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My first week with Spirulina
on June 15, 2013
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My first week on Spirulina was interesting. Let me first start off by saying I misjudged the people here complaining about taste. I have a strong stomach so I tend to ignore these types of complaints & whines. The first thing you need to know is that this is a freshwater blue green algae folks, I'm not sure why you're all expecting it to taste like gourmet food.
After getting the Spirulina I popped it open. It was perhaps the deepest green color I'd ever seen. It looked like it came straight from a lush rain forest.
I poured about 6 ounches of water and 1 tablespoon of the Spirulina into a protein shaker, shook it up and proceeded to slug it down with a big gulp. Let me remind you I have a super-strong stomach. As the first slug made it half way down my throat I gagged and almost heaved on spot. I was truly not expecting how bad the taste was to come. I've eaten some funky tasting supplments/powders before, non of which prepared me for this taste. The people on here calling it pond scum are being polite.
Now, that is the negative part. You'll notice I still gave this product 5 stars. The same morning I first tried Spirulina I brewed myself a large cup of coffee from my Keurig. After I chugged the Spirulina I got a super happy pro-active energy burst. It was like a thermogenic fat burner without the jitters. I ended up forgetting about my coffee and 3 hours later was working strong on some things I had to do. So far I'm getting through the taste through gritted teeth, but the way its making me feel is worth it!
*** Update Week 3 ***
- Tried 1 tablespoon in apple sauce to dilute taste. This did not work and still tasted bad.
- Successfully mixed in one tablespoon with veggie shakes. Reduced taste and was drinkable, but I'm lazy and don't make shakes every day.
- I've heard things like grape juice can cut the taste but have not yet tried this.
- Taste has not gotten easier. Buying a $20 easy capsule maker to capsule the powder.