This spirulina smoothie recipe is something that I have been trying to make every morning. Between the fruit, greens, and spirulina, this smoothie is better than a cup of coffee.
When I started to add this to my morning routine, I noticed I was not making coffee in the morning, but in the afternoon.
What I use for my spirulina smoothie recipe:
Now, I am not saying spirulina has the best taste. Okay, honesty it is disgusting lol. But, adding fruit gives more of a sweeter taste and if you make it like this, it is refreshing and not so bad.
Here is a recipe for my peanut butter banana smoothie (click here)
The powder I use in this spirulina smoothie recipe:
3 Benefits of Spirulina:
1. Extremely High in Many Nutrients
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and fresh water. It may be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
One tablespoon (7 grams) of spirulina contains:
- 20 calories
- 4 grams of protein
- 8 mg of calcium
- 2 mg of iron
- 14 mg of magnesium
- 95 mg of potassium
- Also contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and almost every nutrient that your body needs.
2. Good For Cholesterol
There are many factors that lead to the risk of heart disease. However, spirulina is known to have a positive effect and lower these risks. It can lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, while raising HDL “good” cholesterol. A study concluded that consuming 1 gram of spirulina daily has powerful hypolipidaemic effects, especially on the triglyceride concentration.
3. Natural Detox
The nutrient rich powder contains a compound called phycocyanine, which has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is alkalizing to the body, which boosts liver function and helps the body detox. Due to growing in fresh and salt water, spirulina is also very high in chlorophyll, this helps to remove toxins from the bloodstream. In other words, spirulina has many health benefits and is an easy supplement to add into your diet.
Spirulina Smoothie Recipe
I am sure you have heard everyone raving about spirulina lately, due to all of the benefits it has. Here is a healthy spirulina smoothie recipe that you can incorporate into your daily diet.
Prep Time4 minsCook Time1 min
Course: Breakfast, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: breakfast smoothie, green smoothie, healthy smoothie, spirulina, spirulina smoothie
- 1 ripe banana I prefer frozen
- 1/2 cup strawberries/mango your choice of fruit
- 1 cup spinach/kale
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp spirulina powder
- Add greens
- Add fruit
- Add chia seeds and spirulina
- Add almond milk, and water if needed