purple power smoothie

I’m on a spirulina kick!  Here is why you should be too!

In addition to being loaded with antioxidants, spirulina also contains the omega 6 fatty acid GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid.  According to webMD, the body converts omega 6 fatty acids into substances that reduce inflammation and cell growth.  It is used to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, heart disease, depression, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis and for cancer prevention.

Combined with berries, spirulina gives this smoothie a rich purple color!

purple power smoothie ~vegan, gluten free~

Purple Power Smoothie

2 cups soy milk or almond milk

1 banana

1 cup frozen mixed berries

2 teaspoons spirulina

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon goji berries (optional)

1 date, pitted

~Blend and Enjoy~

If you don’t have spirulina powder you can always substitute baby spinach leaves for a healthy dose of greens!