Green Spirulina Smoothie - CNM Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef

Green Spirulina Smoothie

Green Spirulina Smoothie

There’s a host of goodness in this green smoothie, including beneficial gut bacteria from the kefir, but one ingredient to shout about is spirulina, which is considered one of the most nutritionally whole superfoods. It’s a complete protein, packed with all the essential amino acids, and one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, with 10 times the beta-carotene of carrots per serving.
Spirulina is also rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as the minerals potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron and magnesium. Thanks to these nutrients, spirulina has been shown to help the body fight infection, support cholesterol regulation and possibly aid weight loss.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 100 g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 ground cinnamon pods
  • a fat slice of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 100 ml coconut milk kefir
  • 1 date (unsulphured)
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • enough filtered water to bring it all together

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth and enjoy.

Notes

You can swap the spinach out for any other green, be it kale, watercress, or even foraged nettles – experiment! Tahini can be swapped for coconut oil, avocado or a cold-pressed oil like flaxseed, pumpkin seed or hemp.
Allergens: sesame seeds (in tahini)
CNM recommends the use of organic ingredients.