I have a variation of this about three mornings a week and have phases when I have it every morning. I’ve been a spirulina nut for over fifteen years, I craved it during pregnancy and sometimes still do. The taste takes a bit of getting used to (especially if you are put off by unusual smelling food!!), you may like to start off with tablets, taken separately. Start of with quarter to half a teaspoon and build up gradually. Too much all at once can result in a bit of an instant detox! The green hue shown in this picture may be a bit strong for spirulina newbies. Go for a light greyish pastel green colour.
1 green tipped organic banana
1 scoop of protein powder natural Impact Whey from www.myprotein.co.uk this is good value but don’t buy the flavoured versions as they have artificial sweetners in them – yuk! The whey I’m using at the moment is Pink Sun Goat and Sheep Milk Whey it is expensive but delicious and the most natural and easy on the digestion. Milk whey has immune boosting properties. If you’d prefer to go vegan try the Sun Warrior Brown Rice protein powder – the protein value is high but it doesn’t work to boost the immune system like milk whey does.
Around 300 ml of Chi Coconut Milk, homemade hemp milk, or raw organic cow’s milk from the farmers market don’t use soya or rice milk.
1 teaspoon organic cocoa powder, or raw cacao if you’re feeling flush (it costs twice as much)
1-2 teaspoons of organic spirulina powder much less if you are new to spirulina
1 tablespoon of Biona organic linseed oil – if you have dry skin, this is worth adding – also eat more coconut oil.
Put everything in a blending cup and whizz together with a hand held blender – you can also use a high powered blender. Add a bit of water and/or agave syrup to taste.
Added extras: 1 teaspoon maca powder; 1/4 can coconut milk; kiwi fruit peeled or berries of choice (omit cocoa powder and or banana, might need a drizzle of agave syrup); 1 raw egg (MUST be organic and really fresh at your own risk – I am still alive, use your nose); 1 tablespoon hazelnut butter (good with cocoa powder); 1-2 teaspoons of chia seeds soaked overnight (this option really fills you up!); 1-2 tablespoons of ground linseeds.