Recipe: Lean & Green Spirulina Smoothie

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In the Kitchen

One of the projects in the new issue of MAKE (Volume 26, on sale April 26th) is on how to create your own Spirulina tank. Spirulina is an edible algae that’s well-known for its health benefits. The project in MAKE teaches you how to make a home algae tank you can build in just a couple of hours after a trip to the aquarium store.
And once you’re growing your own spirulina (or decide to buy some algae powder), you’ll need a yummy way to eat it. So we introduce The Lean & Green Smoothie. Try the recipe, you’ll like it, green hue and all. And then let us know what you think, plus share your own recipes in the Comments. Bon appetit!
The Lean & Green Smoothie
by Dana Friedrich-Vulk,
12 oz Almond Milk
1 tsp Spirulina
1/2 cup Frozen Berries
1 tbsp Bee Pollen
1-2 tbsp ground Flax Seeds
1 tbsp Protein Powder ( rice, whey, or soy )
OPTIONAL: 1/2 Banana for a thicker smoothie
Mix it all up in a blender and enjoy! Perhaps it should have been called Lean & Green & Easy Smoothie!

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10 thoughts on “Recipe: Lean & Green Spirulina Smoothie

  1. Becky Stern says:

    I love this photo!

  2. Bioluminescence says:

    Rogue space in your EdgyVeggieChef link there, it seems. Nice to see some more algae recipes though!

  3. saunders852 says:

    your pic. inside the kitchen, wow looking so nice.

  4. Marc says:

    PDF link is broken (Jan. 22, 2012)

  5. Laura Cochrane says:

    Thanks for the heads up! The recipe link is fixed.

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