I came across kelp powder last year in the co-op store in my favourite little town in the Kootneys. We do eat kelp in noodle & dried/flake forms but I had never considered it in a powdered form outside of a capsule. As always I was curious to try it. Knowing the health benefits of eating kelp this looked like another great way to incorporate it into many more dishes. After researching on more ways to use the powder option it has become a staple in my house. I use it mostly in shakes & oil dressings.
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Raw) Kelp (L. digitata) Granules & Powder
A Nutrition-packed Drink: Mix 1-2 tsp. into water, stir and drink as soon as possible (it will form a gel in less than a minute). Chase with juice. Or try mixing directly into juice.
Drink variations: Mix with any dehydrated green, purple, red or orange drink mix. (An example is barley grass drink, which is especially alkalinizing).
Smoothies: Blend 1-2 tsp. of powdered Kelp into any smoothie.
Kelp & EFA’s: Mix 1-2 tsp. Kelp with water and ground flax seeds, ground chia seeds (sold under various names, including "anutra" or "mila"), ground hemp seeds or hemp protein powder. For a broad spectrum of nutrition, include all ingredients in one glass.
Salad dressings: Add to any oil-and-vinegar (or oil-and-lemon juice) based dressing, homemade or premade. It will somewhat emulsify the dressing and make it a bit green. Suggested ¼ tsp. per serving.
Make your own dressing suggestion:
¼ tsp. kelp powder
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
½ tsp. Herb & Duxelles Powder*
½ tsp. Frontier brand chopped dried mushrooms
(non-Raw) Kelp Granules & Powder
Add to beans and other legumes: start with ½ tsp. of Kelp granules or powder per cup of uncooked beans. Add more if you like the flavor. This will turn the broth green and a bit gel-like. For canned beans, add ¼ tsp. when heating.
Kelp and Grains: Add ¼ to ½ tsp. per uncooked cup of any grain. Reduce or eliminate salt. Or sprinkle on already-cooked grain.
Kelp Condiment: Grind with toasted sesame seeds to make a condiment.
Kelp Popcorn: Sprinkle Kelp or Dulse granules or powder on popcorn, with other seasonings.
**( above courtesy of sea veg.com )