Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie

This smoothie and chia pudding blend is another dream combo. This time using spirulina for a vibrant blue hue. Enjoy for breakfast or snack time
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Oct 2, 2017 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani

Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie

Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie

This Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie is as dreamy and creamy as it looks. It reminds me of a beautiful blue sky with sweeping white clouds. Everything about it from it’s look to it’s taste brings me so much joy and comfort.

This Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie is made with blue spirulina. Which was given to me by Rawnice.It’s a wonderful way to pack in some extra antioxidants and dress up your smoothies in a gorgeous blue hue! The good thing about spirulina is that it doesn’t have a strong seaweedy taste, so you can get all the health benefits without compromising on that delicious smoothie blend.

For this smoothie, I blended just a 1/2 tsp of the spirulina with soaked cashews and buckwheat, frozen banana, homemade almond milk and….frozen cauliflower! Yep, I’ve done it again adding cauliflower to my smoothies. But as you can see I never pass an opportunity to make something a little extra healthy, and  cauliflower has become the perfect addition to my smoothies because it doesn’t have a strong flavour profile and adds a nice thick texture and creaminess to the smoothie (similar to how banana does). Why not get in that extra veg early on in the a.m.!?

I’ve also added a couple scoops of chia pudding, made my mixing chia with creamy homemade almond milk. One of my favourite ways to enjoy smoothies is accompanied by chia pudding, especially that which is blended with creamy homemade almond milk! If you haven’t tried it,  trust me on this one: It’s a breakfast game changer. No longer are the days where we must decide whether to have chia pudding or a smoothie bowl for breaky. Two become one with this magical blend. I love the combination of the creamy chia pudding with the smoothie blend.

To get the swirly sky blue look I actually divided my smoothie into two batches. Making the first smoothie batch without blue spirulina, pouring half into the jars, and then mixing the remaining half of smoothie blend with blue spirulina. I’ve also added chia pudding to the top and bottom of the smoothie. Then, to make the harmonious swirls I’ve taken a spoon and stirred the smoothie together a couple times to combine the colours and textures, but not too much so you can still see the different layers.

The results it a dreamy and creamy Sky Blue Spirulina Smoothie that will have you day dreaming of blue skies and sweeping clouds. Mine takes me to a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters. Where would you go? Sky’s the limit. 😉

Spirulina Smoothie and Chia Pudding

This smoothie and chia pudding blend is another dream combo. This time using spirulina for a vibrant blue hue. Enjoy for breakfast or snack time
spirulina smoothie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 2 people

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds heaping
  • 3/4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat soaked overnight, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked overnight, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower frozen (optional)
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1/2 cup almond milk plus more if desired
  • 1/2 tsp blue spirulina

Instructions

  • Combine chia and milk in a large bowl. Stir, then wait 10 minutes and stir again to stop clumps from forming. Place in fridge to absorb overnight, or at least for one hour.
  • When ready remove chia from fridge and stir to remove any formed clumps. Add splashed more milk if desired for preferred consistency. Divide chia into two jars. Place to the side.
  • In a blender add your soaked buckwheat and cashews, cauliflower, banana, almond milk and blue spirulina. Blend until smooth and add to jars. Serve.

Notes

Chia pudding can be made in advance, and will keep in fridge for up to 5 days.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate. 

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 4mg
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