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Superhero Smoothie

11
Jun

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It seems the busier life gets…the more headaches I get…the more tired I feel…the more susceptible I am to colds.

It’s easy to reach for coffee or chocolate on a hectic day, but those are the days I really need that extra nutritional boost…something to give me energy and strength for the coming day.

Ever since I started taking spirulina I have been feeling better and I feel more energetic than usual. Also, I’ve been exposed to a lot of people with colds lately and I haven’t succumbed. I feel that spirulina really boosted my system.

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If I don’t take a teaspoon of the powdered spirulina by the afternoon, then I will take 6 doses of the tablet version.

This is my newest smoothie…great for boosting your immune system, detoxifying your body, upping your protein, and giving you more energy.

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Superhero Smoothie

  1. ½ – ¾ cup organic strawberries, frozen
  2. ¼ – ½ avocado
  3. 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  4. 1 scoop brown rice protein powder*
  5. 1 orange, peeled
  6. 5 ice cubes
  7. 1 tbsp. orange juice concentrate, unsweetened
  8. ½ cup almond milk
  9. 1 tsp. spirulina

*I used Vega Sport protein powder

Blend everything together in a high-speed blender. If you like things sweeter, pop in a packet of Truvia.

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For even more superhero powers add these in:

  • 1 scoop supergreen powder
  • A handful of leafy greens
  • 1 tsp. maca
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

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(enjoying my Superhero Smoothie after a workout via Instagram)

Maybe you just acquired spirulina and aren’t sure what to do with it besides adding it to smoothies?

I’m so excited because Courtney of Spirulina Junkie sent me her beautiful e-book that is chock full of fantastic recipes (and pictures!). What’s really cool is that ALL the recipes use spirulina. I really want to try her Spirulina Pasta, Green Chocolate, and Spirulina-Coconut Chips.

Please check out her wonderful site – she’s got some super fun recipes and info there. Or follow her on Twitter!

Now I’m off to spend some time with my family. I have eleven of my nieces and nephews here right now for a couple days (as well as my sister) so it’s crazy busy, loud, and super fun.

What’s keeps you from getting colds? How many nieces and nephews do you have?

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21 Responses to “Superhero Smoothie”

  1. Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit

    I really need to try spirulina. I keep hearing such good things about it and it would be so easy to add to my morning smoothie.

  2. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    Spirulina is definitely on my list of things to try out.

  3. John

    Great recipe, but please leave out the commercially produced Truvia! I am all for Stevia, but find a better choice! Cargill manufactures it!

    http://www.foodrenegade.com/is-truvia-healthy/

  4. Charissa

    John ~ What an interesting article….thanks so much for sharing. Typically I leave out Truvia because I think the fruit makes things sweet enough…but it’s a nice option for those people who like things sweeter. While I agree Truvia isn’t as natural as people think it is…I still believe it’s a better substitute for real sugar.

  5. Kat @ a dash of fairydust

    I need to ty spirulina! So interesting. :)

  6. Tanya Phillips

    I have been wanting to try spirulina in my smoothies too. What does it taste like? Does it add any flavoring to your smoothie?

  7. shannonmarie (rawdorable

    Yummy! I’ll have to try that one.

    Oh, and I have 3 nephews :-)

  8. Ali

    Love the unique combo! Will have to give it a whirl ;)….

  9. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I could defineitely do with one of these right now :) I’m really not feeling that great

  10. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    That smoothie looks great! I’m doing a green smoothie challenge now and will have to try it. I’ve been hearing so many great things about spirulina!

  11. Danielle

    Okay, I am going to try this because it also involves brown rice protein powder, and that’s what I use. You’ve made me brave. And you look happy in the photo.

  12. Miz

    ooooh and I AM MAKING THIS FOR MY NIECE!
    she’s been so sick.

    thank you thank you.

  13. Bex

    great smoothie recipe, pinned! and on the Truvia tip, raw organic stevia is becoming super easy to find. if not organic, stevia in the raw (the brand) is everywhere. xo

  14. Kierston

    That superhero smoothie sounds and looks delish! You look gorgeous in your pic! :) Have a great day!

  15. Molly RItterbeck

    Okay….I am enjoying reading the reactions of more and more people about this new product…I think it is time to invest!

  16. Cara

    I’ve never tried spirulina – I think you’ve sold me! This smoothie sounds delish.

  17. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like a delicious way to get my spirulina. Thanks for the tip on the ebook too, I’m going to look into it.

  18. Amy

    Hey Charissa,

    I just discovered your lovely website and wanted to say hello! I am the graphic designer who did Courtney’s spirulina recipe book, so your sweet comment about it prompted me to make contact.

    I’m currently working on opening up a raw food restaurant in Toronto and I love spirulina too!

    All the best to you and looking forward to reading some of your adventures!

  19. Charissa

    Amy~ That’s awesome you’re opening a raw restaurant! So cool! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Marissa

    I have been wanting to try spirulina out but I was wondering what your thoughts are about taking while you are pregnant? I have read contradicting things about it. Of course I just want to make sure its safe but know if has a lot of nutrition in it. Thanks so much!

  21. Charissa

    Marissa – First of all, I’m not a registered dietician, so all I can offer you is my opinion. I think what matters is the quality of the supplement – not all are the same. Personally, I think it’s safe & beneficial…as long as the product quality is good and goes through all the inspections/FDA qualifications. That’s why I love Nutrex (here’s their page talking about quality http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com/quality). If you come back to my blog on Monday, I’ll be having a discount code for that specific spirulina company go live (little insider sneak peek!). ;)


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