This is a smoothie I have been loving recently, because it has so many nutrients that support glowing, healthy skin.
The main superfood star of this smoothie is Spirulina, which is rich in chlorophyll, giving it the incredible dark green color. Chlorophyll has many healing effects, such as hormonal balance and detoxification. Spirulina is also great if you don’t eat lots of meat because it is very high in iron and protein. It is also good to consume instead of dairy because it is high in calcium. I like having this smoothie post exercise because spirulina supports muscle growth and endurance due to the antioxidants and high protein content.
Here is what you will need to make this smoothie:
- 1 tablespoon spirulina
- 1 tablespoon collagen peptides
- 1 frozen banana (if you use an unfrozen banana, add some ice cubes)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or almond, soy etc)
- 1-2 drops vanilla stevia drops
- 1 big handful of spinach or kale (or both!)
Blend everything together until smooth. This smoothie has over twenty grams of high-quality protein which is amazing. This smoothie is creamy, delicious and perfect for post-workout. The collagen and spirulina combined give it tons of protein to refuel and rebuild tired muscles, and it also contains tons of antioxidants and minerals. I strive to have at least one big green smoothie every single because it is an easy and convenient way to get a ton of nutrients in one meal.