As the temperatures start to rise, this spirulina smoothie will slowly make its way back into my weekly rotation.
There are few things that satisfy my hunger and cravings in the spring-time like a good fruit and veggies based smoothie, and this one might just take the number one spot.
This spirulina smoothie is packed with vegetables, fruit, and superfoods to help nourish your body, not to mention the fact that it is absolutely delicious and only takes 6 simple ingredients.
Super Simple Spirulina Smoothie
The perfect smoothie for spring-time.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
Top with yogurt and granola of choice. I added coconut yogurt. Enjoy!
It includes a few superfoods, like spirulina that are so good for your body. Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked to incorporate nutrient-dense superfoods like spirulina to add an extra level to my smoothies.
Compounds like spirulina have been really effective in helping my immune system, and getting it to a place of health. If you struggle with autoimmune problems, or just immunity problems in general, I’d advice that you add some spirulina to your smoothies, or recipes in order to get in some of its great benefits.
Benefits of spirulina:
1. It’s nutrient dense!
It is a complete source of high-quality protein and has the same amount of protein in 1 gram as a whole egg. Spirulina is a rich source of iron, vitamin B1, iron, calcium, and contains other essential nutrients like magnesium as well.
2. Contains Omega 3’s
Spirulina is made from 65% protein and amino acids, which includes the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA). This fatty acid aid your inflammatory system, and is not common to find in foods.
Not only does spirulina contain GLA’s, but it is full of Omega 3-,6 and 9s and has high levels of Omega-3s.
3. Packed with Antioxidants
Antioxidants play an important role in protecting the cells in our body from getting damaged. While berries get a notorious rep for being antioxidant dense, spirulina contains phycocyanin, which is a potent anti-inflammatory.
I’ve taken spirulina as a superfood supplement for years. It’s helped me get back my health, as well as stay as a constant anti-inflammatory. It’s easy to toss in a smoothie, or even make some bars with.
P.S. If you enjoyed this smoothie, make sure to check out one of my favorite smoothie toppings, my chocolate sea-salt granola.
**This post is brought to you by Bare Organics. Even though it is sponsored by Bare Organics Superfood, all content, opinions, and words are my own. I just want to say a quick thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to create and share these fun and creative recipes with you!