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Seaweed Smoothie Recipes To Surprise and Delight

Browse our seaweed smoothie recipes and explore all the ways seaweeds can add excellent nutrients and minerals, as well as new interesting flavours to your smoothies! Seaweed may not be the very first thing you think of when you think about your morning smoothie, but read on to discover why we think it should be!

Seaweed Smoothie Recipes containing a little kelp or dulse greatly boost nutrient intake!

Why Add Seaweed to Your Smoothie?

Seaweed is a nutrition powerhouse – definitely one of nature’s superfoods!  They contains everything the body requires: all minerals, trace elements & vitamins, essential amino & fatty acids, anti-oxidants, fibre, protein, no cholesterol, very low fat, low GI sugars, and a store of life extending compounds that science is just starting to understand. Seaweed is cleansing, nourishing and incredibly re-generating. Aside from the benefits for human health, seaweeds are a carbon negative food, requiring no additional water to grow, sequestering carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and generating over 50% of the earth’s oxygen! Simply speaking there is no better, more sustainable superfood!

It is essential to eat (or drink) seaweed regularly to nourish & replenish the various functions of the body; nutritional deficiency and body balance are complex problems that can’t be resolved overnight but rather through a consistent process that strengthens every cell in the body.

Seaweed can be consumed in many forms in all meals & dishes, even in desserts! It is also an excellent addition to cereals & smoothies to start the day nutritiously.

What about the Seaweed Taste in a Smoothie?!

Many people are surprised at the range of different tastes and flavours available from seaweeds. Just because you may have eaten sushi, it does not mean that all seaweeds tast that way. In just the same a carrot has a different taste to a parsnip, yet they are both root vegetables, each seaweed has a unique flavour and texture. We strongly encourage trial of a range of seaweeds to find which suits you best!

Additionally, due to their incredible nutrient density, only small amounts of seaweed are required in smoothies.  If you have a sensitive thyroid, you should take care with adding too much seaweed (especially kelps and other brown seaweeds) to your smoothie recipes, due to the naturally occurring high levels of iodine present.

You can also rinse your dried seaweed, or rehydrate it in juice, herbal tea or other liquids with flavour, before popping it into your smoothie, to reduce the ‘aroma of the ocean’ if desired.

Possibly the most famous seaweed ingredient for smoothies is Atlantic dulse which is a popular addition to the Medical Medium’s detox smoothie. Pacific Harvest offers dulse leaves as well as dulse flakes which may be easier to use in smoothies as dulse does have quite a leathery texture which some blenders may struggle with.

When You Are Adding Seaweeds for Detox or Cleansing, Ensure They Have been Tested for Contaminants

If you are purchasing seaweeds to use specifically for detox, you must ensure they have been tested for contaminants. New Zealand and Australia’s testing laws are far stricter than other countries so make sure they have been tested to local requirements. Seaweeds absorb this critical function of cleaning the ocean (as they do in our gut), so it follows that seaweeds used for food must be harvested from clean and unpopulated areas.

Seaweed Smoothie Recipes To Try Today!

Here are a few interesting, and perhaps surprising smoothie combinations to try:

Nori, Chocolate & Ginger Smoothie

Toss the following ingredients into a blender and puree:

  • 1/2 cup of raw almonds soaked overnight in 1 cup of  filtered water (or 1 1/2 cups almond milk)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp Nori flakes
  • 2 tsp chia seeds (preferably soaked overnight)
  • 1 tsp flax-seed oil
  • 1 tsp Cacao powder
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger (or ginger syrup to taste)
  • Honey or stevia to taste

Kelp Powder & Berry Smoothie

Toss the following ingredients into a blender and puree:

  • Coconut water (& meat from young coconut /coconut milk /cream)
  • 1 cup frozen berries of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp kelp powder
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts soaked in 1/2 cup filtered water overnight
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • maple syrup to taste (optional)

Wakame, Spirulina & Greens Smoothie – The Ultimate!

Toss the following ingredients into a blender and puree:

  • 1 tbsp dried wakame soaked in 1/2 cup warm water for 5 minutes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, skinned and cut in pieces
  • 1/2 tsp Organic Spirulina
  • 6  large green leaves washed (curly kale, silverbeet, spinach etc…) or a combination of sunflower & buckwheat sprouts if available
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp flax-seed oil
  • cold filtered water or ice cubes as required
  • agave syrup or honey to taste

Enjoy trying new combinations with various seaweeds – browse our extensive collection of fully tested seaweeds now!

Disclaimer: This material is provided for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This information is generic and may not include the latest research. We encourage you to do your own research and discuss your findings with a qualified health practitioner who can help you validate the outcomes in the context of your specific & individual health situation

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