Pineapple Spirulina Juice
Wow! You’ve got to love the intense color of this super-healthy juice!
Spirulina, many researchers say, is one of the most complete foods we know: high-quality vegetable proteins, and highly assimilable iron—as much as 28.5 milligrams per 100 grams. Some sources say that’s 58 times more than spinach, 18 times higher than you’ll find in meat. Ideal for vegans. Spirulina contains a blend of amino acids with sulfur, nitrogen, and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
You’ll first notice Spirulina’s unique smell. It is algae and carries an aroma reminiscent of sea vegetables. So—fair warning—you might not like the taste.
This seaweed flavor usually is hard to incorporate in sweet preparations. One way: Combine it with other ingredients to overshadow its flavor. For this, pineapple is perfect, since it’s a fruit with a strong aroma and intense flavor. Taking the idea just a tad farther, we’ll add a little vanilla extract, for some more aroma. Try this recipe to introduce Spirulina, adding power-packed nutrients to your diet.
Recipe Author: Beautiful on Raw
Preparation Time: 5
- 2 ½ cups pineapple cubes, frozen
- 1 or 2 leaves of kale
- 1 tsp of spirulina powder
- 1 or 2 cups of water
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- stevia or raw honey to taste
Strip the central vein from the kale leaves. Put the frozen pineapple cubes in the blender jar. Add the spirulina powder, kale leaves, vanilla extract, and water. Add some sweetener, if you like, depending on the natural sweetness of the pineapples. Blend till you get a smooth, homogeneous juice. If you wish, you can strain it. Serve right away.
Recipe Type: Juice