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Spirulina, the Ultimate Superfood? + Banana, Blueberry & Red Peanut Smoothie (Vegan/Vegetarian/GF)

This is a WONDERFUL smoothie which uses the magnificent superfood- SPIRULINA. AWESOME!

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imageI loved this smoothie! It has an unusual combination of ingredients and I wasn’t expecting to photograph it at all because usually anything with dark ingredients, and especially Spirulina, will look less than appetising. I was pleasantly surprised, it looks just like a milkshake!

Nutritionally, it has everything you could ask for: potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, protein, B12, Vitamin K, iodine, essential fatty acids, fibre – in fact, more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than you can shake a spoon at.

This so-called superfood can help with post-exercise recovery and fatigue, plus reduce the symptoms of Candida and of allergic rhinitis, among other benefits.

Spirulinais an algae that is mostly protein (between 60% and 70%) and contains a long list of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. I found it difficult to take on its own when I first tried it just in water, it was better in a…

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About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

8 Comments on Spirulina, the Ultimate Superfood? + Banana, Blueberry & Red Peanut Smoothie (Vegan/Vegetarian/GF)

  1. Thank you. I have a hate hate with spirula but you remind why i take .. i had stopped will start again..

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  2. Where do you buy it?

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  3. Michael van breda // July 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm // Reply

    Supefoods are amazing. I like your post. you have so many amazing ideas. And I can’t wait to try them. I have been trying this new product. 35 superfoods in one amazing bottle. I thought maybe this could be something you might be interested to look at. I thought this would go well with what you do and can use it in cooking and just a drink. It has amazing attributes in Its gluten-free. Vegan approves and vegetarian approved. and much more. enjoy http://www.goalgettersgetit.com/products/nutrifii/index.php?video=BXjmuZKiUls#playVideo

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