Get festive this season with a shake that is sure to please!
Written by Jenn Messina, Registered Dietitian
This layered chocolate grinch shake is packed with protein, fibre, and antioxidants. The vibrant green comes from the chlorophyll and an anti-inflammatory pigment called phycocyanin from SpiraVeg freeze dried Spirulina. It's tasteless, GMO-free and stirs into literally anything upping the nutritional quality of foods!
Spirulina has been around for millions of years and provides a nutrient-dense source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and protein. Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against free radicals, helping to prevent conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Spirulina provides a rich source of beta-carotene, a provitamin A, which helps support immune function, eyesight, skin & bone health. It is also a source of B12 and iron to help with red blood cell production and keep our energy levels up. Spirulina also provides a plant-based source of protein to keep up fueled and help build and repair body tissues.
SpiraVeg takes every step possible to ensure that only the highest quality product is produced. No additives, preservatives, chemicals or heavy metals. Meaning that it is a healthy and safe food for even our youngest little ones. My kids love adding in “green sprinkles” to all of their foods and I love using a nutrition booster which has a naturally occurring pigment (and leaving the food dyes on the shelves)!
Chocolate Grinch Shake
Makes 2 shakes
1 packet of SpiraVeg Freeze Dried Spirulina
2 dates, pitted
2 frozen bananas
½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp almond butter
1 cup milk or milk alternative
- Blend 1 packet of SpiraVeg freeze dried spirulina with 1 frozen banana and 1/2 cup of milk (or alternative), set aside
- Blend all other ingredients together in a high power blender or bullet. Layer the chocolate on the bottom and the SpiraVeg spirulina mixture on the top.