Blue Spirulina Smoothie without Bananas
Unforgettable Fancy Pineapple bowl Experience
Have you eaten your Superfood Tropical Smoothie (without BANANAS) out of a Pineapple before?
Guys, you’re missing out!!
4 Reasons why you’ll love this Smoothie recipe
- It’s super refreshing and tasty eating out of a pineapple
- Spirulina is a superfood!
- It’s low calorie and energising at the same time!
- This tropical smoothie is highly loaded with nutrition
Phycocyanin is the reason why algae have such a vibrant blue-green colour.
and is believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth.
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DAIRY-FREE (if chosen dairy-free milk), VEGAN (if chosen a vegan milk/yogurt), VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, AND NATURALLY SWEETENED.
Fun fact: The algae spirulina is one of the oldest life forms on our planet!
Smoothie recipe video.
Here is the video on how to make the tropical spirulina smoothie recipe. Just a note on the side, the order is not the ideal order to blend the smoothie. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the recipe below.
How much time do you need to make this Smoothie recipe?
To prepare the pineapple bowls you need about 3-5 minutes.
And to make the smoothie you need another 5 minutes max.
When is the best time to consume this Tropical Smoothie with Spirulina?
I suggest making this as a breakfast smoothie,
that’s because spirulina can give you a natural energy boost.
Plus, it tastes super refreshing. Especially eating it from a pineapple bowl.
You can also make it any time throughout the day, for the same reasons. For a lunch/brunch with your friends on a lovely spring or summer day, it’s just the ideal occasion.
Or even for a dessert. But you might want to keep the amount a little lower.
Whenever you need an extra “shoup” (is that a word?) of energy, this is the moment to have this smoothie.
Like for pregnant ladies, when you are it’s the “time of your month” or even for the elderly, as nature-hawaii.com suggests.
Although some other sources have recommended that more research is needed to make a clear statement if the supplement should be consumed during pregnancy.
For now, it might be better to ask your health provider for advice.
How many calories are in this Smoothie Recipe with Spirulina?
This tropical breakfast smoothie contains just 154.7 calories.
So, if you do consume it for breakfast, feel free to add plenty of toppings to this smoothie to make it filling.
How do you make a smoothie more filling?
Smoothies that are high in healthy fats, protein, and fibre have a good potential to be satisfying for hours.
Let’s look at the breakdown:
Fat: 4% (too low)
Protein: 21% (very good)
Fibre: 7% (could be more)
Add more fat and fibre containing toppings, such as:
Nuts, seeds, nut butter, chia seeds or fruits.
Step by step Guide on How to make the Tropical Spirulina Smoothie in Pineapple Bowls
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to make a Tropical Spirulina Smoothie with a Pineapple Bowl (without bananas)
- The day before: Prep work:
Buy your ingredients, and freeze the mangos, pineapples, and cauliflowers a day before.
- Prepare your Pineapple bowls
Slice the pineapples in halves. Then scoop out the 2 pineapple halves with a spoon. You can reuse the fresh pineapple “flesh” and add some (not all) for the smoothie, or freeze it (my preferred method) for another smoothie.
NOTE: Leave around 1.5-2 CM of a pineapple “border” when you scoop it out.
- Make your smoothie
Blend all ingredients. Follow the order as in the recipe, below. Softs first (milk, yogurt), followed by powders (spirulina and optional protein powder).
Next, you add any frozen fruits and veggies (mangos, pineapples, cauliflowers) and add in the end your ice if wanted. Blend until smooth.
- Serve the Spirulina Smoothie in the Tropical Pineapple bowls
Finally, just pour the smoothie into the bowls.
But don’t overfill it.
Add as many toppings as you like over the smoothies, and enjoy immediately.
(Before the smoothie sinks into the pineapple :))
Health Benefits Of This Pineapple Blue Spirulina Smoothie Recipe
As promised this smoothie is not just a STUNNER look at it, it is also super powerful because it’s doing a lot for your health and your body.
I was trying to list the most important benefits only here:
16 Reasons – why Spirulina is good for you.
- detox heavy metal
- Lowers blood pressure
- Raises “good” HDL cholesterol
- Lowers (LDL) Cholesterol
- Gut health!!
- Prevention of oxidation (which would cause many diseases)
- May regulates diabetes
- Weight loss
- Boost metabolism / energy
- Anti cancerous
- Muscle strength/ performance
- Healthy heart
- Improves allergy symptoms
RISKS (consuming too much Spirulina):
- Abdominal pain
Nutritional breakdown of the Tropical Smoothie Recipe with Spirulina
- Calories – 154.7Kcal =8%
- Total Fat – 2.8 g = 4%
- Carbs – 24.5 g = 9%
- Sugars – 21 g = 23%
- Protein – 10.4 g = 21%
- Fiber – 1.89 g = 7%
- Calcium – 16%
- Magnesium – 10%
- Potassium – 10%
- Iron – 19%
- Phosphorus – 11%
- Thiamine B1 – 23%
- Riboflavin B2 – 37% (breaks down nutrition in food: carbs, protein and fats. B2 might prevent migraines, types of cancer, cataracts, seizures, cardiovascular disease, dementia and more))
- Folic Acid B9 – 8%
- Vitamin B12 – 38% (energy booster, improved memory, preventing heart diseases, helps with blood formation and anaemia prevention and more)
- Vitamin D 15%
The percentage value is based on a 2000 calorie diet (calculated from whisk.com).
While this smoothie is healthy and contains vitamins and nutrients, there are still ways to make it healthier:
Tropical Spirulina Smoothie (without Banana)Recipe Ingredients
UNSWEETENED PLANT-BASED MILK:
I recommend always adding just a splash if you want to make a thick smoothie. Unless you have a “not so powerful” blender, then add a bit more. You can always add more.
Here you can use any milk, even dairy milk. But I suggest using unsweetened or fat-reduced milk for optimal health benefits. You can use even coconut water.
I love adding this, as it makes the smoothie “tangy”. A superfood that adds tangy flavour and tons of protein and it’s very good for your health. (Feel free to use a dairy-free/vegan sub).
One of the main ingredients is because they are super sweet and add a lot of flavours.
Additionally, you want to add them, because they pair very well with mangos. They add flavour.
BLUE SPIRULINA (powder):
Do I even have to say why? Well, not only for the vibrant gorgeous colour but mainly for the incredible health benefits.
If you have never added cauliflowers, you will have to try it! Why? Because they add thickness, and health benefits and make your smoothie thicker. But just make sure when you freeze them to break them into small florets. Because cauliflower is super thick once frozen.
If you want to increase your protein intake further, gain more energy, and make it more filling. I’d choose the vanilla flavour.
Omg! They are so adorable! Use mini-ice cubes, for less powerful (“travel blender”) for hot summer days.
Dietary Adjustments for the Tropical Smoothie without Bananas
Is this Tropical Spirulina Smoothie vegan?
If you choose Greek yogurt, this smoothie is NOT vegan. Because traditional Greek yogurt is made from cow’s milk.
But you can choose an alternative (unsweetened) yogurt, that is vegan.
And the same goes for milk: I usually choose anyway a plant-based milk. Always unsweetened. So you can do the same, and that makes it a vegan too.
You can make smoothies with any milk.
If you’re having trouble deciding the milk type, have a look at this guide:
Is this Tropical Smoothie without bananas gluten-free?
Yes, this banana, cinnamon, and vanilla smoothie is a 100% gluten-free smoothie recipe!
Is this Spirulina Smoothie a dairy-free smoothie?
Again, this smoothie is also dairy-free. But make sure to substitute Greek yogurt with a dairy-free yogurt of your choice. Ideally an unsweetened yogurt.
And ensure to choose also dairy-free plant-based milk, such as almond, soy or cashew milk.
Is this Smoothie a meal-replacement smoothie?
No, this smoothie is a low-calorie smoothie. It’s too low in healthy fats and fibre.
How to make it a meal-replacement smoothie?
If you like to turn it into a meal replacement smoothie, then fats and fibre, but add nuts, and seeds.
You can comment below anytime if you want me to calculate specific nutrition for you.
The Tropical Blue Spirulina Smoothie without Bananas – Recipe
- 1 Blender
- 1 whole fresh pineapple (for the bowl, to eat from)
- 3 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup unsweetened milk of your choice
- 2 tbsp blue spirulina (approx.)
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup frozen mangos
- ½ cup frozen cauliflower floret (as small as possible)
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
- 0.5 cup ice (optional)
Prepare your Pineapple halves:
- Cut the pineapple into 2 halves.
- Spoon out the inside of the pineapples with a spoon. leave a 1.5-2 cm border.(You can use the flesh for another smoothie (freeze) or as a snack). Put the 2 halves to the side for later.
Prep your smoothie:
- Firstly, add the milk and yogurt to the blender.
- Now add the spirulina powder, and protein powder (optional).
- Afterwards toss your frozen fruits into the blender: mangos, cauliflowers, pineapples.
- In the end, you can add ice, if you have a good blender.
- Blend all on low setting until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into the pineapple bowls, and sprinkle any toppings over your pineapple smoothie bowls. Enjoy immediately 🙂
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