This beautiful Blue Spirulina Smoothie is packed with nutrients and is a great way to start your day! With lots of fruit, no additional sweeteners, and no dairy, this smoothie is a healthy breakfast option when you are on the go.
This spirulina smoothie recipe is a fantastic way to get
your vitamins, and it's vegan. It only has a handful of ingredients, and it's
What You'll Need to Make a Blue Spirulina Smoothie
- Pineapple: I used frozen pineapple chunks. I love using frozen fruit in smoothies because it's so convenient and more accessible throughout the year.
- Peaches: I also used frozen peaches, sliced into smaller pieces. Some health benefits of eating peaches are improved digestion, boosting an immune system, decreasing inflammation, and many more.
- Banana: I used half a fresh banana for added creaminess and natural sugar.
- Blue Spirulina Powder: I used a blue spirulina powder by POPJOY. I got it on Amazon. I have no affiliation with their brand. I love using it and will always recommend products I use in my recipes. Their blue spirulina is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and paleo. You can easily add it to your diet by adding a teaspoon to your smoothie, lattes, etc. It will give you a beautiful blue hue from the blue-green algae, and there is no algae aftertaste.
- Milk: I used oat milk, but feel free to use any milk of your preference.
Why You'll Love this Smoothie
- Easy and super fast to make
- Beautiful and packed with nutrients
- Great breakfast option when you are on the go
- Anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting ingredients
Equipment and Tools Needed
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Bowl or jar (or glass)
How to Make
Whether you want to make a smoothie bowl or drink it from a jar or glass, it's straightforward to make it. Follow the next steps:
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into a glass or spoon into a bowl, based on the thickness, and serve immediately.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Use a high-powered blender: Since most ingredients are frozen, you will need a high-powered blender. I used the Nutri Bullet blender, which required a few shakes to blend all the frozen fruit thoroughly. You might need to scrape the sides of your blender to help with blending.
- Adjust the liquid amount accordingly: This smoothie will already be thicker since most of the fruit is frozen. But, if using fresh fruit, start with less liquid and add more if needed.
Recipe Variations and Ingredients Substitution
- Add greens: This smoothie is already packed with lots of nutrients, but you can always add a handful of greens of your choice. Some of my favorites are kale, spinach, and arugula. Although arugula has a little spicy kick, be mindful of that.
- Add nuts: For added omega-3 intake, add nuts of your choice. Almonds are a great option.
- Use different milk: If you are not vegan or don't like oat milk, feel free to substitute it with milk of your choice.
- Use different liquids altogether: Not a fan of milk? Use water or juice of your preference. Please note that the juice flavor might affect the taste of the smoothie.
- Make a blue spirulina smoothie bowl: If you prefer to have a smoothie bowl, add less liquid. Start with 1/3 cup of oat milk and add more if needed. Add your favorite fresh fruit and other toppings, and you will have a beautiful smoothie bowl that's also healthy and nutritious—dragon fruit is one of the great options to add.
Serve this smoothie in a jar or glass and drink it with a straw. If you prefer a smoothie bowl, add less liquid to create a thicker smoothie. Add other fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds to make a beautiful and perfect smoothie bowl.
How to Store
For the best taste and consistency, this smoothie is the best when enjoyed fresh. You will have one large or two smaller portions with the number of ingredients used for this recipe.
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Have you made this recipe? Please let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear your suggestions and recipe variations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Blue spirulina is a blue-green alga that grows in alkaline waterways. Humans and animals can consume it. It's considered one of the superfoods.
When added to a smoothie as a powder, you will barely notice it at all. It does not have strong algae taste like the green spirulina.
You can find it in your local grocery store or on Amazon.
Green spirulina has many more health benefits than blue spirulina. Although green spirulina has strong algae taste that blue spirulina doesn't.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup frozen peaches, sliced in smaller pieces
- 1/2 fresh banana
- 1 tsp blue spirulina powder
- 1 cup oat milk