Gram for gram spirulina might be the most nutritious food on the planet.
Have you ever seen a spirulina bowl on Pinterest and been like… wtf is that?!?! Well really it can be done in about 5 minutes at most and boom, you just made the prettiest as well as apparently most nutritional breakfast bowl of your life.
Spirulina is apparently like a super-duper food… pretty sure you can walk on water or go back in time with the correct serving. What is it? Well it is a micro-algae that can be a protein supplement and contains amino acids, B vitamins, beta-carotene, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin E, high in antioxidants, minerals, chlorophyll and phycocyanobilin.
Spirulina is extremely cheap and the container lasts for a really long time, here is a good one to buy on Amazon for under $20.
On top of that it is said to boost energy, improve muscle strength, improve endurance, stimulate the immune system, detoxify, oxygenate the blood, and then potentially may help all of the following; weight loss, ADHD, as an anti-inflammatory, cancer, allergies, diabetes, fatigue, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and viral infections.
I don’t know what a lot of that means but it sounds like you can beat Usain Bolt in a race after a couple scoops. The even better news is mixed in a smoothie you can’t taste it and it is so easy to make and versatile just like an acai bowl per this amazing recipe here.
If hosting a brunch party then be sure to use some of these recipes for french toast here, berry compote here or bachelor easy crepes here.
If I can suggest any product on earth the Ninja blender, link here, is a life changer making smoothies and acai bowls so easy to do.
Quick Healthy Spirulina Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1 tsp blue or green spirulina powder
- 3 full frozen banana
- 1 tbsp almond milk or coconut milk
My Favorite Toppings
- 1/3 cup frozen or fresh pomegranate seeds
- 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
- 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup granola
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp frozen blueberries into mix if using blue spirulina
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt into mixture
- 1 tbsp vegan or vanilla protein powder
- Shredded coconut
- Sliced almonds.
- VERY IMPORTANT. Get everything prepped before you blend your smoothie so that it doesn’t start melting as you do everything else
- Cut banana, wash and prep all topping so they are ready to go before smoothie step
- Blend together bananas, spirulina and milk. Add in greek yogurt if you choose to add.
- Pour smoothie contents into bowls Add your toppings as pinteresty as possible
- Take a picture and make everyone think you’re better than you are.
- Next time dress it up… serve it in a carved out pineapple or melon!