SPIRULINA BLUEBERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE
WHAT IS SPIRULINA? Spirulina, produced from a kind of algae, has been a superfood for centuries and was known to the Aztecs long before the Spaniards invaded Mexico. It boasts a surprisingly dense list of nutrients. It's one of the best non-animal based sources of protein, making it a good nutritional boost for vegans and others who want to add more plant-based foods to their diet. It's also quite a rich source of beta-carotene, various minerals and gamma linolenic acid, a fatty acid essential to health. It is said to be one of the most effective anti-oxidants and helps our joints stay agile and healthy.
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 4 large ice cubes
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup oat or almond milk
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- 1 tsp raw Greek honey to taste (optional)
In a blender, blend together the banana, ice cubes, blueberries, milk, and liquid until smooth. Add spinach and blend again until completely smooth and creamy.
If adding honey, add now and blend to incorporate. Serve promptly.