Recipes, Smoothies

Well hello there, spirulina.

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(I love two things in this picture: this smoothie and this karma tee. Thank you 3B for my new fav tee:) )

Who is ready for a delicious protein, amino acid filled, vitamin packed green smoothie?

I volunteer for tribute.

This smoothie recipe is really simple, but yet so delicious! And it has one of my favorite super foods- spirulina! My father (my smoothie teacher) discovered spirulina on one of his little surf trips to Indonesia! His old childhood friend would drink it every morning while in Indo, so my dad did some experimenting with it when he came home. I tried it and fell in love with it. I had it all the time my freshman year of college! I think it tastes like Oreos… (But that also just shows how long it has been since I have had an oreo.)

Spirulina is a blue green algae that is filled with essential amino acids, iron, protein, and vitamins! Woot woot!

Okay, time for some smoothie magic!

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The Spirulina Smoothie.

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup plant milk (Coconut Almond is always my go to! My favorite brand is this one.

1 banana (unfrozen)

Handful of Spinach

1/2 scoop Vanilla Vega Protein Powder (Order online here. Or you can find it at Smiths, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, etc.)

1 tsp Spirulina powder (You can usually find it an any health foods store. Or for amazon, click here.)

1 cup ice

Directions: 

Add your milk, banana, and spinach into your smoothie to blend. Once blended, add your powders! (Beware: Spirulina can get messy because the powder is so fine!) Then add your ice! Enjoy! 🙂

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Love,

Rachel Aletta

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Y para mis queridas amigas…

Ingredients:

1/2 taza de leche de planta

1 platano

1 un puñado de espinaca

1 cucharada de polvo de vanilla (Puede comprar la vanilla aqui. También puede comprarla en la tienda local (Fry’s, Smith’s, Sprouts, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes)

1 cucharada de polvo de spirulina (También puede comprar el polvo de spirulina aqui o en una tienda como Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, or Sprouts)

1 taza hielo

Direcciones:

Verter la leche en la licuadora. Cortar el platano y anadirlo a la licuadora. Anadir los polvos. Aumentar la velocidad de su licuador y gradualmente anadir el hielo.

Buen provecho! 🙂

Con amor,

Raquel Aletta 🙂

 

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