I’ve wanted to make a spirulina smoothie bowl for a year. I kept seeing pictures of bright green bowls on Instagram and I wondered how they turned that color. Then, I read through captions and realized that people were using spirulina powder.
For those of you unfamiliar with spirulina powder (I was unfamiliar with it myself until recently), it’s basically algae. That might freak some people out, but the good news is, it’s relatively tasteless when mixed with other ingredients. For this smoothie bowl, I mixed it with a green apple, kiwi, yogurt, almond milk, and a banana. The spirulina stayed in the background.
The only problem with spirulina is that it’s expensive. Like, REALLY expensive. I paid $15 for a small bag (why does it sound like I’m buying drugs?…) and that was with an Amazon discount.
In my opinion though, it’s worth it. If you want to change up your smoothie bowl routine and experiment with new colors and combinations, spirulina can take things up a notch. You can also use it in other recipes for salads and sauces, but I haven’t tried that yet. I probably will soon.
Here’s a song that describes my feelings about this smoothie bowl. It’s also good for moments when you panic because you realize that you spent waaay too much money on powdered algae.
Green Spirulina Smoothie Bowl (from me, to you)
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp spirulina powder
3 Tbsp lowfat yogurt
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 green apple, sliced
kiwi slices, freeze-dried raspberry, and blackberries for topping
Combine the kiwi, banana, spirulina powder, lowfat yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and apple in a blender and mix on high until smooth. Top with kiwi slices, crushed freeze-dried raspberry, and blackberries. Enjoy!