Do you want to make your smoothies even more healthy? Here are 4 spirulina based healthy smoothie recipes that are simple to make, and if you are having trouble with the smell or the natural seaweed taste, each of these 4 spirulina based healthy smoothie recipes will be much more gentle on the taste buds. I sometimes find it hard to take spirulina directly with a glass of water, so adding spirulina powder to smoothies has made the nutrient intake a much more pleasant experience. Here’s some ideas:
1. Spirulina Avocado Smoothie
This is a super nutritions green smoothie which is nice and creamy. Just place the following ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth:
- 1/2 banana
- Flesh of 1 small avocado
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1.5 cups of water (or coconut water if you wish)
2. Spirulina Papaya Smoothie
This Spirulina smoothie is very easy and tastes wonderfully refreshing.
- 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
- 1 papaya (skin removed)
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3. Spirulina Banana Smoothie
You can also add spirulina to a classic banana smoothie. This recipe serves 2. Blend the following ingredients:
- 2 roughly chopped bananas
- 3 – 4 tablespoons Spirulina powder
- 2 cups soy milk (or rice or almond milk if you prefer)
- 1/2 cup low fat natural yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4. Spirulina Orange Smoothie
This one works well as a breakfast smoothie. Just blend the following till smooth.
- 1 cup plain natural yogurt
- 1- 2 tablespoons Spirulina powder
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 mixed berries (eg. strawberries & blueberries)
We hope you enjoy any or all 4 Spirulina Based Healthy Smoothie Recipes, please let us know what you think below:
Spirulina is a highly nutritious micro saltwater plant (also found in freshwater lakes) which was discovered in African and South American alkaline lakes. It’s an algae which is incredibly rich in vegetable protein; about 3 times higher than beef.
It contains a large amount of multi vitamins, beta carotene and a huge range of minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and with over 100 nutrients it’s no wonder that spirulina is often referred to as Nature’s Superfood. However, having said that, the main thing is to have a balanced diet instead of purely relying on super foods. So if your diet includes a lot of processed foods, spirulina is most properly not going to make much of a difference.
Spirulina comes in tablet forms and powdered versions (some mixed with wheat grass and barley) which can be mixed in a glass of water or added to a fresh healthy smoothie.
Reference: Dr Mercola
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