As the summer heat descends, you’re on the hunt for something oh-so-fresh to fill your belly and lift your spirits, but not to weigh you down. These spirulina smoothies are the perfect treat— refreshing, healthy and delicious.
Spirulina is just about the healthiest food found on this planet. No—really. If you don’t trust us, take confidence in the 65+ nutrients found in spirulina including all essential amino acids and 10 non-essential amino acids. It is 50-70% protein in weight. This means spirulina packs a surprising amount of plant-based protein in very few calories.
In addition to protein, you’ll find an astounding nutrition profile filled with vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and many powerful antioxidants.
The great thing about spirulina is that it can easily be found in powder form, so adding it to your smoothies is as easy as scoop and dump.
Looking for some inspiration? We’ve got your back. These summer spirulina smoothies will keep you full and energized for hours. Plus, the refreshing icy coolness doesn’t hurt either!
Super Green Spirulina Smoothie (5 Ingredients!)
Photo and recipe credit: Minimalist Baker
This bright green smoothie is surprisingly sweet and provides an insane amount of nutrition—and spirulina isn’t the only supplier.
Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin B6.
Coconut milk offers immune-boosting and disease-preventing benefits, and it’s non-dairy.
Cucumbers are a great detoxifying and anti-inflammatory vegetable that will keep you cool and hydrated in the hot summer months.
Not only does spinach contain tons of folic acid, sulfur, and vitamin C—it’s topping the bioflavonoid charts including the USDA Flavonoid Database. It contains many valuable antioxidants including lutein and zeaxanthin, which, among other things, protect your eyes and vision long term.
Whip this smoothie up in a matter of minutes and you’ve got yourself a plant-based, protein-filled, antioxidant-rich breakfast on-the-go!
- 1 frozen, ripe banana
- ½ cup cucumber, sliced
- ¾ cup light coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped spinach or kale
- 1 tsp spirulina powder
- Optional: 1 Tbsp hemp seeds or chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- If it is too thick, add coconut milk. If it is too thin, add ice or more frozen banana.
Superfood Spirulina Smoothie Recipe
Photo and recipe credit: Fitness Republic
This is the perfect post-workout recipe. This blueberry-spirulina antioxidant powerhouse provides a free-radical butt-kicking that will knock them to the middle of next week. The almond milk and maple syrup add a subtle sweetness that’ll have you licking the blender clean (please watch out for the blades in your frenzied attack).
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 1 cup blueberries
- Ice cubes
- Maple syrup to taste
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Add maple syrup to taste.
Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie
Photo and recipe credit: Unsweetened Caroline
Is there such a thing as too much nutrition? If there is, you may point a finger at this smoothie. Banana, blueberries, kale, and spirulina—this is one nutritious and oh-so-delicious recipe to get your summer spirits high.
- 1 frozen, sliced banana
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or almond milk, or coconut milk)
- 1 tsp spirulina
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Spirulina Tropical Swirl
Photo and recipe credit: Skinny Limits
This is undoubtedly the unicorn of spirulina smoothies.
The spirulina in this one takes a classic mango, banana, and orange smoothie to the next level. And it’s beautiful to boot.
- 2 cups frozen mango
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 Tbsp spirulina
- 1 cup water, if needed
- Blend mango, banana, and orange juice together, adding water as needed for desired consistency.
- Pour half into a glass.
- Blend the remaining half with the spirulina until fully combined.
- Add the spirulina blend to the glass and gently mix together to achieve the swirl effect.
Spirulina and Banana Chocolate Smoothie
Photo and recipe credit: Munchies
This smoothie is jam-packed with delicious and filling ingredients that will keep you satisfied for hours. Keep in mind that this recipe serves 6, so you can store some in the fridge for later, or make a whole meal-in-a-cup for your friends and family to enjoy with you.
- 2 cups coconut water
- 2 cups hemp milk
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- ½ tsp-1 Tbsp spirulina powder (depending on tolerance and experience with spirulina)
- 8 leaves kale
- 2 frozen bananas
- 3 medjool dates
- Blend until smooth
Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
Photo and recipe credit: The Glowing Fridge
This smoothie is more of an ice-cream because it’s meant to be eaten with a spoon. This is hands-down the healthiest ice-cream you will ever eat. Breakfast has never treated you so well.
- 3 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
- ½ ripe avocado
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla plant-based vegan protein powder
- ½ tsp spirulina powder
- Chia seeds
- Toasted/shredded coconut flakes
- Fresh fruit
- Remove bananas from freezer and let them defrost 5-10 min.
- Add all ingredients to blender on high speed and pulse until thick and creamy
- Transfer to a bowl, add toppings, and enjoy!
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A Final Word From Energetic Lifestyle
If you’re looking for a special summer treat to cool you down and lift your mood, look no further than these filling nutritious spirulina smoothies!