I think it’s probably fair to say that most of us will have eaten a little more than was strictly necessary over the festive period, but fear not, as this virtuous little number will have you feeling less like the stuffed turkey you tucked into (or the vegetarian equivalent) and more like your usual restrained self, in no time at all! Unless of course you normally have a roast dinner for 10 all to yourself, in which case, there’s nothing to see here…

*3 apples

*1 thumb ginger

*3 tongues of cavalo nero

*1 lemon

*1/4 cucumber

*1 peppermint capsule or fresh mint (to aid digestion)

*1/2 avocado

*1/2 mango

*Omniblend then garnish with…

*Klamath Lake blue-green algae :-0

*hulled hemp


*pumpkin seeds

*a slice of cucumber in the shape of anything you like (apparently this was supposed to be a palm tree but Smooth Mama reckons it looks a little more starry than palmy 😉

So, blue-green algae eh?

Whilst it sounds like something the local environmental health agency should be concerned about, Klamath Lake blue-green algae is actually a purely natural plant food, which is harvested from the Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, U.S.A.

The Klamath Lake basin acts as a ‘nutrient trap’ for the surrounding wilderness in the Cascade Mountains and minimal processing ensures that all the essential trace minerals that are found in the algae: boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc and vanadium, are maintained.

It also contains vitamins: A, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyrodoxine (B6), niacin (B3), vitamin B12, vitamin C, choline, pantothenic acid (B5), biotin, folic acid, and vitamin E, and all eight amino acids in a form more easily digested by the body than those found in meat and vegetable protein.

It is the highest source of chlorophyll in the plant kingdom – chlorophyll is said to help correct overacidity in the body.
Also present are RNA/DNA nucleic acids which are essential in the reparation of cells and growth of body tissue.

Essential fatty acids, normally only found in fish and seeds such as flax and hemp, can also be found in the algae, making it an excellent choice for a vegan diet.
Finally, as if all that wasn’t enough, because it’s flash dried, the thousands of live active enzymes that are vital to every process of the body, are retained, helping to ensure you keep your mojo whatever the weather.

Are chlorella and spirulina the same?

Same same but different – whilst they are also algae and excellent sources of similar nutritional value, apparently Klamath Lake blue-green algae is the daddy!

It is available in liquid, powdered, or tablet form, and most people find 1-2g a day sufficient. It has a bitter taste when taken on its own but in your juice, you wouldn’t even know it’s there!

Smooth Mama gets hers from Raw Living, but you can find it either online or at any good health food store.

There, all those roast tatties and mince pies are but a distant memory now…