Spirulina Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Spirulina is a blue-green algae grown in fresh water around the world, usually cultivated under an abundance of sunlight. It is known for its high plant-based protein content, offering ALL of the essential amino acids. 3 tablespoons of spirulina is equivalent to the protein content of 2 eggs! It contains a high amount of vitamins and minerals, as well as essential fatty acids such as gamma linoleic acid. It binds itself to toxins in the body to help with detoxification and some smaller studies have shown that it boosts and supports the immune system.
Mind the ocean-like flavour, spirulina is a go-to in our house for that afternoon pick me up, supplying some good energy and optimal nourishment. Pair it with antioxidant-packed blueberries and some healthy fats from nuts and seeds for a smoothie that packs a punch!
Spirulina Blueberry Smoothie
Makes: 2.5 cups (1 serving)
- 2 tsp Organika Spirulina powder
- 1 cup frozen blueberries*
- 1 frozen banana*
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- ¾ tsp sea salt
- 1 cup plant-based milk of choice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)
- ½ - 1 tbsp ground flax
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
*If you don’t have frozen, no sweat! Add a few ice cubes to your blender.
Optional: 1 scoop vegan protein powder
- Place all ingredients together into a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass to enjoy!