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spirulina green smoothie

The green smoothies are getting more intense.

spirulina green smoothie

Believe it or not, I'm on day 15. I have had a green smoothie for 2 weeks straight, without exception. Two full weeks! It's hard to believe I made it this far. Each morning I look forward to concocting a bouquet of leafy greens in my blender. It takes only moments.

My smoothie has evolved in the past two weeks. I've expanded the foliage to include: mustard greens, collard greens, cucumbers. I've mixed in blueberries, strawberries, pears, apples, apple sauce, avocado and always a banana. It's always green (ok one time it was brown) and always delicious! Indeed, the smoothie has been varied over the days which allowed me to invite a power-packed amulet of protein to the party: Spirulina.

spirulina powder

Just a small spoonful or two:


Spirulina is a blue-green algae and the most complete green food available, with the highest amount of protein — 60% compared to red meat which is 27% and soy, 34%. Spirulina also packs a ton of vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidents. It is said to be able to reduce cholesterol, boost the immune system and perhaps even fight cancer cells. It prevents certain viruses from replicating and may even reduce allergies (it's a natural antihistamine.) It definitely gives me a boost of energy, something a single-mom of a non-stop two year old {almost three! next week!} desperately needs!

Health benefits aside, it intensifies the color of my smoothies.

spirulina green smoothie

spirulina green smoothie

spirulina green smoothie

I gaze upon my smoothie lovingly, taking in all it's green goodness and nutrition. And... if you are in WW, the smoothie is Zero points. That's right. Zero points. That equals free food! I absolutely love it!

Just look at that green perfection. Who knew it could taste so good, be so easy to make and be such a great benefit to you nutritionally? I'm barely hungry these days. I'm craving my smoothie instead of chocolate and sugar. It's been a real shift for me.

Have you made one yet? If so, what have you put in it?