Spirulina Smoothie

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I skipped my morning shot of espresso and cranked up my Hawaiian spirulina smoothie to reflect my morning mood. I borrowed some fun facts about Spirulina from Wellness Mama. Spirulina, a substance that’s actually a cyanobacteria (a natural “algae”) is considered to be the “most nutrient dense food on the planet.” It boasts its fair share of health promoting properties, and it is rich in Chlorophyll, and like plants, gets its energy from the sun. It’s incredibly high in protein, natural iron content and essential amino acids, and is a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. It also contains vitamins C, D, A and E, and is a good source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.

Spirulina gets a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements. It may also help balance blood sugar, remove heavy metals, has powerful antioxidants, and muscle and endurance benefits. It adds a great flavor, too. My smoothie was sweet, refreshing, and full of divine energy. It’s a pleasant way to start the day. I found myself dancing in the kitchen. Try it for yourself!

Recipe:

1 banana

1 peach

1/2 mango

2 pineapple slices (approx. 1/2 inch. thick)

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp. spirulina

Topping:

goji berries

blackberries

kiwi

It’s pretty isn’t it?!
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Disclaimer: I am not, let me repeat, not a doctor, therapist, scientist, certified nutritionist or herbologist, holistic practitioner, or any other term used to describe a physician. I’m simply a health and wellness enthusiast who is sharing my journey and information I’ve learned. The information provided in this post is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed. This post is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your physician. The author and publisher (yours truly) of this post is not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and is not liable for any damages or negative consequences for any treatment, action, application, or preparation to any person reading or following the information on this blog. Any references provided are for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Reader should be aware that the websites listed in this post and on this site may change.

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