This blue smoothie bowl is so cute and nutritious that it will make your next breakfast worth jumping out of bed for. It takes only 5 minutes to put together and packs all the goodness of superfood spirulina.
We absolutely love smoothies, and we have loads of tasty recipes with awesome flavour combinations. But smoothie bowls are the new gang in town! Think of them as a thicker smoothie, dense enough to be eaten with a spoon. You then pour it into a bowl and top it with a feast of nuts, seeds, oats or granola.
What's great about smoothie bowls is the combination of smooth and crunchy textures, plus the benefits of consuming a nutrient-dense meal. We made ours with spirulina powder, soy yogurt, and banana, all blended into a mermaid blue velvety smoothie. Then, we topped it with oat flakes, almonds, blueberries, and hemp seeds — simply irresistible!
In a few words, spirulina is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, and it's also very easy to add to any recipe. Even if in small quantities, this blue-green alga contains almost all the nutrients you need, including B vitamins, iron, proteins, and antioxidants . You can use it to prepare smoothies, detox lemonades, and even a blue latte.
Oats add a blast of gut-friendly, soluble fibres to this turquoise shake, while hemp seeds complement it with plant-based proteins. The result is a balanced breakfast bowl covering 33% RDI of proteins, 28% RDI of fibres, and only 12% RDI of carbs.
Both vegan and gluten-free, this gorgeous blue spirulina smoothie bowl locks in all the goodness of health-boosting superfoods for the right start of the day.
- Jumbo Oat Flakes
- Hemp Seeds (or Flax or Chia)
- Soy Yogurt
Add the bananas, soy yogurt and spirulina powder to a food processor.
You can increase the amount of spirulina to 1 teaspoon per serving, but the smoothie will be more greenish than blueish.
Blitz the ingredients into a creamy, thick smoothie.
If you prefer a runnier consistency, you can dilute the smoothie with a splash of plant-based milk, coconut water, or plain water.
Divide the smoothie among bowls, add the oat flakes and stir well.
Finally, top with halved almonds, blueberries, and hemp seeds.
You can leave the oats to soften for 10 minutes before serving.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
For a low-carb option, swap the banana with yogurt, omit the oats, and add more nuts and seeds.
You can enjoy this blue smoothie right away or store it in the fridge in a jar for 2 days.