If you haven't heard about one of the greatest sources of plant protein on the earth, well here you go...Spirulina! Containing over 100 different nutrients, this blue-green algae supports cardiovascular, eye and brain health while boosting immunity and energy. Small studies have even show it enhances athletic performance. Also rich in enzymes and easy to digest, the numbers are staggering:
2,800% more beta carotene than carrots
3,900% more iron than spinach
600% more protein than tofu
280% more antioxident potency than blueberries!
This food was so precious, in fact, the Mayans and Aztecs even traded it as a prized possession.
1 cup plant milk of choice (I used almond here but coconut would also be yummy!)
1 cup coconut water (or water if using coconut milk)
1 frozen kiwi
1 cup frozen pineapple
handful kale (can be frozen)
1 TB chia seeds
1 tsp powdered spirulina
1-2 dates, optional as needed for added sweetness
Directions: add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and combine until smooth. Now go get em!