Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie

This was an unexpected recipe.

I made this Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie earlier this week with no intention of taking pictures. When I blended the ingredients (without measuring the ingredients of course), I discovered this beautiful mermaid color! I knew I had to share it with you guys!  

The only problem, like I said, is that I didn’t measure the ingredients… I did try to recreate the recipe as much as I could and I think I came up with a similar result after two tries! I just had to find the right proportion of frozen bananas, kale, blueberries, milk and spirulina. 

What is spirulina? It’s a blue-green algae powder that’s high in protein, iron and other nutrients. Although it’s promoted for many health benefits (don’t trust everything you read on the internet!), I simply love to use it for it’s beautiful color. You can’t taste it in this smoothie, but if you aren’t used to spirulina, you might find that it has a bit of an aftertaste. I suggest that you start with a smaller amount of spirulina, about half a teaspoon, and gradually increase the quantity. Some people drink it as a shot mixed with water, but I don’t see myself trying that anytime soon! Hah!

Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie - Unsweetened Caroline

Don’t you just love the color?! I hope you’ll enjoy this smoothie as much as we do. 🙂

Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie
Serves 1
A simple combination of kale, blueberries and spirulina gives this smoothie a glowing blue-green color! This healthy refreshing drink requires only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 frozen banana
  2. 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  3. 1 cup kale
  4. 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk of choice)
  5. 1 teaspoon spirulina
Instructions
  1. Slice a banana and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Freeze overnight or for at least 12-18 hours.
  2. When the banana is ready, add all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
Notes
  1. Spirulina has a particular taste. I didn't add a lot in this smoothie, so you shouldn't taste it, but if you're not used to spirulina, you can start with half a teaspoon and increase gradually.
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Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie - Unsweetened Caroline

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