This spirulina smoothie is a trick I have for getting back on track after a day of over-indulging. Today, we are craving something extra healthy since we’ve just indulged to the max with holiday treats. Cookies, cakes, salty ham, and all the other rich foods we’ve been eating this week have taken their toll!
Smoothies are not something I make a lot, but they really do help get in nutrients and de-bloating agents when you would otherwise just stay uncomfortable. I don’t normally go for trends like detoxing, but there is nothing wrong with adding nutrients when you feel blah. I love spirulina for its immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has tons of B vitamins and some protein. Read more about it here.
What else is in this?
This smoothie has full fat Bulgarian yogurt for probiotics, but any full-fat, plain yogurt will do. Additionally, there is also grass-fed vanilla protein powder, bananas, and mangos (though any other frozen fruit will do if you can’t get your hands on mangos). And the ninja did not disappoint … this blended in about 30 seconds!
Any high-speed blender will work for this, or even a handheld immersion blender in a pinch.
If you’d like, you can also switch out the flavors of protein, or drop the protein altogether and add flavorless collagen instead. Additionally, the coconut milk can even be switched out for almond, oat or flax milk. Smoothies are very versatile and can be mixed and matched to your liking. However, in this one, the spirulina is really the star of this show.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.