Happy Friday, y’all! Today I’m excited to share my recipe for a vegan green energy smoothie that tastes great AND it’s good for you! Even though I try to sneak some greens in my lunch and dinner every day, I feel like I’m not eating enough fruit or veggies on a daily basis – that’s where this smoothie comes into play. I’m not kidding you when I say I haven’t had that energy slump around 2pm (you know the one I’m talking about) since I started drinking this smoothie for lunch!
I actually didn’t know much about spirulina when Sari Foods Co. asked me if I’d like to try it, but I started doing a bit of research and found out that spirulina is made up of a blue-green algae that is arguably one of the most nutrient-dense foods ever. It’s also high in protein and vitamins, which can help boost your energy! I found the taste was mild at most and you probably won’t even taste it depending on what fruits and veggies you add to a smoothie.
The best thing about smoothies is you can’t really mess them up! You can add your favorite fruits and veggies and a scoop of protein to really pack a punch and it makes a great lunch on-the-go (or a post-workout snack!).
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup strawberries, halved
- 1/2 of a medium banana
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 tsp almond butter
- 1 scoop vegan protein powder (I used Vega)
- 1 tbsp spirulina
- Pour strawberries, banana and almond milk in a blender and blend until liquified.
- Add almond butter, protein powder, spirulina and ice and blend until smooth and there are no ice chunks remaining.
- Pour smoothie into a glass and serve!
Anyone else tried spirulina? How did you use it? Share in the comments below! Be sure to let me know if you try this vegan green energy smoothie – I’d love to hear what you think 🙂 Follow me on Pinterest for more healthy, clean eating ideas!
Disclaimer: I was sent a bag of spirulina by Sari Foods Co. in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own.