Blueberry protein shake with spirulina
In less than 3 minutes you can conjure up a low-calorie filling snack for in between meals or a nutrient-rich protein shake for after training!
- 1.5 tbsp pasture whey (approx. 15 g)
- 1 handful of frozen blueberries (approx. 50 g)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
- 1 glass of milk (e.g. cashew milk) or water (approx. 350 ml)
- 1 tbsp cashew butter or other nut butter (approx. 15 g)
- 3 dates
The protein shake is prepared in less than 3 minutes. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a smoothie blender and enjoy straight away as a smoothie bowl or shake and garnish with toppings of your choice.
Nutritional values per serving
(with cashew milk / water)
- Protein: 20 / 18 g
- Fat: 12 / 8 g
- Carbs: 39 / 30 g
- Kcal: 334 / 254
If you don't yet know your daily protein requirements, feel free to take a look at this blog article .
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue-green type of algae that not only has a beautiful dark green or bright blue color, but also numerous health benefits. The algae is now one of the most popular dietary supplements in the world and can be consumed as powder, capsules or tablets.
What makes green/blue spirulina so healthy?
Blue Spirulina powder is extracted from the green Spirulina algae. The bright blue color is given to spirulina by the phycocyanine pigments it contains, which can have an anti-cancer effect. Spirulina contains many antioxidants and is therefore a victorious warrior against free radicals in the body.
Spirulina can help fight inflammation and boost the immune system . Blue spirulina contains fewer heavy metals than green spirulina, but due to extraction it can also contain fewer nutrients and vitamins than green spirulina powder. The phycocyanin can protect our cells of the nervous system, liver, heart and kidneys.
In contrast to green spirulina, blue spirulina does not have a potentially unpleasant smell and tastes less like algae and more neutral.
Why Willow Whey?
The cows from which the milk for our pasture whey comes regularly see the fresh green grass and you can taste it in the quality. It is creamy but light, easily soluble and versatile. Whether shake, smoothie bowl or for cooking, our Weide Whey helps you meet your protein needs in a healthy way. No more chemicals, our Weide Whey is as pure as the mountain air in Austria. We want clean protein and avoid additives, flavor enhancers and sweeteners and do something good for our intestines. Our whey contains a complete amino acid profile and is gently heated, which is why all important nutrients are retained.
If you want to know whether you should take protein shakes before or after training , feel free to check out this blog article next.
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