Monday, September 5, 2016

Why To Add Spirulina To Your Smoothie?



GOOD MORNING!

This week's smoothie special is very simple. This recipe is meant for mornings when there's no fruit or berries around expect a banana. I like to add all kinds of super foods to my smoothies and spirulina is one of them. 

Spirulina is blue-green coloured freshwater algae (a cousin to chlorella). 

Here're some facts why to add spirulina to your smoothie:

- Lowers chance of stroke
- Reduces cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps prevent cancer
- Detoxes heavy metals
- Boosts energy
- Speeds up weight loss
- May be effective against anemia
- Contains antioxidants

Spirulina is rich in proteins, copper, iron, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, and it also contains magnesium, potassium and manganese.






My smoothie recipe:

1 banana
 some fresh ginger
1 teaspoon lucuma powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 reaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 teaspoon coconut oil
soya milk

All in the blender for a few seconds.














Have you use spirulina in your smoothie or any other way?

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Find out why to add to your smoothie other ingredients such as turmeric, cinnamon, lucuma, blueberries...





32 comments:

  1. Spirulina is such a miracle food but I must admit, I struggle with the green colour when I add it to smoothies. I tend to prefer a tablet.

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    1. I have the same problem with this green, but gradually getting used to it :D

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  2. Hi you have inspired me, I always want to make smoothies and have been a little intimidated by what extras need to be added. This has been very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy I could help you with getting started with smoothies :)

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  3. I had no idea Spirulina is algae! This would be something weird for me to try out, but as it is so healthy I have no reasons not to try it! Thanks for sharing this, your smoothies are always so unique!

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    1. Thanks:) It's better to start adiing it only a very small amount to get used to its green colour and taste.

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  4. Very interesting... I had not heard about this before. I am glad you posted about it, and that its working great for you.

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    1. Great that you found my post interesting:)

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  5. I am so glad I found you!! I recently just got into making smoothies myself. YAY!

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    1. I've been making my own smoothies for some time already and always looking for new combos.

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  6. Oh wow, this has some really nice benefits. I wouldn't mind including it in more smoothies.

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    1. Great, I'm not totally 'ok' with its dark green hue so sometimes adding just a very small amount - that's better than nothing I guess.

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  7. Spirulina sounds like the ultimate antioxidant, its great that it can help prevent cancer. What a great smoothie addition.

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    1. It seems to have so many great benefits that I try to add it to almost all my smoothies.

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  8. This is the first time I've heard of Spirulina. It's pretty awesome, so much benefits to take advantage of! I think it's a nice addition to smoothies as well. Perfect for getting all the vitamins and minerals that you need. Thanks for all the information on this one!

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    1. You're welcome! As it's algae it has that special taste so it's ideal to mix with other ingredients.

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  9. I've been want to try Spirulina but I haven't been able to find it here in Norway yet. Hopefully I will be able to find it soon.

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    1. Hope you'll find it soon! It should be sold almost at every food store in Norway - I can find it in Finland in health food corners of supermarkets.

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  10. daily i learn a thing or two from this blog and yes i learnt another thing on this, though not a fan of smoothies but i have a few colleagues who will be glad trying htis.

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    1. Sounds fantastic:) I'm happy to be able to give some new tips.

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  11. While I do not mind the green color, I wonder about the taste, does it have a "seafoody" taste or smell to it? Because that would just make me gag, no matter how healthy it is.

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    1. That's my problem as well, so I add it only a very small amount and the other ingredients take that 'sea' taste away.

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  12. We can learn a lot of things just by reading blogs and this isn't the exception! Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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    1. You are welcome! I'm so happy to be able to give some new information.

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  13. It's always great to learn about new things to add to a smoothie. I had not heard of Spirulina but will for sure look into it!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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    1. Please, try it! And start adding it only a very small amount to your smoothie or any other food. It takes some time to get used to its taste and colour as well.

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  14. Another add-ons to enjoy smoothies. Not a fan of its color but I will try to make and taste it.

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    1. The colour is not that delicious. I always add banana to make it lighter and also to compansate its 'sea' flavour.

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  15. To be honest, this is the first time I heard about Spirulina. Is it available in every supermarket, or is it only available in special shops?

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    1. Nowadays it's available almost at any supermarket at their health food corners.

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  16. Thanks for sharing. I haven't tried spirulina as of yet. I've been using moringa in my foods abs drinks. I'll have to give this a try one day. In the meantime I'll pass this recipe on to my auntie. ��

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    1. Great! Never heard of moringa - need to find out more1

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