Green Spirulina smoothie is prepared with a powder of dried spirulina algae.
Spirulina is a super food and tastes a bit like bubble gum but it's green.
I combine Spirulina with Banana because, well that's what people used to request for the most when I used to prepare Spirulina Smoothies in our former Cafe.
Spirulina is for you if you love to try new things and you are looking to add dietary nutritional value to your breakfast morning food routine.
Some years ago, I met a man called Hendrik who was living in Auroville, Pondicherry India.
I think so he was Danish.
He had come for a coffee in our restaurant in Goa, carrying a bag of products.
I couldn't have been less bothered, those bags were no bombs.
He was obviously promoting something or he wouldn't have tried to start a chat with us, explaining something about Spirulina powder and that he was the one who started to grow and harvest Spirulina in Auroville, India.
He showed and explained and it started to dawn to me that I had read in the past about mysterious algae called Spirulina.
What exactly is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue-green alga which grows naturally in mineral-rich lakes around the globe.
It is one of the oldest inhabitants on earth, appearing first more than 3.6 billion years ago.
Our ancients new back then its nourishing properties and so it was cultivated in Africa, America and the middle east.
Spirulina was rediscovered in the 1960 and has been since that intensely tested.
So, what they discovered was that it was found to have the most powerful, best composed and concentrated source of nutrition available on earth.
Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Omega Fatty Acids, and Chlorophyll are some of the nutritional components which occur in concentrated amounts in the plant.
The NASA and the European Space Agency use nowadays Spirulina as a space food and the FAO proclaimed Spirulina as "The Best Food of Tomorrow".
The WHO recommends Spirulina as safe and nutritious for children.
Report about Spirulina in clinical practice by the US National Library of Medicine.
Benefits of drinking Spirulina Smoothie
Spirulina cleanses the body, improves digestion, reduces fatigue, builds stamina, boosts the Immune System, powers up energy levels, controls appetite, maintains heart, liver and kidney health, reduces inflammation and aids allergy sufferers.
So many benefits,... what is holding you back trying natures goodness?
What type of Spirulina should you get?
Always buy sundried organic Spirulina, to prevent taking in toxins and heavy metals.
The algae are mostly sold as a green loose powder, I got mine in capsules.
Hence, you can easily add the powder to your daily dishes, as long as it is not cooked food because heat destroys the nutrients.
It is even recommended to have it in water with lemon juice since Spirulina doesn't contain Vitamin C, which helps in absorbing the nutrient.
I prefer and enjoy my spirulina smoothie, its refreshing, slightly giving a bubblegum flavor and its deliciously unique.
You can turn your spirulina into a spirulina smoothie bowl too and add Chia seeds, dried berries, sliced almonds and similar.
Therefore, If you are looking for something new and nutritious then you can stop searching here because there is nothing better then that for your health!
More Health Beverages:
- Wheatgrass Juice
- Strawberry Banana no-yogurt Smoothie
- Pomelo Fruit Smoothie
- Carrot Ginger Apple Juice
- Guanabana Fruit Juice
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- Add Spirulina powder, banana, milk and some crushed ice to a powerful blender jar.
- Mix smooth.
- Enjoy cold.