Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango (Paleo, Dairy-free)
Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango recipe. A nutrient dense spirulina protein smoothie full of vitamins, minerals and protein. Made with spirulina powder (a blue-green algae), mango, orange, banana, and almond milk.
I like to call this my mermaid smoothie, and not just because of it’s gorgeous sea green color.
I call it that because it is made with spirulina powder, a blue-green algae ( which makes me think of seaweed )… something that I would imagine sea-life would eat. (though I have no idea haha)
This Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango is a nutrient dense smoothie full of vitamins, minerals and protein.
This spirulina banana smoothie is a delicious way to consume antioxidants, while also getting your fill of daily fruit.
Ingredients needed to make this Spirulina smoothie with Banana, Orange and Mango:
- a peeled orange
- frozen diced mango
- a frozen banana
- spirulina powder
- almond milk
What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is high in protein and is a good source of antioxidants, iron and vitamins B1 and B2.
It is also said to help remove heavy metals from you body and helps reduce inflammation.
Because of these health benefits, I’ve made a conscious effort to add spirulina to my diet.
Spirulina as a superfood
Spirulina is a complete protein. In fact, 2 Tbs of it provides 16 grams of protein AND 44% of your daily recommended value of iron!
I love non-meat sources of protein… that healer totally nailed that on the head about me.
I just wish I didn’t wait so long to try it.
It is also an antioxidant powerhouse, and has lots of vitamins and minerals.
How to make this spirulina protein smoothie:
It’s easy! You put all of the ingredients ( frozen banana, frozen mango, a fresh peeled orange, spirulina powder, and almond milk) into a blender and mix!
You can add more almond milk if you want it to be more liquidy.
OR you could turn this into a spirulina smoothie bowl and put it into a bowl and top it with goodies such as chia seeds, cacao nibs, and almond butter. YUM.
I also love adding fruit and shredded coconut to my bowls too.
I love making this into a spirulina smoothie bowl because you can get really creative with it.
My spirulina story
My introduction to spirulina is actually a pretty interesting story.
I was in Hawaii at one of my best friend’s weddings and we were getting dolled up for her wedding day.
The woman doing my nails was a healer, who lived on an island that had no electricity.
She looked at me and grimaced. Then, she touched my arm and said, ” You are a Pisces, aren’t you?”. I said yes, a bit taken aback.
Then she pinched the skin on my forearm and said, ” You have a hard time digesting red meat and are more drawn to fruits and vegetables.” I again agreed with her, wondering how she could tell this by touching my skin.
Then she proceeded to say, “You need to drink more water, eat more fish, and make sure not to eat too much meat.”
She continued by saying, ” You need to incorporate spirulina into your diet to make your skin healthier.”
I said thank you, and made a mental note to research what spirulina was all about.
I have never forgotten this encounter and how much this women could tell about me by touching my skin.
So when I finally bought a bag of spirulina powder ( I got mine from Nuts.com ), I was excited to start adding it to my diet.
How does Spirulina taste?
As for taste, I have to say, I LOVE it. Yes it does smell like seaweed and it smells a little smokey. It also tastes smokey too. It tastes partly like seaweed and partly smokey.
It’s unique to say the least.
Its a good taste, though, one that is satisfying, at least to me.
However, if you are worried about the taste, you honestly can’t taste it in this smoothie. For me, the orange actually takes center stage in this Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango.
Adding orange to my smoothie is something that I have never done before. And now I am wondering why. It is surprisingly great!
Seriously, if you haven’t added an orange to your smoothie before, do it!
I hope you enjoy this smoothie as much as I do!
Other healthy smoothie recipes you may enjoy:
This Orange Julius recipe by Sun Kissed Kitchen. A fresh orange smoothie with SO much flavor!
This Dairy-free Banana Maple Smoothie recipe. It is the ultimate creamy smoothie with yummy banana, maple syrup, and almond butter flavors.
This Wild Blueberry, Spirulina, and Barley Grass Smoothie (Paleo, GF). It’s an antioxidant powerhouse!
Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango (Paleo)
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- This recipe yields 3 cups of smoothie. This should could serve 1 or 2 people depending on the size of the smoothie.
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