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Coconut Lemongrass Spirulina Refresher
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Coconut Lemongrass Spirulina Refresher

Lemongrass is a great way to make any food or beverage POP! Its gentle citrus flavours enhance both savoury and sweet dishes, making it an important ingredient to keep on hand as often as possible.

Spirulina is a green algae that is usually available in powder or tablet form which is high in protein, iron and amino acids. Many vegans and vegetarians add this little green friend to their smoothies and cooking for that extra boost of nutrients which is sometimes harder to find in a plant based diet. The flavour is quite strong and reminiscent of the sea, so you only need a little.

I usually have fresh coconuts on hand as they grow like weeds here, but this recipe can be substituted for shredded, desiccated coconut which is available in most grocery stores.

For 2 servings.

2 stalks of lemongrass, knotted.

1 L water

½ coconut, shredded, or 1 cup desiccated coconut

1 teaspoon spirulina powder

sugar to taste

First you must make an infused water. This is great on its own and can be made with a billion different herbs. (It’s tea!) Knot two lemongrass stems, place in a heatproof jar and cover with boiling water. Let stand until room temperature and then chill.

Add the infused water (without the physical lemongrass) coconut, spirulina and sugar and blend blend blend!

Tip *** If you have problems with the algae taste, add more water and sugar.

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  1. No Name
    Very nice voted - if you have time please stop by and read my new entry for Creamy Chilled Cheesecake. You might enjoy this one. Thank you so much
    1. kristo
      thanks, I will have a look!
      1. No Name
        Thank you for pointing out the mistake in my recipe. guess all translations and spell checkers for different languages is not perfect.
  2. Akanksha
    Don't know what this would taste like...but really want to try sometime soon!
    1. kristo
      It tastes like heaven! There is so little spirulina in this recipe that it is practically unnoticed. (the best way to eat it)
  3. Bernice
    Very nice have will have to try this voted
  4. Veganara
    Voted. Great recipe. I have heard that spirulina has a strong flavour, I have yet to try it! This sounds like an extremely healthy and unusual smoothie.
    1. kristo
      Yes, you only need a little, otherwise you risk a swamp taste ;)
  5. SnakeWitch
    I voted even before reading the recipe. I adore lemongrass infusions and it is a favourite here in Colombia, too. Add coconut to that and the boost of spirulina - I'm a fan! My new article is called The Fukushima Disaster.
    1. kristo
      I had no idea that lemongrass was a favourite in Colombia! neat! btw!!! I made your Colombian steamed plantain! the plain one and I loved it! I have only had them fried before, but this was so much better. Merci pour la recette!
      1. SnakeWitch
        De rien, chéri ! Glad you enjoyed it!
  6. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Wow! lovely green color....very different from your other recipes...spirulina! hve never tried it...shall now.....Voted! :)


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