Friday, January 18, 2013
Healthy Vegan Friday: Spirulina Blueberry Smoothie
Happy Friday! Today's post is a smoothie recipe for Healthy Vegan Friday. Healthy Vegan Fridays is a recipe link up hosted by Carrie at Carrie On Vegan and Gabby at The Veggie Nook. Every Friday bloggers submit healthy whole food vegan recipes. They get a pretty awesome turnout, so if you haven't checked it out I recommend taking a look.
While I was doing some shopping at my neighborhood food coop last week I treated myself to a jar of my favorite spirulina. I'm not sure why I let my pantry sit void of this for so long. I really love adding it to smoothies. In case you don't know, spirulina is a complete source of protein with 4.8 grams per tablespoon. And when I have it in the house all of my smoothies are greenish black in color. Not very pretty, but super tasty. Here's the smoothie I've been having this week:
Spirulina Blueberry Smoothie
2 handfuls spinach
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter or sunflower seed butter
2-3 cups almond milk + more for blending if needed
2 tablespoons spirulina
Blend up in high speed blender until smooth. Add more almond milk or water as needed to get desired consistency. This makes a lot of smoothie and I share it with my boyfriend, so cut the recipe in half for one person or put the leftovers in jars in the fridge for later.
Also, that cute kitten cup was a gift from my boyfriend. He picked it up at our favorite Asian grocery store. They have the cutest collection of cat stuff there. But I also think it's fitting to drink the spirulina smoothies from my zombie mug.
Any big plans this weekend? I'll be doing homework and sticking close to home because I'm on call for work until Monday morning. Also, it's cold here and sort of trying to snow this morning. I plan on curling up with books and hot chai tea. See you next week!