Category: detox

Simple Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina is a wonderful superfood packed full of nutrients. It’s a cyanobacterium, (blue green algae), and is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids.  As a protein, it doesn’t actually compete with meat or eggs as an example but it is, however, superior to typical plant protein such as that from legumes.  This makes it a great protein option for vegetarians or vegans.
Spirulina is an excellent source of many nutrients; particularly B Vitamins thiamin and riboflavin, and also dietary minerals such as iron and manganese.
It doesn’t exactly have the best taste unfortunately, I would love to find someone who has tasted Spirulina and doesn’t reference it to what must only be pond scum, but nevertheless it is very good for you.
So I drink it, whilst trying to mask the taste as much as possible.
I blended this really simple smoothie with banana, spinach, avocado and ice with one tablespoon Spirulina.

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Morning Green – Chlorella Smoothie

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Chlorella is one of my favorite superfoods, it’s bursting with nutrients, great for digestion, clear skin and helps your immune system. It’s also detoxifying and can help your liver to remove alcohol, heavy metals and pesticides.

I blend chlorella with filtered water, celery, spinach, cucumber, ginger, a sprinkle of turmeric and a fruit like blueberries or kiwi. I also add flaxseed for an extra boost of fiber, omega-3 and antioxidants. A healthy, supportive and powerful way to start the day.