Vitality Smoothie GF/DF

The beauty of this smoothie is that it is rich in protein, essential fats, superfoods and phytonutrients.  Making it restorative, immune building and great for post work out.  The protein boosts metabolism for good weight management and the essential fats stop you feeling hungry for longer.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder (I like pea protein/hemp protein as it is alkaline)
  • 1 dsp of cold pressed flaxseed oil or hemp oil
  • 1 tsp of soya lecithin (non GMO this builds choline re brain function and emulsifies fats)
  • 1 tsp bee pollen rich in amino acids
  • 1-2 tbs of ground seeds – start with less and build up to tolerate texture – chia, flax sunflower and pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
  • handful of kale/baby spinach
  • ½ avocado for thicker texture
  • add in probiotics if using
  • 1 tbs almond butter option
  • no added sugar almond/hazelnut milk /brazil nut milk
  • 1 dsp of coconut oil

Method

Adjust consistency by adding more nut milk/coconut water, sweetness by more berries the great thing about smoothies is there are no rules!  It is your taste that counts!

Options:

Add cinnamon to balance blood sugar, coconut oil re anti-fungal/increase energy.

Fresh young coconut flesh instead of milk.

Young coconut water to rehydrate post work out.

1 tsp of CAMU highest source of vitamin C.

1 tsp MACA powder for adrenals.

1 tsp of spirulina great increasing B12, and protein.

1 tsp Chlorella, a blue Green algae – detox.

2 tsp of raw cacao powder – great for children to hide the greens!

For superfood powders I like to use iherb and buy the NAVITA range, from Acai, to pomegranate and goji berry, these powders are raw and high in anti oxidants.  Making a smoothie can be a labour of love once you add in many different superfood powders but the net result is a power drink, rich in nutrition that is well absorbed by the body, boosting your immunity and well being.

Blend all ingredients together until smooth, may keep in the fridge over the day.

Category
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Juices & Smoothies, Recipes