Super Spirulina Smoothie

spirulina smoothie

Spirulina is a blue-green algae (though that is a misnomer for cyanobacteria — a photosynthesizing bacteria) that can be found in healthy places like the ocean and Whole Foods. In dry, powdered form, it’s a deep, rich forest green and reminds me of a high-quality dry tempera paint. Once blended into a green spirulina smoothie, it delivers a grassy, slightly bitter flavor that is best matched by some yogurt and honey. Spirulina is high in iron and may help reduce your allergies. One tablespoon has about 2 milligrams of iron and 4 grams of protein.

This ultra-green spirulina smoothie recipe combines spirulina with aloe vera juice (good for digestive health) and fresh spinach and strawberries for a dose of vitamin C, plus some flax seed and nutritional yeast for Omega oils and B-vitamins. This smoothie is a powerhouse! And it doesn’t taste too bad, either.


Super Spirulina Smoothie

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
  • 1/4 cup spinach leaves, packed
  • 56 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon spirulina powder
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed
  • 12 teaspoons honey


  1. Combine all in a blender and puree.


  • Calories: 275

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  1. Terry on August 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    No spirulina for me. Back in the late 70’s it was a fad. I picked up some capsules from the Health Food Store and took as directed. For the next three days, I had a lump in my digestive tract and I could feel every inch of its progress. I got rid of it and will not try again.

  2. ted on August 18, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Because super micro-algae like Spirulina absorb heavy metals from their environment, it is critically important that the Spirulina is grown in a pristine location, like Hainan Island for example.
    Be careful of supplement pills and choose a company that is fair trade and ethical, we never know what’s in those pills. It should only have spirulina on the label and nothing else.
    Spirulina is a great superfood to add to your diet, especially people with anemia.

    • Hilah on August 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks for the spirulina info, Ted!

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