Chlorophyll has become popular of late. People began getting even more curious when a trend for liquid chlorophyll began on TikTok. Liquid chlorophyll was being touted as some kind of superfood miracle. However, there was little evidence to substantiate the enormous claims.
Though the inflated claims for liquid chlorophyll might not be all they claim to be, eating foods that contain chlorophyll can certainly give you enormous health benefits and an automatic dose of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is actually what makes plants green, and they need it in order to photosynthesize.
It’s the green veggies that you should be looking for if you are wanting to introduce chlorophyll into your diet in a more natural way than using the liquid or capsule forms that it can often be bought in. Look out for recipes that contain spinach, broccoli, collards, and alfalfa amongst others. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
1. High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls
These High Protein Spinach and Rice Balls by Philipp Ertl are a great way to get a delicious bite of protein and a whopping serving of chlorophyll in one go. They are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. They are fun to make and to eat. You can make a bunch of them in advance and freeze them to have whenever you fancy.
2. Caribbean Coconut Collards and Sweet Potatoes
Collards are another plant rich in chlorophyll. This recipe for Caribbean Coconut Collards and Sweet Potatoes by Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine is a stout and filling dish with all the flavors of the Caribbean while using the southern staple, collard greens.
3. Herb and Pistachio Crusted Spirulina Blue Cheese
Here we have a recipe for a delicious vegan cheese in the style of gorgonzola. It is made from a cashew base with a healthy dose of spirulina, giving it that hit of chlorophyll that you are looking for. This Herb and Pistachio Crusted Spirulina Blue Cheese by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman is perfect for serving on a platter at a dinner party. You can enjoy it as a soft cheese or bake it into a harder cheese with a rind.
4. Hummus, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, and Sprouts Sandwich
This one is pretty simple, but some of the best and most beautiful things are nested in simplicity. This Hummus, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, and Sprouts Sandwich by Aine Carlin acts as a vessel for a healthy serving of alfalfa sprouts, a veggie that is high in chlorophyll. The hummus makes for a protein-rich lunch. You could even try making your own bread.
5. Broccoli Veggie Dippers
Getting some broccoli into your diet is a sure-fire way to getting a good serving of chlorophyll, too. These Broccoli Veggie Dippers by Ginny McMeans are a super fun finger food that will go over well at a party. You can eat them just as they come, or you can dip them into your favorite sauce.
6. Toasted Orzo with Roasted Garlic and Asparagus
This is a sweet and simple dish that gives you your chlorophyll hit from the asparagus spears. In Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez‘s recipe for Toasted Orzo with Roasted Garlic and Asparagus, you first start by toasting the orzo then you add sundried tomatoes, creamy roasted garlic, asparagus, and vegan cheese.
7. Lemon Matcha Muffins
With these cute little Lemon Matcha Muffins by Robin Runner, all of your chlorophyll needs come from matcha powder. Matcha is a type of green tea that is drunk for its enormous health benefits. These muffins are a super fun color and are a great snack or dessert. They go lovely with a nice cup of tea.
8. Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry
Green beans are another common food that is rich in chlorophyll. This Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry by Raymund Macaalay is very easy to make and gives you a great protein boost with the tofu and beans. This vegan version of a classic Filipino dish uses peanut butter and maple syrup to give a fantastic flavor.
9. Avocado and Pea Smash
Nikki and Zuzana give us a protein- and chlorophyll-rich dish with this Avocado and Pea Smash. This is a one-pot wonder and offers you enormous amounts of nutrition. Spread it in toast or dollop a large serving on the side of a big green salad.
10. Tahini Kale Protein Bowl
In our list of green veggies, we can’t forget king kale. In this Tahini Kale Protein Bowl by Nikki and Zuzana, you get a healthy dose of chlorophyll with kale and from some sneaky broccoli, too! With this high-protein dish that mixes tahini, hemp seeds, and quinoa, you get a light, yet filling, lunch in less than 20 minutes flat.
You needn’t go out and buy expensive supplements to get a chlorophyll fix. Just load your plates with green plant goodness, and get healthy doses of chlorophyll in a more natural way.
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