Spirulina has become such a household name recently, that it seems to be stocked in the cupboards of every healthy foodie up and down the country, so I thought that it was about time I posted a recipe featuring this marvellous green superfood. My favourite way to use spirulina is in a beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl, just like the “Mint and Moringa Smoothie Bowl” I posted a few months ago. However I was in the process of making myself a kale shake yesterday I thought that it needed a little something to jazz it up a bit. Spirulina provided that jazz! What we are left with is a Spirulina and kale smoothie pact to rim with green goodness.
Kale Smoothie Recipe
- 1 serving of vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful of fresh mint
- 300ml of almond milk
- ½ tsp of spirulina
- 1 handful of kale
- 1 frozen banana
- Blend everything together and pour into your favourite glass. Easy peasy.
Almond milk can be swapped for any non-dairy milk.
kale can be swapped for spinach.
Spirulina’s nutritional profile makes it literally one of the best things you can eat. It contains an array of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B & E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and essential fatty acids. It is also a wonderful source of protein. It may not be the most pleasant supplement out there but works wonderfully with smoothies and yoghurt.
Kale isn’t exactly low in nutrients either, just 67g or 1/2 a cup of blended kale contains:
- Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA
- Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA
- Manganese: 26% of the RDA
- Copper: 10% of the RDA
- Calcium: 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA