7 Spirulina Smoothie Recipes Chock Full of Health Benefits

Here’s how it goes: you hear about the awesome benefits of spirulina, get yourself a big ole’ bag of spirulina powder and then realize that this cyanobacteria is not the yummiest thing you’ve ever tasted.

In fact, it might just be one of the worst.

Mixed into orange juice or plain H2O, it has both the consistency and the taste of well, pond scum.

So how do you get this spirulina powder inside of you so you can actually start experiencing its benefits?

Introducing…the spirulina smoothie. Here’s a roundup of deliciously beneficial spirulina smoothie recipes to trick your tastebuds into loving this stuff. As they say, a spoonful of (fruit) sugar helps the medicine go down 🙂

The best part? These spirulina smoothie recipes are full of other superfood ingredients, too – ones that’ll help with everything from hormone balance to detox!

1. Kiwi Spirulina Detox Smoothie

Wow your senses and upgrade the detox experience with a kiwi spirulina detox smoothie.

delicious spirulina smoothie recipes

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What you need:

  • 2 kiwi (peel on or off)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple or half banana
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • A handful of spinach or other leafy green
  • 1/2 lemon or lime, peeled
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder *optional
  • 1 cup water, coconut water or nut milk

Directions:
Add your ingredients together and blend until smooth. If you have a lower powered blender, try blending your powders and liquids first, and then add your solid ingredients.

Read more: http://www.youngandraw.com/kiwi-spirulina-detox-smoothie/

The cleansing, nourishing and ultimately healing properties of this smoothie are also designed to gently cool your system and leave you feeling refreshed and inspired to take on your day!

2. The Pituitary Relief Green Smoothie

Are you struggling with hormone imbalance? Before adjusting your hormone imbalances with pills, make sure you’ve tried everything natural like this super-powerful smoothie, packed with plenty of the best hormone-balancing ingredients – fibers, healthy fats, and of course, superfoods.

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What you need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp raw Spirulina
  • 2 tsp raw Maca powder
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen

Directions:

1. Put water, sesame seeds and hulled hemp in the blender, and process on high speed for one minute, to obtain raw milk.

2. Add spirulina, maca, chia, coconut oil and banana, and process on medium speed for one more minute, to incorporate.

3. Drink on an empty stomach.

Notes: Add fresh or frozen fruits like raspberries, kiwi or blueberries to enrich the smoothie with antioxidants.

Read more: http://www.theawesomegreen.com/5-natural-ways-to-balance-your-hormones-plus-a-green-smoothie/

3. Lazy Summer Smoothie

Simple, delicious and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. This smoothie is tasty and yet still loaded with minerals!

Image Source: Linda Wagner

What you need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1.5 cups of frozen fruit – I used a tropical mix of mango, strawberry, papaya, and pineapple
  • 1 large handful baby spinach
  • 2 tsps Spirulina
  • 1 tsp Acai Powder
  • 1-2 dropperfuls NuNaturals Alcohol Free Stevia to taste
  • 1 cup water or almond milk (adjust amount as needed for desired consistency)

Directions:

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. After blending, garnished with some Goji Berries which add a nice texture and make it look pretty!!

Read more: http://lindawagner.net/blog/2012/03/green-smoothie-recipe

4. Creamy Strawberry Spirulina Shake

Its almost like one of those creamy Starbuck frappas – but you know, healthy and low in sugar.

a spirulina smoothie recipe

 

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What you need:

  • 2 TB heavy cream
  • 1/4 c. yogurt, full fat
  • 8 drops vanilla stevia
  • 2 packs Truvia (optional, really – tastes great without it)
  • 1/2 c. green tea
  • 2/3 c. almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp. spirulina
  • 1/2-3/4c. strawberries, organic
  • 8 ice cubes

Directions:

Blend until smooth and creamy. And yes, those fats in there are GOOD FOR YOU and they are NOT FATTENING.

Fit tip: Just keep away from carbs for 2-3 hours if you have a high fat meal and those fats will keep you slim, not make you fat! I’ve eaten more fat than I ever have in my life and I’m losing weight, not gaining. Don’t be afraid of a little fat!

5. Green Goddess Smoothie

Here’s a sneaky way to pack in tons of nature’s goodness!

spirulina smoothie recipes full of health benefits

 

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What you need:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1-2 Apples (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1-2 handfuls of kale
  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

Directions:

Start by putting the cucumber & Apple through a juicer. Then add the juice to the blender with all of the other ingredients. Blend until smooth!

Always on the go? This green smoothie is also just the most fantastic way of getting your greens in early on.

6. Bikini Ready Green Detox Smoothie

This tummy-friendly green detox smoothie tastes more fruity and pineappl-ey than veggie like!

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What you need:

  • 1.5 cups kale, de-stemmed (or spinach, chard etc.)
  • 1/2 english cucumber, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small lemon, peel removed
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon spirulina powder (depending on preference)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup cold, filtered water
  • handful of ice (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.

Optional:
Sometimes I add a small knob of fresh ginger for a digestive aid and extra zing!

How do you get bikini ready? Keeping our digestion and elimination in check is so important for a flat tummy that feels balanced rather than a heavy tummy that’s weighing you down. Elimination is our body’s way of ridding all the toxins, pollutants, chemicals and junk that we consume daily. Drinking a bikini ready Green Detox Smoothie will make you feel good and help you get started but keep in mind that it’s more about the entire lifestyle and what you do on a daily basis that will help you achieve that bikini body all year long.

7. Extra-Thick Mint Chip Superfood Smoothie

This summer, chill out with this thick, creamy, minty, and chocolaty smoothie in your hands. This mint chip smoothie gets its emerald hue from the amazing spirulina.

Image Source: Blissful Basil

What you need:

  • 2-3 frozen bananas
  • 1-2 tablespoons hemp milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 2 drops peppermint oil*
  • 1½ tablespoons dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs, divided

Directions:

1. Add the frozen bananas, hemp seeds, and hemp milk to a food processor. Process until smooth.

2. Add in the spirulina and peppermint oil and process another 15 seconds.

3. Add in 1 tbsp chocolate chips or cocoa nibs and pulse to chop.

4. Scoop the smoothie into a glass and top with the additional chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.

Superfood fact: Spirulina has high levels of chlorophyll that aids in detoxification and boost immunity.

About the Author Jessica

After growing up a perpetually pudgy kid, Jessica discovered real food – and her waistline shortly afterward. When she’s not crafting concoctions in the kitchen, she spends her free time writing about food, making her own deodorant, watching sci-fi, doing headstands, and looking for gluten free food that doesn’t suck.

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