Blue Lagoon Spirulina Smoothie

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Blue Lagoon Spirulina Smoothie

This Blue Spirulina Smoothie is a creamy and smooth anti-oxidant smoothie with a vibrant blue lagoon color. It features spirulina, an incredible skin superfood that has amazing properties that reduce inflammation in the skin and neutralize free radicals that cause premature signs of aging.
I love making healthy smoothies, it’s a great way of loading with super healthy ingredients full of benefits while enjoying a refreshing drink.
Now lets look more at the blue colour.
Blue Spirulina powder has been added to give a pretty vibrant blue effect.
Blue Spirulina, a well-known antioxidant superfood, is the magic ingredient that makes any food look Instagramable (#trendy). This intense deep blue pigment is known asphycocyanin and is extracted from spirulina (blue-green algae).
It is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, iron, carotenoids and antioxidants and helps protect cells from damage. It is freeze dried to preserve its natural colour and nutrients.
You can get creative and add this beautiful nature product to literally anything for a heavenly nutritional boost and some epic blue instaworthy pictures!
You can add it to water, juices, smoothies, breakfast food, baked food, sweets, yoghurts, cereals or any other foods. For light blue shades, use just a pinch and for a more brilliant blue, use up to the full teaspoon or more.
Its known to have high nutritional value and boosts the immune system, increases metabolism and improves digestion! Contains an abundance of B vitamins which can enhance energy levels.
Who knew algae could be so wonderful?
If you have little ones following in your dietary footsteps, this is a surefire way to make sure they aren’t missing out on popular cool treats. I truly believe when improving diets we shouldn’t have to turn our backs on the foods that make us happy, simply adapt them!
This stunning looking, healthy smoothie is creamy and decadent bursting with flavor and full of healthy fats. It sure is a good way of incorporating more good stuff into your diet.
Just oh so healthy and rejuvenating!
 
 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword blue lagoon spirulina smoothie, blue spirulina smoothie, clean eating breakfast, clean eating dessert or snack, super healthy smoothie
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana, sliced, frozen
  • 1/2 cup mango or pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
  • 1-2 frozen coconut cubes – recipe link below in notes
  • Optional super boosts: bee pollen, chia seeds, hemp seeds, vanilla or plain protein powder, collagen peptides, ashwagandha, probiotic powder  

Instructions

  • Place the ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.
    Blend starting on low speed and increasing to high for 30-60 seconds or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    Add your favourite toppings and serve immediately!

Notes

Frozen Coconut Cubes
Coconut cubes are a great way to add healthy fats to any smoothie. They are easy to make and toss in the freezer to have on hand any time.
Try some frozen coconut cubes in your next smoothie for the ultimate healthy fat boost. Adding healthy fats to smoothies can help nourish your skin and help your body break down the carbs for longer-lasting energy.
You could just freeze ice cube trays of full-fat coconut milk or cream yet I want these to work harder for me, so I added one other ingredient to make them the ultimate smoothie booster:
Raw cashews: Cashews are often placed in the nut family, yet they are actually a seed! Rich in unsaturated fats, rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They're also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese - nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
Full-fat coconut milk:  Coconuts are considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world, and for good reason. They are packed with healthy fats, antioxidants and important micronutrients and help protect organs.
Coconut is packed with nutrients, including medium-chain triglycerides which is a quick source of energy for the body and helps fight infections and chronic disease (cancer and heart disease). Coconut is a superfood with immense health benefits, medicinal uses and nutritional value.
One of the most common questions I get asked is how to turn a smoothie into a complete meal. My smoothie recipes are chock full of nutrients yet depending on the recipe, it may not include many fats or protein. But for the ones that don’t, that’s where these little cubes come in handy.
Fat and protein help keep our hunger satisfied longer than carbs. When used together, it creates a complete meal. 
These coconut cubes were created with the goal of adding a serving’s worth of healthy fats plus a good dose of protein. You can certainly add a serving of your favorite protein powder to any smoothie and use it in conjunction with these cubes.
Adding healthy fats to your smoothies with coconut cubes can help keep you fuller for longer! This recipe is completely plant-based and takes minutes to make. You can easily toss them into any smoothie for a boost.
Coconut milk is expensive. If you have leftover canned coconut milk, here is a great way to preserve it for future use.
With my busy life, I like easy. This recipe delivers! These smoothie cubes are super easy to make and store. Here’s how I make mine:
2 cups raw cashews
1 can coconut milk or cream, full fat
Process raw cashews in a food processor until they are finely ground. Add coconut milk and blend again until smooth and creamy. This should make about four cups of liquid.
Fill two, 16-well standard ice cube trays with the blender contents. Gently tap the filled trays on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Place flatly in the freezer for several hours or up to overnight.
Remove the cubes from the trays and store them in freezer-safe bags for up to six months.
To use, add one or two cubes per serving of smoothie when you are ready to blend the ingredients.
One cube adds eleven grams of heart-healthy fat as well as a small amount of potassium, fiber and more to a smoothie.
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