Healthy Spirulina Smoothie

Introduce superfoods into your diet easily with my healthy spirulina smoothie made with spirulina powder and lots of greens!

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Spirulina Smoothie

Healthy Spirulina Smoothie

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Boost your health with this Healthy Spirulina Smoothie! Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it’s the perfect way to start your day.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of green spirulina powder
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 cup of frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 soft pitted dates (or a teaspoon of maple syrup)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients by measuring them, and washing the fresh spinach.
  2. To a blender, add the spinach and avocado first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Taste the smoothie and adjust if needed (sweetness ,thickness, etc)
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass cup and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 25.2g
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.3g
  • Fiber: 12.7g
  • Protein: 9.7g

Why You Will Love This Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup

  1. Rich in Nutrients: Spirulina contains high nutrient content, including protein, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, iron, and other minerals. Combined with the other ingredients like spinach, avocado, and banana, this smoothie becomes a powerhouse of nutrients that support overall health.
  2. Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties: Both spirulina and avocado contain antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in the body, potentially reducing inflammation.
  3. Boosts Energy Levels: With a good mix of carbohydrates and proteins, this spirulina smoothie can provide a sustained energy boost, making it an excellent choice for a breakfast smoothie or a midday pick-me-up.
  4. Supports Digestive Health: High in fiber, this smoothie can help promote regular bowel movements and overall digestive health.
  5. Hydration: Using coconut water as a base provides electrolytes like potassium and magnesium.
  6. Detoxifying Properties: Spirulina is often used for its detoxifying effects, particularly in cleansing the liver, which can be an appealing benefit for health-conscious individuals.
  7. Weight Loss: The smoothie is filling due to its high fiber content and healthy fats from avocado, which can help curb appetite and potentially aid in weight loss.
  8. Versatile and Customizable: This smoothie can be easily adapted to include or exclude ingredients based on personal taste preferences or dietary needs, making it versatile.
  9. Vibrant Color and Appeal: The green spirulina gives the smoothie a vibrant color that is visually appealing, making it fun to make and serve, especially to kids or for social media posts.
  10. Natural and Wholesome: With all-natural ingredients, this smoothie is free from artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, appealing to those looking to reduce their intake of processed foods.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my spirulina smoothie bowl and berry spirulina smoothie.

Oh, and definitely try my homemade marbled coconut cloud smoothie with blue spirulina.

Spirulina Smoothie

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes:

You can adjust the recipe should you need to, by experimenting independently, or  you could try some of my suggestions below:

  • The Spirulina: You can use numerous different types of spirulina. I love using green powder and blue powder. It’s totally up to you. Although, the blue powder is a lot more expensive.
  • Add Protein: If you are not avoiding dairy, add 1/2 cup of yogurt, or a scoop of unsweetened protein powder.
  • Add Seeds And Nuts: Boost the smoothie’s nutritional value by adding a tablespoon of chia seeds, or a tablespoon of nut butter.
  • No Avocado: Swap the avocado for a small ripe banana, 1/2 cup of fresh mango, or other fruit. The smoothie will come out a lot sweeter if you swap the avocado for fruit.
  • No Coconut Water: You can use almond or oat milk instead of coconut water. Alternatively, simply use plain filtered water.

My Top Tips For Making The Perfect Spirulina Powder Smoothie

  1. Add The Spirulina Powder Last: If you add the spirulina powder first to your blender, the powder will get stuck at the bottom, and it won’t blend evenly. 
  2. Soft Ingredients Go First: Add the spinach and avocado to your blender first. This helps your blender process the ingredients more easily.
  3. Serve And Drink Immediately: Once the smoothie is blended serve and consume it immediately. It will start to thaw because it contains frozen fruit.

Recipe Equipment:

I have made this smoothie using my:

  • Nutribullet 900 & 600 Series.
  • Amzchef Blender.
  • Vitamix Explorian.

All of these blenders worked with this smoothie. If you own a blender of similar power, the recipe should be able to work with it.

How Does The Smoothie Taste Like?

The spirulina smoothie has a nice, mild taste. You might be worried that spirulina could taste a bit like seaweed, but it’s actually not too strong in this smoothie.

The banana and coconut water add a sweet and tropical flavor that balances out the spirulina well.

The avocado makes the smoothie creamy, so it feels smooth when you drink it.

Overall, it’s easy to drink and you can mostly taste the sweet and fresh flavors, not just the spirulina.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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