This week’s recipe was inspired by our Beauty Detox for fitness post yesterday. I wanted to be give another easy option to whip up as a snack or post-workout, if you want to up your protein intake.
It’s full of beautifying, strengthening spirulina — which brings a host of amazing benefits, including:
- Supports cardiovascular, eye and brain health, boosts immunity and energy.
- It is one of the most complete food sources in the world with over 100 nutrients, 60% protein content
- Contains the highest levels of carotenoids
- High in antioxidants known to promote health and longevity
- Excellent protein and nutrient source for those on a plant-based diet
One brand you can find in many places is the only Spirulina farm in Hawaii, called Nutrex and can also be found here.
That company has been cultivating Spirulina continuously for over 25 years with Hawaiian deep sea water containing 94 trace minerals in a BioSecure zone free from pollution.
I think spirulina is so pretty! It can be an acquired taste, but with the right combination of ingredients, it will balance nicely.
Earlier, I gave you an example of a good company from a pure region in Hawaii to use for spirulina. If you use another brand, be sure that it’s certified organic, is tested to be free of heavy metals, stored in a container that does not allow light to enter, (the delicate antioxidants and essential fatty acids are light-sensitive!), and then store in a cool, dry place.
Now, let’s go into the actual recipe…
Spirulina Power Protein Smoothie (serves 1)
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ tsp spirulina powder
- 2 small ripe bananas, or 1 large ripe banana
- 1 serving raw vegan protein powder*
* I like the Garden of Life brand. It’s my fave. They use all non-GMO, organic protein sources. Here’s I’m using the vanilla flavor, but I like the plain one also. For Garden of Life, 1 serving is 3 Tbs.
- Stevia if you need/want sweeter
- 1 tsp. of bee pollen, for added B vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins
Blend everything together in your blender, preferably a Vitamix. Drink fresh!
Now It’s Your Turn–Let’s See Your Variation of the Power Protein Smoothie!
Here are the next steps to make this recipe your own:
1) Try out this recipe with the ingredients that you have in your kitchen now. You can use spirulina, or you can come up with something else to include, if you don’t have it.
2) When you make your own version, be sure to write down the ingredients, take pictures and turn it into a simple blog post. Hopefully by now, you’re getting the hang of this! If this is your first attempt, you can take inspiration from all the other girls who have been doing this and having a blast each week!
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I hope you’re staying active and that this recipe helps fuel your health and activity even further!
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Hi Kimberly, do you recommend using these Garden of Life powders in almond milk smoothies as well? Thanks for sharing this recipe and the product recommendations!!! 🙂
It’s not necessary, but you can, if you want more protein!
Thank you so much for featuring my blog. I feel so honored 🙂
You’re welcome! Honored to have you part of this community Marlene 🙂
I love the taste of spirulina will definitely try this Thanks Kimberly
My name is Loreen, I´m 24 and from Berlin. Maybe you will be there in future, too 😉
At first, I thank you for your blog, your information – it inspired me every day!
I´m really interested about the WHOLE healthy from humans since I´m 18. You know, that there is so much more than only the food…when you want to detox, you have also focus on your mind. For me the most important aspect.
Due to this I would ask you, if it is possible to show more from your yoga sessions? I´m doing the 5 Tibetians every morning and would also start with some yoga.
I wish you a wonderful day, full of joy!
All the best and take care, Loreen.
We will have a yoga product soon, hopefully September, and yes — I’m going to be posting more and more about yoga in the future. It’s a huge part of my life!
I recently came across some controversial articles about the Garden of Life brand RAW protein powders – supposedly research found dangerous levels of heavy metals in those products. What are your thoughts about this? Do you still use this brand and would you recommend it? I always follow all your advice and the products you recommend but honestly the world of protein powders has me all confused. I’m a vegan and would love to know what my best options are. Thank you so much in advance for your input!
Hi Sarah, I’ve read similar concerns, but I have met those who work in the company and assure me that whatever issue occurred was being fixed and should no longer be a problem, if it ever even was a widespread problem. If you’d rather be safe, my personal opinion is that you can get plenty of protein without powders at all. Or, you may just reach out to a company you’re considering and ask them for tests that certify the product is free of all heavy metals. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Thank you Kimberly! I do believe that I have a very well balanced diet and the only reason I started considering adding additional protein is because I work out a lot (every day) and do a lot of weight training so I want to make sure that my muscles are adequately fed after each workout. As always, thank you for being such a great influence and proponent of healthy living. Love everything you do! My best, s.
Thank you Sarah! Hugs 🙂
What brand of coconut water do you recommend?
The green banana pudding protein smoothie
HI kim you always seem to have glowing news& great views for your loves,I first saw you on dr oz show talking about your green smoothies wow,by the way i have your Beauty Detox Foods book blockbuster all the way keep doing what your doing bye.
Saludos, me gustaria poder seguirla pero no se ingles. Podria tener traductores. Gracias buendia.
hey nice!! i actually had this today w/o even reading this article.. even w/ bee pollen!
Awesome! Did you enjoy it?
like none other. today i added mango, chia and flax seeds.
I do not like bananas in my smoothies – what can I substitute for them?
Hi Sheila, If you don’t like bananas you can simply not include them. 🙂
Hi! Could you add spirulina to the GGS?
Hi Beauty! I like to keep the GGS as pure as possible- without adding additional powders, etc. This will ensure you are aiding your body in digesting its nutrients rather than giving it more to process and digest through powders. Try using these powders in your afternoon smoothie. Lots of love and support to you! 😉