As you can see from this post and the last, I’ve recently invested in some Matcha and Spirulina. I also bought Hemp Seeds as well. I went on a health food spree when I found out I could exchange my American Express points for cash on Amazon. It’s a pretty sweet new feature. This morning I put the Spirulina and Hemp Seeds to work in this lovely smoothie, modified from Annaliia’s Organic Kitchen. This blogger gives a great overview of the many benefits of Spirulina:
- Excellent source of vitamins and minerals including iron, B12 and iodine
- Needed for liver rejuvenation and detoxing
- Helps to remove heavy metals from the body
- Protective against radiation
- Helps builds new blood
- Inhibits the growth of fungi, bacteria, and yeast
- Boosts immune function
- Contains more chlorophyll than any other foods
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Promotes growth and repair of tissues, including nerve tissues
- High in GLA fatty acids, good for hormonal balance and cardiovascular function
- Contains predigested protein, which your body is able to easily utilize
- Helps relieve symptoms of hypoglycemia and improves blood sugar balance
- Helpful for allergies and allergic reactions
- Helps fight fatigue
Sweet Spirulina Smoothie
OPTIONAL: 4-5 fresh mint leaves
- Put all ingredients in food processor or blender.
- Blend on high for 3-5 minutes
I left out the mint and honey for this recipe. The banana and pineapple sweeten it a lot, but next time I think I’d add at least a little honey since my cashew milk is unsweetened. A word of caution–this smoothie is a little gritty from the chia seeds and hemp seeds, but it’s super delicious and healthy.
Keith had it with his morning coffee and said it was good. So I’m not crazy for loving this new smoothie recipe.
I hope you love it too!