Smoothies are a great way to sneak superfoods into your diet. There are so many to choose from, all offering their own benefits and “super” qualities. One of my favorites is spirulina, a blue green algae that adds a strong green color, and an awesome protein punch!
Spirulina is 55-70% protein by weight, making it the highest form of plant protein available. It is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids, so it is a great substitute for those staying away from animal sources of protein. This super green superfood is rich in B vitamins and gammalinolenic acid (GLA), which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. When you include spirulina into your diet, whether it be in your smoothie or otherwise, it provides you with all of this goodness PLUS it promotes immune health and works to protect your body from environmental stress. Are you ready to dive in and give it a try??
You will need:
1 cup almond milk (or nut-milk of your choice)
1-2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 green apple, diced
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen pineapple
2 teaspoons spirulina
½ cup water
Simply place all of these goodies into your favorite blender and watch the green magic appear as you blend, blend, blend.