Super Berry Green Smoothie Bowl
Hooray Spring is in full force and Summer is on its way!! Time to break out more smoothie recipes!
Green smoothie bowls are some of my go-to’s in the spring/summer and provide a pack-a-punch nutrients! I love adding spinach to bowls. Regardless of if you want a green colored bowl or not, you can still add it and cover it with berries or chocolate BUT in this case I accentuated the bowl color by adding some super green spirulina!
For those of you who aren’t aware, Spirulina provides a lot of punch in flavor and in nutrients! It contains copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and potassium along with other minerals. Super powerful and contains a lot of SUPER benefits!
One of the things I just finished was a major detox in my body - much of which was heavy metals accumulated over the years through the environment. Though what you drink, the air you breathe, and possibly those fillings you had!
IF you’re looking to do a heavy metal detox this is a great remedy! From David Wolfe’s website, “A study on patients with chronic arsenic poisoning found that spirulina extract decreased the arsenic in the patients’ bodies by 47%. Arsenic can accumulate in the body from contaminated drinking water.”
Wow, that’s powerful!
One of the major things I was working on over the past 6 weeks was cleaning up my gut from bacterial overgrowth which is sometimes referred to as candida. This comes from a imbalance of gut bacteria which can cause digestion problems, bloating, leaky gut and host of other issues! Adding Spirulina has some proven results of promoting growth of healthy bacteria so its a great supplement to incorporate when going through this protocol!
Research from the University of Maryland Medical Center found that spirulina increases the production of antibodies, infection-fighting proteins and other cells that strengthen the immune system and fight chronic illnesses, including cancer. The powerful antioxidants in spirulina have anti-cancer properties that have been shown to decrease human pancreatic cancer cells. Research suggests that spirulina may work as a natural treatment for other forms of cancer as well. - David Wolfe
That along with other health benefits like boosting energy, lowering cholesterol & blood pressure, to alleviating sinus issues and more! Definitely worth giving a try!
Vegetarians like myself have used this for years as a protein supplement as well! Depending on the quality and content - for for higher quality and purer here - 1 tbsp can hold approx 4-5 g of protein which is a great addition to your shake!
So now that you have all the GOOD stuff about spirulina, let’s get to how to make this taste yummy!
1 tbsp spirulina
1 tbsp almond butter
2 handfuls fresh organic spinach leaves
1/4 - 1/2 cup nut milk
1/2 frozen banana
2-3 frozen strawberries
1 tsp hemp seeds
1 scoop vanilla plant protein - I used Owyn Vanilla Plant Protein.
Toppings: blueberries, cacao nibs & blackberries & hemp seeds
To Blend - Add spinach, spirulina, almond butter, 1/4 cup nut milk, frozen fruit & plant protein to blender. Mix well. If too thick, add a bit more nut milk. Top with your favorite toppings!
I hope you enjoy! I’d love to hear your feedback! For more recipes and Insta Story updates visit my Instagram @AngieReneeFitLife !
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