I’ve been experimenting with a lot of different powders and supplements to help energize me and manage my anxiety. The Spirulina in this Tropical Spirulina Smoothie is a type of algae, like seaweed, and superfood that can help transport excess heavy metals out of the body, which can improve brain and nervous system health. There’s also nothing like a tropical beverage reminiscent of a day at the beach to calm your nerves as well! 🏝
I became interested in trying Spirulina when one of the doctors who spoke at the 2020 Food Revolution Summit mentioned how toxic heavy metals could contribute to anxiety and other mental disorders. The North American Journal of Medical Sciences cites similar research in this study – the role of lead and cadmium in psychiatry. The ground flax in this recipe is abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids which also contribute to good mental health, according to this article – “Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Mental Health“.
Unfortunately, since Spirulina is a sea weed, it can taste quite funky if you don’t mix it with the right ingredients! You won’t taste the Spirulina and spinach in this Tropical Spirulina Smoothie at all! Throw a drink umbrella in it, lay back, and take a moment to relax and be mindful of the positive impact a healthy Tropical Spirulina Smoothie 🍍 can have on your health!
Tropical Spirulina Smoothie
- 1/2 cup Mango cubed
- 1 medium Banana frozen
- 1 cup Pineapple cubed
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 1 tsp Spirulina
- 1 tbsp Ground flax seeds
- 2 tbsp Coconut flakes optional
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high or smoothie mode until smooth.
- Optionally: top with coconut flakes* and a drink umbrella!