This is one of my favorite green smoothies! It is incredibly easy to make using delicious fruit, nut milk, and organic spirulina powder.
What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a member of the blue-green algae family and is known for its “superfood” qualities. It has a bunch of proven health benefits and can be a wonderful supplement to your daily diet.
It is probably most known for its beautiful pop of color. Depending on the variety you choose, blue spirulina and green spirulina respectively, have a rich blue or green hue that creates the prettiest dishes with its natural coloring.
I like to add a scoop to my recipes and make spirulina smoothies, oatmeal or chia seed pudding. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can use it in baking and cooking as well, and make beautiful pancakes, cakes, cookies, and more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different types of spirulina? Yes, there are several different variations of spirulina, the most common being blue spirulina and green spirulina.
What does it taste like? If you use a lot of spirulina powder, it can have a bit of an “ocean-like” taste. I use about ½ tsp so I get a great pop of color and very little, if any taste from it.
Where can I buy spirulina? You can usually find spirulina powder in most health food stores. You can also find it online.
This is one of my favorite lazy vegan recipes. It is so quick and easy to make, it's perfect for beginners in the kitchen or a quick and easy meal.
If you're looking for more vegan food inspiration, check out these recipes as well:
- High speed blender
- 1 Banana frozen
- 1 cup Baby Spinach
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- ½ cup Pineapple frozen
- ½ cup Mango frozen
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp Spirulina Powder
- Start by blending the almond milk and baby spinach together until you no longer have chunks of spinach.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
- Garnish with optional toppings such as fruit, granola, coconut, or hemp seeds.
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