If you have read any of our other posts on Smoothies, you would know that we are quite keen on them here at Munch. In this post we share one of Kate Day’s smoothie recipes – her Spirulina and spinach super smoothie. Before we share that recipe let’s examine some of the health benefits of spirulina.
Health benefits of spirulina
Spirulina contains many essential nutrients for human body. These nutrients are required by our body to grow properly. It has some important nutrients, such as B complex vitamins, vitamin E, and also beta-carotene. These vitamins are good for improving our overall health. This product also contains high amount of protein. Therefore, it is considered as one of the best protein sources for many people. It also contains some other nutrients, such as minerals, cholorphyll, and also antioxidants. These active ingredients are good to improve the overall human health.
Spirulina supplement is actually one of the richest and most complete food source present in the world. It has over a 100 types of nutrients, more than any other type of grain, plant, or herb. The product is widely used as a food supplement to boost ones energy, maintain health, and reduce weight among other uses.
Mummy to three small boys
- 1 kiwifruit
- ¼ cup frozen berries
- ½ small banana
- ½ tsp spirulina a handful baby spinach leaves
- 50ml pineapple or apple juice or water (if using water add a bit of extra banana to take away any bitterness)
- Blend all the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
- Serve in a plastic mug or glass with a smoothie straw.