A beautiful glowing green spirulina smoothie. This drink gets its glowing blue-green color from a simple combination of kale, blueberries and spirulina. All you need is 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!
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 here.
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 a few tries.
What you need: frozen bananas, kale, blueberries, soy milk, spirulina.
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue-green algae powder that’s often considered a superfood (a word that I avoid using) due to it’s nutrient content and supposed health benefits. While we can’t trust everything that we read on the internet, we do know that spirulina is rich in nutrients. It’s a source of antioxidants and is said to have inflammation-fighting properties.
How to Use Spirulina:
The easiest (and tastiest) way to use spirulina is to add it to smoothies. If you aren’t used to spirulina, you might find that it has a bit of an aftertaste. For this reason, it’s best to start with a smaller amount, about half a teaspoon, and gradually increase the quantity. In this recipe, we’re using 1 teaspoon to get the beautiful blue-green color, so you shouldn’t get a strong spirulina flavor from this smoothie.
Some people also drink spirulina as a shot mixed with water, but I don’t see myself trying that anytime soon!
That being said, I hope you’ll love this smoothie and its beautiful color as much as I do!
More Smoothie Recipes You Might Like:
- Green Avocado Lime Smoothie
- Simple Strawberry, Banana and Orange Smoothie
- Pink Berry Lime Smoothie
- Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie
- My Favorite Protein Green Smoothie
Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1/4 cup blueberries, frozen
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
- Slice a banana and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Freeze overnight or for at least 12-18 hours.
- When the banana is ready, add all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
If you make this glowing green spirulina smoothie, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!