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This spirulina smoothie with banana, orange, and mango is a nutrient dense smoothie full of vitamins, minerals and protein. It is a delicious way to start the day and only takes 5 minutes to make.

Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango in two cups with chia seeds on top.

I like to call this spirulina smoothie my mermaid smoothie. It is made with spirulina powder, a blue-green algae, which gives it the most gorgeous color. Spirulina is filled with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.

This smoothie also has mango, banana and orange inside, which adds even more nutrients and fiber to the recipe. It also adds a nice sweetness to the whole recipe.

If you love having smoothies for breakfast, try my cherry mango carrot smoothie, or my pineapple banana coconut oil smoothie.

Side view of spirulina banana smoothie in two cups with oranges in the background.

Why this recipe works

  • Spirulina is a complete protein. According to healthline, 1 Tablespoon of spirulina has 4 grams of protein, along with thiamin, copper and iron.
  • It’s a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack option.
  • It can easily be made dairy-free.
  • It is naturally gluten-free.
  • All you need is 5 ingredients.
  • This easy recipe only takes 5 minutes to make.

Recipe ingredients

Ingredients needed to make spirulina smoothie.
  • an orange– a fresh navel orange; this helps add liquid to the smoothie.
  • frozen mango– good quality frozen chunks of mango.
  • a frozen banana– you can freeze a ripe banana the night before or buy frozen banana.
  • spirulina powder– I like the spirulina powder from Nuts.com.
  • almond milk– make sure it doesn’t have added sugar and isn’t flavored.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk of choice.
  • You can add hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and nut butter on top of your smoothie.
  • You can add nut butter to the smoothie itself before blending.

How to make this recipe

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.

Recipe FAQs

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.

What does spirulina taste like?

It smells like seaweed and it smells a little smokey. It tastes partly like seaweed and partly smokey. It’s unique to say the least.

Its a good taste, though. If you are worried about the taste,  you honestly can’t taste it in this smoothie. For me, the orange actually takes center stage.

Should I use blue or green spirulina?

Honestly any one works. I personally think green is better because it has a higher nutritional value and thus offers more health benefits.

Aerial view of mango spirulina smoothie in a cup with a spoon in it.

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. It’s an antioxidant powerhouse!

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

4.93 from 14 votes

Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango

Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Spirulina Smoothie with Banana, Orange, and Mango (Paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A nutrient dense smoothie full of vitamins, minerals and protein. Made with spirulina powder (a blue-green algae), mango, orange, banana, and almond milk.



  • 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.


  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk of choice.
  • You can add hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs and nut butter on top of your smoothie.
  • You can add nut butter to the smoothie itself before blending.
If you want a thinner smoothie, add more milk. If you want it to be thicker, add less.


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 106mgPotassium: 499mgFiber: 5gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1091IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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  1. Wow…what an amazing story!! I’ve never heard of spirulina but I’m all about high protein foods! I’m so excited about trying this! Thanks for this recipe!5 stars

  2. I have never tried this powder before. Sounds so interesting and looks so pretty. Plus the combination sounds amazing5 stars

  3. The flavour combination of this smoothis is right down my alley and the colour is simply amazing! This needs to be tried!5 stars

  4. I just love the colour if this!!!

    I add Spirulina to my home-made lemonade to make it into ‘hulk juice’ …… my kids can’t get enough of it.

    But now i am going to try them on this smoothie 😀5 stars

  5. I’ve been tending to sick kids all week. This nutrient dense smoothie is just the sort of pick-me-up I could use right now. Thanks for the idea!5 stars

  6. I love how pretty this green is. Orange, banana, and mango is such an incredible combination. Love smoothies for breakfast. Saving this to try soon.5 stars

  7. Wow, this is a must try! Spirulina sounds like a no brainer with all that protein and antioxidants, and this smoothie sounds like the perfect vehicle to try it in! Not to mention-it’s beautiful!5 stars

  8. These smoothies are so beautiful!! I love spirulina but haven’t tried it in a smoothie yet, I usually just drink it down with some water!!! I will definitely be trying your delicious smoothie!5 stars

  9. A “mermaid smoothie” – I just love that! And I love how much nutrition is jam-crammed into one yummy, refreshing glassful! Definitely pinning this to share! And hey – wouldn’t that healer be happy to see you taking her advice and turning it into something so delicious (fun story!)???5 stars