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Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. It is a type of cyanobacteria, a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae.

Here are 10 evidence-based health benefits of spirulina.

  1. Spirulina is extremely high in many nutrients, such as protein, vitamin B1, B2 & B3, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

  2. Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  3. Can lower "bad" LDL and triglyceride levels.

  4. Protects “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidation.

  5. It may have anti-cancer properties.

  6. May reduce blood pressure.

  7. Improves symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

  8. It may be effective against anemia.

  9. May improve muscle strength and endurance.

  10. May aid blood sugar control.

Prep: 5 mins


  • 1 tsp spirulina powder

  • 1 scoop collagen peptides

  • 1 c. of leafy green; a half cup of berries; half banana

  • 1 tbsp of mixed flaxseed

  • ½ c. fresh ginger and fresh turmeric

  • ½ c. of fresh/ frozen berries

  • black pepper

  • 1 ½ c. coconut water (or still water if you want to avoid sugar)


  • Tightly pack 1cup of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender.

  • Add water and blend until all leafy chunks are gone.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients, blend for 30 seconds or so until completely smooth

  • Pour into a glass of your favorite cup and enjoy :)


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