Super Green Spirulina Smoothie

Super Green Spirulina Smoothie
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“Gimmie a bottle of spirulina” – shoutout to roots Reggae superstar the original Chronixx for respecting this superfood. Nothing like starting your day off right with this super green spirulina smoothie. Spirulina is a “super food” that packs a powerful punch of antioxidants, flavour and nutrients. It’s an excellent ingredient to add to your diet and great for adding to those morning green smoothies.

What is Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of blu-green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. It was known have been cultivated by ancient groups such as the Aztecs. They are tiny, single-celled shaped algae that contain an impressive 60 percent protein content.

Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina health benefits include:

  • Rich source of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, copper and iron
  • Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Cholesterol lowering abilities
  • Maintains healthy immune system through range of minerals and vitamins

Super Green Spirulina Smoothie

I also highly recommend adding some flaxseeds for more health benefits. I pretty much add flaxseeds to all my smoothies mainly for the omega-3 and plethora of rich nutrients.

Also I tend to always add some pea protein powder. If you don’t know pea protein is extracted from yellow peas which means it’s naturally vegan – it packs a whack of protein in a small scoop. This is a great protein source especially if you are bulking or looking to maintain body mass.

Other items you could add to your greens smoothie include: moringa powder, spinach, chia seeds. Sometimes I might even add some pineapples and ginger.

Just a word of caution, the powder tends to leave quite a mess if you ever spill while transferring to your blender. I suggest bringing the spirulina powder container as close as possible to your blender. I made this mistake quite a few times and cleaning up was not fun at all.

Finally when sourcing your spirulina be sure to stick to high quality organic brands.

Green Smoothie

Spirulina Green Smoothie

A delicious green smoothie loaded with tons of nutrients with the added benefit the spirulina superfood.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large Banana
  • 1.5 Plant Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Spirulina Powder
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 Teaspoon Pea Protein Powder Optional
  • 1 Teaspoon Moringa Powder Optional
  • 1 Teaspoon Irish Moss Optional
  • Spinach or Kale Optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the above ingredients into a blender. Add the liquid before adding the spirulina powder (to avoid powder sticking to bottom of blender/mixer).
  • Blend until all ingredients are completely mixed. Mixing time will depend on type of blender used. For Nutribullet/Magic Bullet approximately 45-120 seconds. For more powerful blenders this time will likely be much shorter.
  • Serve and enjoy or optionally chill in fridge for a few minutes.

Notes

Be careful with the spirulina powder as it tends to leave quite a mess when spilt. 
Keyword Banana, Smoothie, Spirulina



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