Not too long ago I gave a talk at Carleton (what an awesome group it was!) about supplements. I made some suggestions (see an earlier post on this blog for that info) and then offered recipes and samples of nutrient dense things to try at home. The green smoothie was a hit! (although we ran low on liquid for the last, thicker batch!!!)
Here is the recipe for it, but feel free to experiment with different fruit (blueberries hide "green" flavour well). Spirulina is an incredible addition your daily life. It
is a complete protein source as it contains 8 essential amino acids, it is rich in vitamin A (beta carotene), B1, B2, B6, B12, E, and K and has an abundance of chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and enzymes - all things that help to boost energy and cellular health. Spirulina is a source of gamma linolenic acid [GLA], an EFA necessary for the health of the nervous system and easy to absorb iron. You can buy it in powder form (what you would add to smoothies, or soups, stews, etc....) or in a capsule if the taste is somewhat disagreeable! I choose pineapple on the rare occasion that I use juice because it contains BROMELAIN, an excellent digestive and anti-inflammatory enzyme.
1 CUP CHOPPED KALE
1 CUP UNSWEETENED VANILLA ALMOND MILK
½ CUP PINEAPPLE JUICE
1 CUP FROZEN TROPICAL FRUIT
½ - 1 TEASPOON SPIRULINA
Everything into a blender!!
It is that easy :)