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spirulina smoothie

spirulina-apple-cucumber-carrot smoothie

If it tastes awful, it can’t be good for you; that’s what I think and that’s the problem I have with some super foods. Take for instance spirulina. I haven’t met anyone yet who thinks that stuff tastes nice. At the same time it’s one of the best super foods there is. (See below). So I experimented for a while with smoothies to find me a good way to actually drink spirulina. This spirulina-apple-cucumber-carrot smoothie is the one I came up with.

-2 apples
-1 cucumber
-10 carrots
-coconut water
-one spoon spirulina

Cut everything in small peaces. Do some coconut water in the blender until the knife is under water and add the spirulina, apple, cucumber and carrot. Blend until smooth. You can add as much coconut water as you want to make it as fluid as you want. If it’s still to ‘spirulina’, put some more apples in.

If you’re going to try it, let me know what you think of it. If you have a better spirulina recipe, also let me know!

Why you should drink this:
-Spirulina is 65% protein and amino acids.
-Spirulina contains Omega 3-,6 and 9s and is especially high in Omega-3s.
-Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
-Spirulina has a very high concentration of bio-available iron.
-Spirulina is a great source of nutrients: vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E.
-Spirulina is a good source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
-Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body and help remove them.
-Spirulina can increase fat burning during exercise.

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