Did you know that the blue-green algae spirulina is 65% protein? So instead of using whey powder or soy-based protein powders for your protein shakes why not use spirulina instead? It’s is easier to digest, has far greater nutritional benefits and doesn’t have the negative side effects of soy.
This smoothie combines blueberries and acai berry powder for their antioxidants, parsley and green grass powder for their phytonutrients and chlorophyll, superfoods maca for it’s adaptogenic and nutrient-dense properties and blue-green algae for it’s protein and chlorophyll, and kefir for it’s beneficial micro-organisms.
3 cups kefir
3 ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 handful parsley
1 tablespoon spirulina powder
1 tatblespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon green grass powder (I like Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green)
1 teaspoon acai berry powder
1 tablespoon honey (or agave syrup or stevia, or other sweetener of choice, optional)
Blend well using a high-powered blender. At tip if you’re using frozen bananas and honey – blend everything except the bananas thoroughly, then add the bananas and blend them in. If you’re using good quality honey it will probably be thick (no, the runny honey in the plastic bear squeeze bottle isn’t healthy), and it will freeze into a solid lump as soon as it hits the cold of the bananas. It’s much easier to blend in the honey if you do it before adding the bananas.