Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae and is thought to be one of the Earth’s oldest life forms .  Spirulina, which was first used by the Aztecs as an endurance booster, is now considered a superfood and an all-in-one source of nutrients, including protein levels comparable to eggs .   It has been linked to numerous health benefits due to its high nutrient profile and potent antioxidant properties .

Did you know that Spirulina is high in Protein , antioxidants & anti-Inflammatory properties , vitamins ( B1 (Thiamine) , B2 (Riboflavin) ,B3 (Niacin) ) and minerals ( Copper , Iron , magnesium , potassium, and manganese) . Did you know that eating spirulina may decrease levels of triglycerides and cholesterol , boost heart health, prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol , lower your blood pressure , reduces allergic rhinitis symptoms , be efficient in treating anemia  , increase muscular endurance and strength  and support blood sugar control ?

Today we will go over 2 yummy blue and green spirulina smoothie and one blue smoothie bowl recipe and show you the benefits of drinking spirulina smoothie  .

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What Are The Benefits Of Spirulina Smoothie ?

Spirulina is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals .All of these things can assist sustain a healthy system and may lower the risk of some cancers.

Now What are the benefits of drinking Smoothies With Spirulina ?

Spirulina smoothie Benefits  :

  • Contains a lot of nutrients : Spirulina is extremely nutritious and high in protein, copper, and B vitamins. It also  include a variety of vitamins and minerals, including Iron , magnesium , potassium, and manganese, healthy fats, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B3. They also include oemga 6 and omega-3 fatty acidsn .

    Here is the nutrition for one tablespoon or 7 grams (g) of dried spirulina  :  (Provided by USDA ) :

    • Calories :  20.3
    • Carbohydrate : 1.67
    • Protein : 4 g
    • Thiamin : 14% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Riboflavin : 20% of the DV
    • Niacin : 6% of the DV
    • Copper : 47% of the DV
    • Iron : 11% of the DV (2 mg )
    • Calcium : 8.4 (mg)
    • Magnesium : 13.6 mg
    • Phosphorous : 8.26 mg
    • Potassium : 95.2 mg
    • Sodium : 73.5 mg
    • Vitamin C : 0.7 mg

  • Can improve heart health : Studies indicate that spirulina can lower cholesterol levels  and LDL (bad) cholesterol which may  helps keep your arteries clear, lowering the stress on your heart that might result in blood clots that can cause heart disease and stroke. (2)

    Its protein also reduces triglyceride levels. These are blood fats that can lead to artery hardening and raise your chance of developing pancreatitis, diabetes, and heart disease. One study found that consuming 1 g of spirulina daily reduced LDL cholesterol by 10.1% and triglycerides by 16.3% in persons with high cholesterol . (3).

    Also  Spirulina may boost nitric oxide production and lower blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases like heart disease .

    More ! According to some research, the antioxidants in spirulina may be able to help prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidation. (4)

  • Rich in Antioxidants & Anti-Inflammatory Properties :  Spirulina is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds such as Phycocyanin (This is also what gives spirulina its distinctive blue-green color. ) , which may aid in preventing oxidative cell damage brought on by free radicals and inhibit the production of molecules that cause inflammation . (1)

  • Reduces the symptoms of allergic rhinitis : Spirulina supplements may help with allergic rhinitis caused by pollen, animal hair, and dust . (6)

    According to one study, symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and itching were significantly reduced in participants, implying that spirulina may be more effective than cetirizine, an antihistamine used to treat allergies . (7)

  • Support Immune System :Spirulina contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for immune system health, such as vitamins E, C, and B6.According to research, spirulina also increases the production of white blood cells and antibodies, which help your body fight viruses and bacteria.

  • Maintaining Eye and Oral Health : Spirulina is high in zeaxanthin, a plant pigment that may help prevent cataracts and age-related vision loss .

    Also Spirulina has demonstrated promise in the treatment and prevention of gum disease and other oral health issues due to its antibacterial properties . (8)

  • Could possess anti-cancer qualities : Cancer and other illnesses are influenced by chronic inflammation. Spirulina contains many antioxidants (like Phycocyanin )  that have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. In fact, several studies have found that spirulina might be able to fight cancer, and it seems to work particularly well on some precancerous oral lesions.(5) However, more investigation is required.

How Do You Make Blue Spirulina Smoothie and Smoothie Bowl ? (Recipes )

Blue Spirulina Smoothie Recipe  :

This blue spirulina smoothie recipe with avocado is creamy, satisfying, nourishing and just plain delicious !

Ingredients : (1 Servings )

  • 1 peeled kiwi
  • 1 peeled avocado
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • A piece of ginger
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • Half a tsp of blue spirulina powder
  • 0,2l of water

Nutritional values (per serving) :

  • Serving : 250ml
  • calories : 438 ;
  • protein 10.7g;
  • carbohydrates 46.7g ;
  • Total Fat 28g ;
  •   Saturated Fat 3.7g  ;
  • cholesterol 0mg;
  • sodium 123mg.

Method : 

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid milk or water. Blend again until everything is well combined. Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!


Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl Recipe : 

This blue smoothie bowl is sweet, refreshing, and calming like the ocean! It’s a vegan and dairy-free recipe .Have you ever had a blue smoothie bowls ?

Ingredients : (2 Servings )

  • 2 peeled bananas (better frozen)
  • 1 peeled and pitted avocado
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of lamb’s lettuce
  • 1 pear without stem
  • The juice of an orange
  • Half a peeled lemon
  • 1 tsp of blue spirulina
  • 0,1l (~3oz) of water
    Topping :  Coconut flakes, sesame, hemp seeds, blueberries and raspberries.

Method : 

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!


Green Spirulina Smoothie Recipe  :

This smoothie is very refreshing and is a perfect energizing drink for warmer days!

Ingredients : (1 Servings )

  • 1 large Frozen Banana – peeled, cut in chunks, and frozen the day before
  • 1/2  cup Frozen Mango – or frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 Ripe Avocado – cored
  • 1/2 cup Baby Spinach – 0.7 oz
  • 1  cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Spirulina Powder – green spirulina or use blue spirulina for a neutral, no fishy flavor
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoons Date Syrup – or ( a pinch of Monk Fruit Extract )
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Nutritional values (per serving) :

  • Serving : 250ml
  • calories : 429 ;
  • protein 12.1g ;
  • carbohydrates 63g ;
  • Total Fat 18.6g ;
  • Saturated Fat 2.2g  ;
  • cholesterol 0mg;
  • sodium 122mg ;
  • Calcium 163mg ;
  • Iron 6mg ;
  • Potassium 1085mg .

Method : 

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid milk or water. Blend again until everything is well combined. Have a wonderful day and stay healthy!


Is Spirulina Smoothie Safe During Pregnancy ?

No ! There is insufficient evidence to suggest that blue-green algae is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.Doctors advise pregnant women to avoid spirulina due to the toxin risk.

Can You Take Spirulina Powder Everyday ?

The short answer is Yes . Spirulina could be part of your daily  diet as long as you keep your maximum daily spirulina intake inferior to 10 gram . The National Library of Medicine considers Spirulina to be “possibly safe” when consumed in doses of up to 19 grams for up to 2 months or up to 10 grams for 6 months.

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