green energy booster

Surprisingly, I’m a huge fan of green drinks. As much as I love making/eating sweet treats and cakes, I do try to focus on my health as much as possible – which means having a diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. One of the ways I like to make sure of this, is by making juices and smoothies.

Some days, I can go a bit crazy and make a drink packed with all sorts of ingredients that I’ve gathered from my fridge. The result can be a real hit or miss – but at least I always know I’ve made something healthy! Most days, however, I just fancy something that’s simple, tasty, and will keep me going through the rest of my day. Usually it’s before or after a workout when I most feel like I need this energy boost.

Whenever I feel like my energy needs uplifting, I try to find natural ingredients that will help give me a boost. One of my favourite ways to do this, is to add a high quality superfood powder into whatever I’m making. I tend to mix and match between different powders, but the one I love the most has to be Spirulina. Whether I’m making chocolates, my Superfood Energy Balls, soup or a smoothie like this, I will always add a spoonful of Spirulina to really help boost my energy levels.

Not only do I adore its deep green colour, but the nutrients it contains are amazing. It’s 60-70% protein, and is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B, potassium and much more. It’s definitely a true superfood in my eyes. So, when Nutrex Hawaii got in touch with me, asking if I wanted to try their natural Spirulina products, I couldn’t be more excited.

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As soon as my package arrived from them, I couldn’t wait to try all three of their amazing Spirulina products; Spirulina Powder, Spirulina Tablets and Superfood Powder. I decided to begin by using their Spirulina Powder, and share it with you in a post for one of my favourite energy boosting smoothies – my green energy booster. The recipe is simple, tasty and filled with all of my favourite, healthy energy packed ingredients – such as hemp seeds, almond butter and medjool date.

This is my favourite drink to make post work out, when I’m in a serious need of a pick me up! It’s light, smooth and sweet. I hope you like it!

For more information about Spirulina and Nutrex Hawaii, please visit their website here:

http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com

green energy booster

serves 1-2

ingredients

1 banana

1 medjool date, pitted

1 1/2 cups (375ml) rice milk

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds

1 tsp spirulina powder

method

  1. Add the banana, date, rice milk, almond butter, hemp seeds and spirulina into your blender – I used my Froothie Optimum 2.1 Blender. Blend until smooth. Then, pour into a glass and serve.

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42 thoughts on “green energy booster

  1. Thanks for this lovely lady! I have been adding spirulina to my smoothies recently and this sounds amazing. I’ll give it a try tomorrow for breakfast, thanks for posting x

    1. Thank you! I hope you like it! X

  2. Oh I love the color of this smoothie, Harriet! I’ve only made a green smoothie once before, but I will have to try this out. Love it!

    1. Thank you! I hope you like it 😀

  3. I bought a bottle of spirulina and maca last year from amazon. Maca is about finished while the green stuff is still full. Well, it’s not that I don’t like green, but always forget to use it. This looks great!

    1. Thank you Angie! I love spirulina 😀

  4. First thing I thought when I saw the first picture of this drink was “WOW!” The color is absolutely intoxicating! I have never heard of Spirulina, but I will totally have to check them out! You always introduce me to new, fabulous products, Harriet! I LOVE IT! This booster sounds delicious! Love the date + almond butter ingredients! Slurp Slurp for sure! Cheers, lovely! xo

    1. Spirulina always manages to create such an amazing green colour!!! Thank you Cheyanne, I hope you like it! X

  5. I LOVE the deep green color of this! It’s so stunning!

    haha oh gosh, I’ve created some terrible smoothies when I try to throw way too much in!! Now I know what to stick with I guess 🙂

    1. Thank you Ashley!! Hehe me too!!

  6. I’ve had that exact same spirulina in my pantry for like….more than a year and I’ve never used it 😛 Hahaha!

    1. Hehe, you’ll have to use it to make this!!

  7. My smoothies can tend to be a bit hit and miss too, it all depends on what’s in the fridge and how much I feel like going to the shop to buy ingredients 🙂 this looks super healthy!!!

    1. I always make myself drink them though, either way haha! Thank you!

  8. Such a beautiful color Harriet!! I admire you though because I would never be able to drink a green smoothie, haha! I’m super weird about tastes and textures, especially in drink form. Good thing I LOVE veggies and have no problem eating buckets. I AM in love with how gorgeous this looks though!

    1. Thank you Brandi! 😀

  9. I love having green drinks too, but unfortunately I don’t make them enough at home. I’ve heard great things about spirulina, I need to try this 🙂

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    1. Me too Eden! Thank you!

  10. I love starting my morning with a green smoothie and sometimes I can go overboard too 😉 Love the gorgeous green color of this!

    1. Me too Kelly! Thank you!

  11. Yay! I love green drinks! 😀 I don’t think I’ve ever tried spirulina powder, but I’ve always been curious + have heard good things–I’ll have to get my hands on some at some point in the near future! <3

    1. Me too! I love spirulina! Definitely get some if you can 🙂

  12. There is nothing quite as perfect after a workout as a big ole’ green smoothie! I love to start off with some veggies too, so then whatever baked little chocolatey decadences come later I’ve already balanced out 😉 I love your combo, the hemp seeds and spirulina are definitely things I need to try throwing in the blender. I even have that exact same spirulina in my cabinet actually, so I really have no good excuse haha!

    1. Definitely Natalie! Me too! Thank you so much :). Ah!! It’s such a great Spirulina 😀

  13. I have never tried spirulina powder but I have been interested in it lately! I seen someone on youtube use it too! this looks really tasty too! 😉

    1. Thank you Michele! 😀

  14. I am a big fan of green smoothies and I love adding in powders for an extra boost. I have been having a green drink every morning for the past year and I have so much more energy because of it.

    1. Me too Dannii! Thank you!

  15. Mmm yummy! I love green smoothies. Bananas, dates and almond butter are my favourite things to add to smoothies! Never tried spirulina. Need to get my hands on some soon!

    1. Me too Nadia! Definitely try some spirulina if you can! 😀

  16. My favorite color is green and this speaks to me. It sounds delicious, Harriet.

    1. Me too Linda! Thank you 🙂

  17. What a lovely color of this green smoothie. I am absolutely loving this. I can have this smoothie every morning. Can’t wait to try this.

    1. Thank you so much Anu!

  18. I love the color of this drink Harriet, looks healthy and refreshing!

  19. Oooh that is an incredible green smoothie colour Harriet! I have been getting into green smoothies too lately, but haven’t gotten into spirulina yet – may have to seek some out asap though. Great idea adding dates too! X

  20. Such a stunning color!! I love spurilina too though I like it mostly in tablet form with a glass of water but I bet it tastes great here!

    1. Thank you Ami! I take the tablets too! 😀

  21. I like spirulina with peanut butter, but the almond butter combo sounds amazing. I’ll have to try this next!

    1. Mmm that sounds so tasty! I hope you like it 😀

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