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BLUE & GREEN SMOOTHIE

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This blueberry spinach smoothie is absolutely awesome.  Not only does it taste great, but it is a true nutritional powerhouse!  It delivers loads of vitamins, minerals, fibre, healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants galore.

For an optional "superfood" boost, I have added chlorella and spirulina.  Both are freshwater algae rich in chlorophyll.  They are so nutrient dense that they have been ranked among the healthiest foods on the planet.  More research is needed but it has been suggested that these two superfoods can help to increase energy & boost metabolism; detoxify the body of heavy metals; promote gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health; and even reduce the risk of certain cancers.

As with other natural supplements, spirulina and chlorella can have side effects, so it is helpful to discuss with your nutritionist or health care provider if considering regular use.

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1 cup or more cashew or nut-free milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach

  • 2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or natural protein powder or Further Food collagen peptides (optional)

  • 2 Tbsp cashew nut butter (omit for nut-free)

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 tsp chlorella powder (optional)

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp spirulina powder (optional)

  • optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, or raw honey (nonvegan), adjusted to taste