Easy Green Smoothie with Spirulina

You guys, green smoothies are my favorite! I make smoothies all the time in my Vitamix. The Vitamix has to be my #1, most used kitchen appliance. I wouldn’t even call it an appliance, I’d call it an essential. I can’t wait to share my vault of green smoothies with you – stay tuned!

I’m considering making an entire green smoothie category on the blog – that is how much I love them! I could come up with about 10 ‘notes’ at the bottom with substitutions; however, I’ll refrain for now. There are so many different variations you can make, all while drinking something that doesn’t taste like earthy grass, unless that’s your thing.

I typically use spinach, kale, or a power green mix that contains spinach, kale, and chard –  the contents of the power greens depends on the brand purchased. Eating greens in the morning is the perfect way to start the day – it starts the day off on the right foot & sets the day up for success.

Kale is likely my favorite out of the three (kale, spinach, chard), especially latticino (Tuscan). I love how dark green the leaves are and how it can make a dish with the vibrant colors.It can also make smoothies vibrant green too! My love for kale is not all superficial, it does a lot of good things for your body. Kale is very nutrient dense given the low fat and calorie content.

A few health benefits of kale:

  • High iron content (higher than beef)
  • High in vitamin K, vitamin A,and vitamin C
  • contains antioxidants
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • lots of fiber

The reason I make smoothies almost everyday is because they’re so easy! All it takes is a few chops, throwing (into the blender) and a large cup. I like the 32 oz clear plastic to-go cup from target with the large flexible straw. They always come clean in the dishwasher which is always a win.

Give this easy green smoothie a try to stay in line with your fitness and health goals!


  • 2 large handfuls of spinach/kale/power greens
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • ¼ cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds
  • 3 teaspoons half and half [optional]

Note: To make this smoothie less sweet, omit the apple


  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth – [I use a Vitamix]
  2. Pour into glass and sprinkle with chia
  3. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Easy green smoothie with Spirulina

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  1. I LOVE green smoothies (and juices) too!! I’ve never tried spirulina though? Though it sounds somewhat familiar. I’ll have to google it. Also, for some reason I’ve never put an apple in a smoothie, but i juice them all the time! I’ll have to try it in my next smoothie!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading! Spirulina is a blue algae in powder form. It is high in protein, antioxidants, and vitamins – definitely give it a shot. Let me know once you do!

  2. Woow! Thank you so much for this recipe! I LOVE green smoothies, but I have never EVER used spirulina. I am really excited to actually try this. Where would you suggest I buy some spirulina…a place like Whole Foods perhaps?
    Thanks so much! 🙂

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