Spirulina - Smoothie Ingredient

Spirulina

Similarly to Chlorella, Spirulina is a blue green algae that thrives well in warm and alkaline fresh waters. Spirulina is neither a new nor is it a trendy supplement that is yet to fade soon in its popularity. Spirulina dates back to the 16th century, where Aztecs regularly consumed it as their source of food. Spirulina is best known for its detoxifying and provision of high quality plant based source of protein.

Spirulina greatly gives a tasteful roasted and nutty sea-hint reminiscent taste when added to smoothies, juices and various culinary dishes. Spirulina is a great vegetarian source of protein. Very few vegetarian people think of spirulina as a vegan source. They often consider sources of plant based protein to be seeds, nuts, soy, peas and beans, however we are going to highlight some of our favorite recipes of spirulina. Depending on its variety, Spirulina is chiefly a complete protein (it contains 65 to 70% of all the essential amino acids).The abundance of protein in spirulina is incredible in comparison to other protein source such as lentils (25%) and beef (22 % ).

Always flavor your smoothies with ground vanilla bean, cinnamon, raw honey, nutmeg, cloves, almond butter, cayenne pepper, ginger or just about any seeds or chopped nuts combination. The secret behind blending the perfect spirulina smoothie is using sweet fruits or nuts or seeds to give your drink a unique taste.


Green Fiend Superfood Smoothie

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Organic wheatgrass powder does not only add taste to your smoothie, but it also makes the mixture more consistent. Moreover, it is also packed with the wealth of antioxidants, vitamins, anti-inflammatory agents, minerals and alkalizing chlorophyll.

Therefore, this smoothie boosts your cellular function, nourishes the immune system of your body, and it also plays a pivotal role in neutralizing the acids in your body while purifying the blood.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice (fresh)
  • A green tea bad
  • A banana (medium)
  • Wheatgrass powder (2 teaspoons)
  • A cup of boiled water
  • A tablespoon of hemp protein powder
  • Baby spinach (a cup of 44g)
  • Half a cup apple juice (unfiltered)
  • Sea salt (optional, just a pinch of it)
  • Half a teaspoon probiotic powder (again, it is optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of chia seed powder
  • Pineapple (frozen, 2 cups)

Directions

  • Immerse the teabag in boiling water and leave it for about a minute
  • Allow the mixture to cool
  • Now toss in the entire list of ingredients together with the tea bag into a blender
  • Keep it on ‘high’ setting and blast for roughly 45 seconds; make sure that the mixture is smooth

Orange Wheatgrass Smoothie

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This smoothie is rich in folate, vitamin C, manganese and vitamin A.

A major chunk of credit goes to organic wheat powder that brings all these nutritional benefits to this great drink and makes the overall consistency creamy as well.

Well, since organic wheat grass offers a strong green flavor, orange and banana are also there in the recipe to neutralize the strong taste while offering a multitude of health benefits.

It hardly takes 5-7 minutes to prepare so you can prepare this smoothie pretty easily and quickly on daily basis.

 

Serves: 1-2 people

Ingredients

  • Half a cup ice
  • Half a cup milk sub
  • 2 tangerines or an orange
  • One-fourth of a teaspoon wheatgrass powder
  • One-fourth of a cup coconut water, or plain water
  • Frozen banana (half)

Directions

  • Toss the list of ingredients in your blender and blast it on ‘high’ setting until the consistency is thick and smooth
  • If you are using Blendtec, just hit the ‘whole juice’ setting or just blend it on medium-high speed for roughly a minute
  • If you are using Vitamix, then it is suggested to start at speed 1. Now turn it on and gradually increase it to variable speed 10. Keep blending until the mixture is consistent.

MANGO AND WATERMELON LASSI

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Lassi is an Indian yoghurt, which has richly unique taste due to its great match for spicy ingredients and foods.

SERVES 2

2 tablespoon of maca powder

1 cup of chopped and seeded watermelon

½ cup purified water or even plain unsweetened almond milk

2 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped

1 cup of plain yogurt

1 tablespoon or honey

Pinch of ground cumin, cayenne or cardamom

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients on high until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve


MACA’S GREEN SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

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This superfood cleansing smoothie makes a super satisfying snack. The apple juice gives it just the right amount of sweetness, while the ginger and lemon provides a savory kick for a perfect meal replacement.

SERVES 2

¾ cup 100% pure apple juice

1 tablespoon maca powder

1 cup of fresh baby spinach

1 cup seedless watermelon or grapefruits

½ cup chopped and peeled cucumber

1 tablespoon spirulina or chlorella

¼ avocado

Fresh mint leaves for taste

1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger

Instructions

Blend and puree until smooth all the ingredients in a blender. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!


MACA-CHIA LEMONADE

lemon-chiaMaca, chia, and lemon is a classic cleanse recipe since they all encourage the body to engage in its natural cleaning process, releasing and flushing out toxins and restoring balance. The syrup brings taste to the lemonade.

SERVES 1

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon maca powder

1 cup purified water

3 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

In a small bowl whisk together the chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water. Let it stand for about 20 minutes, it will make 2 tablespoons of thick chia gel.

In a large bowl, stir in the chia gel, and the remaining ingredients. Add ice, if desired, and serve.


EXTREME MACA SMOOTHIE

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This is great smoothie that is full of nutrients, mainly for energy boost

INGREDIENTS

4 cups of milk

1 scoop whey protein

1 tablespoon Wheatgrass powder

1 handful blueberries

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 tbsp. Maca powder

2 tbsp. raw honey

Blend all the ingredients and serve!


MACA NOON VITALITY CHARGER

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This nourishing blueberry-maca -ginger drink is perfect for a pre-workout or post-workout when you might be feeling a little sluggish. It’s loaded with antioxidants.

Makes 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

1 cup blueberries

½ cup water

2 tablespoon maca powder

1 tablespoon Spirulina powder

2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice to taste

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Pinch of cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

In a blender, purée all the ingredients until very smooth and only tiny flecks of blueberry skin remain.

Drink immediately.

Per serving: 230 calories, 3.1 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 41 g total carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber, 22 g sugars, 22 g protein.


MACA MORNING VITALITY CHARGER

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Enjoy this nourishing smoothie-style cleanse first thing in the morning and it will give you a true boost of energy without caffeine. It’s loaded with health-promoting plant nutrients and has a significant amount of fiber.

Preferably use organic ingredients.

Makes 2½ cups

INGREDIENTS

1 medium mango, peeled, chopped, and frozen, or 1 cup frozen mango cubes

1 cup cucumber, peeled, and chopped

2 tablespoon Maca Powder

½ cup 100% pure organic apple juice

½ packed cup fresh baby spinach (about 1 handful)

2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice to taste

In a blender, purée all the ingredients until very smooth. Drink immediately.

Per serving: 210 calories, 4 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans-fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 41 g total carbohydrate, 7 g dietary fiber, 32 g sugars, 4 g protein.

*For a lower-calorie option and fewer sugar grams, replace the ½ cup apple juice with ½ cup cold filtered water, 2 packets organic chia seeds or spirulina, and an extra 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Per serving: 150 calories, 3 g total fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans-fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 31 g total carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber, 21 g sugars, 33 g protein.


ALMOND MILK SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of Almond

½ cup of frozen blueberries

1 medium size banana

1 scoop of whey protein powder

1 tablespoon chlorella or Spirulina powder supplement

1 heaping teaspoon of Maca powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth!