Super Green Spirulina Smoothie (5 Ingredients!)
The summer is fast approaching, and I am craving green, new things like this green spirulina shake.
What makes it so green? Let’s find out. Let’s find out.
This is the easiest smoothie you can make: Five ingredients, five minutes, and one blender.
Coconut milk, frozen bananas, and cucumber are the base. (We learned about cucumbers’ health benefits in my cucumber smoothie). Hemp seed is an option for adding healthy fats and proteins. Spirulina is the last ingredient, but certainly not least.
You guys said yes when I asked on Twitter whether you would like spirulina recipes. I have included information on how to use and where to purchase spirulina in the notes.
Spirulina, a blue-green alga, is rich in minerals and B vitamins, including iodine and beta-carotene. It also contains antioxidants and iron. The blue-green algae are 60% protein. It contains all essential amino acids and is a complete protein. One Tablespoon has 4 g of protein.
What’s all the fuss about? Spirulina contains a high concentration of vitamins and minerals and detoxifies the body. This is why many people consider it a “superfood.” It’s a great addition to my smoothies. I love the neutral flavor and intense color. This is an excellent alternative to adding kale.
What is the taste? It tastes like seaweed when eaten directly. When added to smoothies and desserts, the taste is not detectable. Huzzah!
This plant-based smoothie is the perfect breakfast or snack. Add more hemp or chia seeds to your smoothie, or use your favorite vegan powder protein. Remember the toppings! I chose blueberries, hemp seeds, and Granola, inspired by my @shutthekaleup girl! ).
Check out these other smoothies that spirulina pairs well with Hide your Kale Smoothie 5-Ingredient Cleanse Smoothie, Ginger Colada Smoothie, and Creamy Cucumber Pineapple Smoothie.
Let us know if you try it! Please leave a comment and rate the recipe. Also, don’t hesitate to tag your photo #minimalistbaker so we can see it. Cheers, friends!
The original recipe calls for 1 cup of bananas (which is a medium-ripe banana that has been frozen and peeled)
Half a cup of sliced cucumbers (organic if possible // skin on).
Use 3/4 to 1 cup Light Coconut Milk or other non-dairy liquid (less for thicker smoothies, more for thin smoothies)
You can use chopped spinach or kale, but I prefer organic spinach.
1 tbsp powder spirulina*
You can also use chia seeds, vegan powder protein, or hemp seeds.
Optional FOR SERVING
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (organic if possible)
1/4 cup Granola (store-bought or homemade*).
Add frozen bananas, cucumbers, coconut milk, and hemp seeds (optional) to a Blender*. Blend until smooth and creamy, using a smoothie wand or scraping the sides as necessary.
If it is too thick, add more water or coconut milk. If the mixture is too thin, add more banana or ice to thicken it. Add more bananas to increase sweetness, cucumber to add freshness, or greens for color. Note about spirulina: brands and how much to use.
Serve immediately, as is, in my favorite: top with more hemp seeds, blueberries, Granola, and Granola. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to two days or frozen for one week. To enjoy frozen food, let it thaw.
I use the Now Organic Spirulina Powder It is also available online. I’ve heard great things about This brand You can also find out more about the following: This brand .
When adding spirulina, I add 1 tsp to my smoothies and then increase it as needed. This is what I can tolerate without tasting. It can taste like seaweed if you don’t.
Granola recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola , Banana Bread Granola , Simple Quinoa Granola Nut ‘n’ Honey Granola The one I used In photos).
Find my Blender review here .
The same amount of spirulina can be added to my smoothie. Ginger Colada Smoothie !