This super smoothie is super simple, super energized, and super pretty!
Spirulina contains extremely high levels of iron, which helps to combat fatigue. Iron intake leads to the production of hemoglobin, which binds to red blood cells. This promotes the circulation of oxygen in your blood, and thus providing more of that good stuff to your brain, helping you to think more clearly. Lack of hemoglobin requires the heart to work much harder in order to circulate oxygenated blood, which can lead to exhaustion.
Not only does spirulina provide an energizing boost to blood iron levels, but it also does so without constipation – a typical side effect of taking synthetic iron supplements.
When combined with the incredible benefits of maca powder, these two work together to pack a one-two punch to combat fatigue and get your brain literally working faster. Cinnamon comes in to help round out this incredibly nutritious smoothie, as it helps to lower blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of heart disease.
Some people may not like the taste of spirulina at first, but when mixed in the right smoothie recipe, it might even get you craving the chlorophyl-packed stuff! Cinnamon is a great way of doing this.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1 tsp Connect Foods maca powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
- handful of ice
Blend together and top with Connect Foods cacao nibs (optional)
(makes one serving)
*Connect Foods Organic Maca Powder can be found at your nearest Woolworth's