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Super Green Spirulina Smoothie with Banana

by Heather

This is such a delicious spirulina smoothie made with 6 simple ingredients! The main ingredients in this green smoothie are non-dairy milk, kale or baby spinach, chia seeds, banana, protein powder, and blue spirulina powder. A great way to get 20 grams of protein in a delicious way! It’s an awesome post workout smoothie or an easy breakfast that comes in such a pretty green color!

Healthy Spirulina Smoothie Recipe

Super green spirulina smoothie with banana

The first time I added a bit of spirulina into a smoothie I was hooked on the pretty green color I ended up with!

Since then another favorite way is to simply add a scoop into my 3 ingredient banana egg oatmeal pancakes. There is absolutely no spirulina flavor that you notice, just a fun color that my kids think is pretty cool.

Adding this blue-green algae powder into a smoothie is an easy way to get extra nutrients in. This super green smoothie is made with no added sugar and naturally sweetened with a banana.

It’s full of healthy fats from the chia seeds, and great protein which is super important for feeling full longer and also building muscle strength.

Smoothies are the perfect way to add more goodness to overall health and wellness.

Spirulina Smoothie

What are the health benefits of spirulina?

There is a reason this spirulina is such a popular blue-green algae. It’s a powerful antioxidant!

Why include it in your diet?

It contains essential amino acids and is actually a complete protein, which you don’t often find in plant-based sources.

It has a high concentration of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that may help strengthen the immune system. It also contains vitamin k, vitamin c, and b vitamins.

Another benefit of spirulina powder is that it can help remove heavy metals.

super green Spirulina Smoothie

Where can you buy spirulina?

It can often be found at your local health food store, and easily online.

I’ve even seen spirulina powder in the natural section of my regular grocery store.

Look for a powder form, or in capsules (you’ll have to remove it from the capsules).

Spirulina Smoothie

How to make this into a smoothie bowl

Here’s how to make thicker smoothies that you can then turn into a smoothie bowl!

You’ll start by reducing your liquid in half. Less liquid is needed to help thicken it.

Ensure that you are using a high speed blender so that it’s able to blend well with less liquid.

Use a frozen banana to help thicken it as well.

As you are blending your thicker smoothie if it gets stuck and isn’t able to blend, add 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk or coconut milk to keep the blending going.

chia seed on a spirulina smoothie

Healthy smoothie bowl toppings

Once your thick smoothie is done, the toppings are the most fun part! Here are some great smoothie bowl toppings:

ingredients in a Spirulina Smoothie recipe

What you need for this spirulina smoothie recipe

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How to make this spirulina breakfast smoothie

For the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card below.

  1. Into a powerful blender add the milk, banana, kale, protein powder, chia seed, spirulina powder, and ice.
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smoothie.
  3. Pour into 1 large cup or 2 small cups. Top with a sprinkle of extra chia seed, and enjoy your healthy breakfast!
healthy Spirulina Smoothie with banana

Substitutions for this spirulina protein smoothie

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this super green spirulina smoothie recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Non-dairy milk – my go-to non-dairy milk is almond milk (you can easily make your own almond milk at home!), but coconut milk, coconut cream, hemp milk, or flax milk are great too! Regular cow’s milk works as well. To go in a totally different direction for a more fresh fruit flavor, opt for apple juice, orange juice, or mango juice.

Kale – a great substitute for kale is spinach. You can also use frozen kale or frozen spinach, but reduce the quantity down to 1 cup if using frozen.

Chia seed – an alternative to chia seed would be flaxseed or hemp hearts.

Protein powder – I like using bovine protein, but you can definitely make this a vegan smoothie by using a plant based protein powder.

Banana – you could use other fresh fruits or even frozen fruit as a substitute for banana. My favorites include peaches, blueberries, strawberries, pear, and mango.

Spirulina powder – another type of blue-green algae that works as a great addition or alternative is chlorella, which also gives you that blue color.

Spirulina Smoothie

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Super Green Spirulina Smoothie

This is such a delicious spirulina smoothie made with 6 simple ingredients! The main ingredients in this green smoothie are non-dairy milk, kale or baby spinach, chia seeds, banana, protein powder, and blue spirulina powder. A great way to get 20 grams of protein in a delicious way! It's an awesome post workout smoothie or an easy breakfast that comes in such a pretty green color!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green smoothie, kale, protein powder, smoothie, spirulina
Servings: 2
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, or hemp milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 3 cups kale or spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seed
  • 1 scoop spirulina powder
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Instructions

  • Into a powerful blender add the milk, banana, kale, protein powder, chia seed, spirulina powder, and ice.
  • Blend on high for 30 seconds until smoothie.
  • Pour into 1 large cup or 2 small cups. Top with a sprinkle of extra chia seed, and enjoy!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 896mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 10777IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 623mg | Iron: 3mg
Super Green Spirulina Smoothie

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XO

Heather

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