" around the world, and this is a basic version of a recipe I share with people. I've had many people after just 3 to 7 days tell me they feel like a new person (they look like it too!!) after drinking this each morning. Friends comment on how them seem to be "glowing" and ask what they are up to!! Try it out.

      If you're looking to buy Spirulina, this is the brand to get.

      If you know nothing about Spirulina, please read up on it on the Internet - it's worth leaning about. I'll mention here that it is a highly concentrated source of a very broad range of nutrients. I'd say a couple of tablespoons of this rich green powder contains more nutrition that the people eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) might get in a few weeks worth of meals. This is powerful stuff that will change the way you feel, big time!! Enjoy!

      With heart,

      Jonathan Evatt
      International lecturer, Yoga teacher, and award-winning author of Peace, Power, and Presence: A guide to Self Empowerment, Inner Peace, and Spiritual Enlightenment

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