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“Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie

“Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie

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Described as “the best food for the future” by the United Nation’s World Health Organization, spirulina, gram for gram, might just be the most nutrient dense food on the entire planet. So, join us as we make our “berry good” blue spirulina smoothie that will be sure to capture both your attention and taste buds alike.

Disclaimer: We are both medical professionals and have extensive educational training in analyzing and interpreting peer-reviewed medical journals and articles. However, the content vetted for this post is meant to be entirely informative and is not to be taken as personalized health advice – for this, please consult with your physician or health care provider.

Blue Spirulina – What’s That?

Blue spirulina, a phycocyanin-rich extract derived from blue-green algae, stands out not only for its strikingly vibrant hue but also for its exceptional health benefits. This natural superfood, sourced primarily from Spirulina platensis, is celebrated for its high nutritional value and potent antioxidant properties. Unlike its green counterpart, blue spirulina is virtually tasteless and odorless, making it an excellent addition to a variety of dishes without negatively impacting their flavor profile.

The Power of Blue Spirulina

Research has shown that the health advantages of blue spirulina are both broad and significant. Celebrated for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities, primarily due to the compound phycocyanin, it plays a crucial role in fighting oxidative stress and could lower the risk of various chronic conditions. Research also has shown that blue spirulina may help boost immune function, enhance energy levels, and support weight management.

Beyond its health benefits, blue spirulina’s vivid blue hue has made it a favored natural food colorant, appealing to both health-conscious individuals and culinary experts. It’s used to infuse a healthy burst of color into smoothies, desserts, and savory dishes, enriching them both visually and nutritionally without sacrificing flavor.

Blue spirulina powder with greek yogurt
Nutrient dense and visually stunning, blue spirulina is sure to put a deliciously healthy twist on some of your favorite foods and drinks. R&R highly recommends the following brand: Organic Blue Spirulina Powder (Phycocyanin Extract), 50 Servings
Blue spirulina greek yogurt

Kids and Blue Spirulina: Making Healthy Eating Fun and Colorful

Introducing children to healthy foods can sometimes be a challenge, but blue spirulina offers a unique opportunity to make healthy eating exciting and visually appealing. With its vibrant color and near tasteless flavor, blue spirulina can be a magically healthy ingredient for kids, turning ordinary dishes into fun, colorful creations that they’re eager to try.

Blue Spirulina Health Benefits – Supporting Research

  1. Nutritional Benefits of Some Children’s Food Products Enriched with Blue-Green Algae (Spirulina)
  2. Spirulina: Pharmacological Activities and Health Benefits

Ready to Try Blue Spirulina?

If you found the information in this article to be informative and are looking to add this into your diet, we highly recommend the following product: Organic Blue Spirulina Powder (Phycocyanin Extract), 50 Servings

Advice – this powder is extremely fine and can be quite messy to work with – so exercise caution when handling (and try to avoid wearing light-colors, as they may stain).


“Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie Ingredients

  • ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons blue spirulina powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed or chia seeds
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk, or milk of your choosing
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
Blue spirulina smoothie ingredients

“Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie Directions

  1. Add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, flax seeds, honey and almond milk to a blender.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the blue spirulina powder into the Greek yogurt.
  3. Once mixed, add the blue spirulina Greek yogurt to the blender with other ingredients.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Carefully pour into 2 glasses.
  6. Garnish with berries (optional) and serve.
Berry smoothie ingredients in blender

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“Berry Good” Blue Spirulina Smoothie

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Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Total time

6

minutes
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

  • 2 teaspoons blue spirulina powder

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons flax seed or chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk, or milk of your choosing

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions

  • Add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, flax seeds, honey and almond milk to a blender.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the blue spirulina powder into the greek yogurt.
  • Once mixed, add the blue spirulina greek yogurt to the blender with other ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Carefully pour into 2 glasses.
  • Garnish with berries (optional) and serve.

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