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Emerald Energizer Vegan Smoothie Recipe

by | March 29, 2019

Spirulina is an algae that can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is considered a superfood due to its high nutritional content and health benefits. It has a high protein, vitamin and iron content, making it an excellent dietary supplement for people on a vegan diet. Here’s a wonderful way to incorporate spirulina in your diet.

Emerald Energizer Vegan Smoothie
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Emerald Energizer Vegan Smoothie Recipe

Research suggests that spirulina has amazing antioxidant and inflammation-reducing properties, as well as being great for regulating immune system.

One tablespoon of dried spirulina contains:

  • 20 calories
  • 4.02 g of protein
  • 1.67 g of carbohydrate
  • 0.54 g of fat
  • 8 milligrams (mg) of calcium
  • 2 mg of iron
  • 14 mg of magnesium
  • 8 mg of phosphorous
  • 95 mg of potassium
  • 73 mg of sodium
  • 0.7 mg of vitamin C
  • Spirulina also has thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamins B-6, A, and K.

[Related: Icy Blue Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie]

As a runner, spring is when I really start to gear up the mileage. The weather is getting a little warmer and the days are getting longer. I love to whip up this Emerald Energizer Vegan Smoothie in the mornings, or any time of day when I feel like I need a boost of energy.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (115 g) vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups (400 g) pineapple, peeled, cubed
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 cups (60 g) spinach
  • 2tsp (6 g) Spirulina flakes
  • 2 cups (260 g) ice cubes
  • sweetener, to taste

Directions

  1. Dump all of the ingredients above into a blender and secure the lid.
  2. Turn the blender on and increase to the highest speed slowly.
  3. Blend for one minute.
  4. Serve immediately.

Did you like this vegan smoothie? Let me know in the comments below.


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