This is my Go-To Spirulina Smoothie. It's an easy everyday vegan smoothie for glowing skin. Made with the highest quality of plant-powered protein, spirulina. A sweet smoothie with bananas and wild blueberries. You'll have breakfast fast with just a few simple ingredients.
I prefer this smoothie after a workout for muscle recovery. If you're looking for more high-protein smoothie recipes, check out my Vegan High Protein Smoothie or Cherry & Pitaya Chocolate Smoothie - both delicious and packed with plant protein.
What is spirulina good for?
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in warm alkaline fresh lakes worldwide. The Aztecs used spirulina as an endurance booster due to its high nutrient content. It's very popular with vegans due to being high in b vitamins, beta-carotene, and protein.
There are 2 grams of protein in just 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder. Making it a 'superfood' and known as one of the most nutritious and concentrated whole foods in the plant kingdom.
You might notice a boost in energy levels, clarity, and motivation after drinking this Go-To Spirulina Smoothie. Due to the protein content, I enjoy it as a post-workout smoothie, and it satiates me until I can make a complete meal.
I think this is a perfect smoothie to consume year-round but especially great during cold and flu season for bolstering your immune system.
This smoothie is a great way to get in essential amino acids, anti-inflammatory properties, and complete protein, and is a good source of vitamin C.
Also worth mentioning, spirulina is known to remove toxic heavy metals.
Tips for success
If you've tried spirulina, you're aware of its healthy taste and tropical flavor. It's definitely medicine! Thank goodness you only need a little bit, Spirulina it was conveniently created to be delivered in a small package.
This recipe only calls for using one teaspoon and the algae flavor is hidden behind the overwhelming sweetness of wild blueberries and frozen bananas. It's important not to skip either of these ingredients. Blueberries may be substituted for any other berry but bananas are required.
If you find the spirulina is still too overwhelming, start with a smaller dose - ½ teaspoon should do. You can also use coconut milk or instead of filtered water to bring in a creamy coconut flavor and healthy fats.
Spirulina can be found at health food stores or online; my preferred brand is Terrasoul.
🫐Tahini (good quality tahini is runny, this is what you want)
Thicken any smoothie by adding 2-3 ice cubes while blending. Top with fresh fruits to enjoy as a spirulina smoothie bowl!
If you're looking to build muscle strength, strengthen your immune system, or find a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits of spirulina, try this green spirulina smoothie! Made my Go-To Spirulina Smoothie and want to share? I'd love a good rating or comment to hear how it went!
Go-To Spirulina Smoothie
- 1 blender
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 2 cups frozen or fresh spinach
- 2 bananas frozen or fresh
- 3 Medjool dates pitted
- 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½-1 cup filtered water or non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- Blend all ingredients, except the toppings, in a blender until smooth. Add ½ cup of water or milk at first. Add more to reach desired consistency.
- Since there is not a lot of frozen fruit, especially if you're not using frozen bananas, you can add ice cubes to thicken the smoothie.