Spirulina (“green popcorn”) Popcorn is a great snack. It tastes delicious and most children that we have offered this to LOVE it. It’s a great every day snack and also a great offering during holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and even Christmas.
“Well Kiddos” TM was first introduced to “green popcorn” on the island of Kauai. The good news is that Spirulina Popcorn is healthy and that it is free of GMO (to read about the potential health dangers of GMO please visit our previous posts). Although corn is listed as a GMO ingredient on your shopping guide by the Institute for Responsible Technology, popcorn is free of GMO. This is great news given it’s popularity amongst kids and adults alike.
Spirulina is popular with health buffs because it packs such a potent nutritional punch. This algae weighs in with an impressive 60% all-vegetable protein, and also contains a powerful combination of important vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin E, zinc, B-complex, copper, calcium, and magnesium. It is also a rich source of the antioxidant beta-carotene and the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). In other words, spirulina is one heck of an algae.
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast intended for human consumption. It has a distinct flavor that is often identified as nutty or cheesy. The product is a yellow shade and is usually found packages as either flakes or powder. Most consumers use nutritional yeast as either an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment. As a nutritionalsupplement, nutritional yeast is considered a good source of protein and B-complex vitamins, as well as other vitamins. It is a complete protein, containing 18 amino acids.
Please watch the following video “Spirulina Popcorn – Sensalicious Cooking”. The video only tells you which ingredients to use. “Well Kiddos” will give you the recipe following the video.
Recipe: These ingredients can be easily found in health food stores
You will need:
Nutritional Yeast (not brewer’s yeast)
Sea salt or mineral salt
Popcorn (we prefer organic popcorn)
Coconut Oil (optional)
1 clean paper bag (shopping bag)
Air popper (we like using an air popper because it’s easy to use)
Mix equal amounts of Spirulina Powder, Salt (to taste) and Nutritional Yeast (we like 1 tablespoon per batch of popcorn from the air popper)
Melt coconut oil over low heat and mix with olive oil (1 teaspoon each or 2 teaspoons of olive oil if you omit the coconut oil)
Pop the popcorn, pour it warm into the paper shopping bag and pour oil over it; now pour the Spirulina/Yeast Mix over it, close the shopping bag by rolling it down a bit and shake it. Dance and jump, that’s part of the fun!