Rainbow Color Blue: Vegan Spirulina and Blackberry Smoothie

spirulina and blackberry smoothie

My friends, I finally made another vegan recipe again, a vegan spirulina and blackberry smoothie. Have you ever heard of spirulina? I hadn’t, it is an algae that is rich in nutrients, vitamins and proteins, one of those “superfoods.” I decided to order some blue powder on Amazon because I am currently organizing the blog event “Colorful Food.” The idea is to create a recipe in one of the seven rainbow colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink.  As I am the host of the event, I had to of course also represent all colors on my blog. Below you can see the colorful fruit pizza that started the event with all rainbow colors, followed by red strawberry pancakes, orange mango mini cakes, yellow lemon soufflé, green kiwi sheet cake and today a BLUE breakfast smoothie.

You can probably imagine that blue was scaring me because I ask for no additional food coloring to be used, so I looked for naturally blue ingredients. That’s hard if you mainly focus on fruits like I do as this is a baking blog. Red cabbage apparently can turn blue, if done correctly, but that I didn’t want to try. So I came across spirulina, normally algae is green, but apparently this one is naturally blue.

spirulina and blackberry smoothieSo I decided to use this superfood in a very Hipster recipe, a stacked smoothie as I learned this smoothie would be called as it has several layers stacked on top of each other. And since this is healthy food, I decided to really make it healthy and therefore went all vegan and glutenfree. I don’t have that many vegan recipes on my blog, sorry, I don’t think I ever will become a full-time vegan, but if you are interested, you can try this vegan mango chocolate cake, this vegan Oreo chocolate cake, or this granola you can make vegan and which I make all the time for breakfast. I also love these vegan pumpkin rolls and these spicy Asian rice noodles with peanut butter sauce.

spirulina and blackberry smoothieBut back to this vegan spirulina and blackberry smoothie. I like its light flavor and color. When do you get to eat BLUE food that was not colored artificially? I do have a cookie monster cake on my blog with the cute blue cookie monster as the main character, but that one was artificially colored. I guess you can spend hours making these smoothies look beautiful, if you want to get some inspiration, check out naturally Jo on Instagram or Vera on Nicestthings. To be honest, I don’t think we really have time in the morning to make our smoothies look like art, so I tried to keep in simple.

spirulina and blackberry smoothie

So hopefully you will enjoy this thick and creamy smoothie for breakfast. Let me know if you try the recipe. I am sure you could add chia seeds and way more fruit on top, let your imagination go wild!

Vegan Spirulina and Blackberry Smoothie

Print Recipe
Serves: One portion Cooking Time: 10min

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • About 5 blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons of blue spirulina powder
  • 2 teaspoons of molasses or maple sirup
  • 400 milliliters of coconut milk with a high content of fat (do NOT mix prior to using)

Instructions

1

Puree banana with blackberries, spirulina, and molasses. Fill glas about one third. Keep some of the banana mix.

2

Add half of the fatty part of the coconut milk to the remaining banana mix and stir well, if desired, add more spirulina powder. Carefully pour the second layer on the first. The glas should be filled now by 2/3.

3

Add the remaining fatty part of the coconut milk and pour again on top as the third layer. Garnish with fruits as desired.

Notes

This vegan smoothie is a breakfast smoothie and is best eaten with a spoon.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Funda
    Friday May 25th, 2018 at 05:29 PM

    Hallo Jenny 🙂

    Die Gerichte sehen wirklich super aus, zauberhafte Farben! Bei blau hätte ich mich tatsächlich auch etwas gefürchtet, aber es scheint dir wunderbar gelungen zu sein. Werde ich sicherlich ausprobieren, wenn ich Spirulina Mal zur Hand habe.

    Liebe Grüße & genieß das schöne Wetter!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday May 25th, 2018 at 05:34 PM

      Ganz lieben Dank dir! Ich habe Spirulina (allerdings die grünen) tatsächlich schon im Rewe gesichtet bei der “Sportsnahrung”. Es ist also nicht ganz so unmöglich die zu finden. Falls du es mal ausprobierst, unbedingt melden, ich freue mich immer zu hören wie es lief!

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    Funda
    Friday May 25th, 2018 at 09:12 PM

    Das klingt top! Dann werde ich mal sehen, wann sich das ergibt 🙂
    Ich berichte dann gerne!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday May 25th, 2018 at 09:17 PM

      🙂

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    Sonja
    Monday July 2nd, 2018 at 09:01 PM

    Die Farbe sieht ja richtig toll aus! Das muss ich mir für den nächsten Kindergeburtstag merken. Ich habe nur das grüne Spirulina (click) daheim und verwende es für Smoothies, die den Kids auch sehr gut schmecken, wenn genügend Obst drinnen ist.
    Alles Liebe,
    Sonja

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      Jenny
      Wednesday July 4th, 2018 at 08:46 PM

      Ja, grüne Spriulina ist einfacher zu finden, für mein Blogevent brauchte ich aber unbedingt blau. Ist auf jeden Fall gesund 🙂

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