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Paleo Aztec OJ Smoothie

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Alyssa Cassidy


makes some amazing products. From snack mixes, to superfood powders, they have all bases covered. They make these crunchy little spirulina bits that are FULL of nutrients. Spirulina has been eaten by many cultures throughout history and if you could go back in time to visit the Aztecs you would find them using ropes to skim spirulina from the surface of lakes and ponds. They would then set the algae out to dry and make small, nourishing superfood cakes.

Why spirulina? It contains about 65% protein including all eight essential amino acids. Plus, the protein in spirulina is five times easier to digest than that of meat or soy. Spirulina also contains an abundance of other nutrients such as, iron, vitamin E, beta-carotene, enzymes, B vitamins, omega 3’s and 6’s, DHA and a rare essential fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA).

Why goji berries? Packed with 18 different amino acids and eight essential amino acids, including isoleucine and tryptophan, Sunfood Goji Berries are one of the highest antioxidant containing fruits in the world, typically containing 2-4 times the amount found in blueberries. 

Not only does Sunfood make amazing products, but they have some great resources online with recipes for their foods. I found one for Aztec OJ, and turned it into a smoothie, perfect for getting your spirulina fix.


You will need:

  • 1.5 cups fresh OJ
  • 1 tbsp spirulina crunchies
  • 1-2 tbsp goji berries (trust me, not all goji berries are created equal. Sunfood is the only way to go on these.)
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tsp chia to top
  • 3-4 cubes of ice

Blend everything except for a few goji berries, and the tsp of chia seeds. Top smoothie with chia and goji, and enjoy! 



Posted in gojiberries, paleo, primal, recipe, smoothie, spirulina



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