What is Blue Spirulina?
Blue spirulina, unlike its deep green counterpart, is an extract derived from blue-green algae. It's devoid of the fishy flavor often associated with green spirulina, making it a hit for smoothie bowls. Apart from being a visual treat, blue spirulina is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is an excellent source of plant-based protein.
Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
For the Smoothie Base:
1 cup frozen bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
1-2 tsp. blue spirulina powder (adjust according to desired color intensity)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
(Feel free to get creative here!)
Fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
Sliced kiwi or banana
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Granola or muesli
A drizzle of honey or maple syrup
- Add ingredients to Twister jar in order listed and place Twister lid on jar.
- Hold Twister lid and with other hand, select "Ice Cream" cycle or blend on a Low speed for 15 seconds, then blend on a Medium to Medium High speed for 30 seconds.
- Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.
- Pour your vibrant blue smoothie mixture into a bowl. Decorate with your choice of toppings, creating patterns or just scattering them about.
There you have it – a mesmerizing blue spirulina smoothie bowl that's as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. With your Blendtec’s power and efficiency, creating this beauty is a breeze. Enjoy your delightful and nutritious treat!