All Day Superfood Smoothie
I named this guy the All Day Superfood Smoothie because it totally works for whatever time of day you choose to have it. My preference is breakfast, but have been known to have them for lunch and dinner as well.
Don't be fooled my friends, the best part about this smoothie, though a perk, isn't the brilliant color palette. The ingredients used in the All Day Smoothie are absolutely packed with antioxidants, vitamins and healthy fats to keep you chuggin' through your day like the little engine that could.
PROVE IT / INGREDIENTS
blueberries: packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C. New research shows cognitive benefits as well! Brain Power baby!
spinach: Over 23 separate nutrients are partying in your body when you consume spinach! among them vit K, vit A and large doses of iron (eat up vegans!)
goji berries: the complex nature of these berries wont spike your blood sugar, and they are also host to vit C alongside a plethora of antioxidants!
hemp seeds: These little powerhouses, though! Hemp seed is an excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance. It's also one of the easiest digestible proteins(shoutout, vegans!) and rich in vit E!
sunflower seeds: Magnesium, copper, selenium, vit E and antioxidant rich? take your pick. these puppies are just plain good for you.
peanut butter: Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Copper and Folate are just a few of the awesome ingrediants present in peanut butter! in healthy amounts (which I have trouble with) this stuff is awesome -- and super in smoothies!
cacao: check out the benefits here.
chia: read up with Mariel from pure taste here!
Now that we got all of that out of the way! On to the recipe!
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1-1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp cacao
2 tbsp peanut butter
and a sprinkle/dash of goji, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds and chia to top
1-2 dates if you like it sweet (fiber, fiber, fiber!)
place all ingredients (minus the toppers) in your mixer (I use a magic bullet) and zap them till well mixed. If it's too thick add more almond milk! better to start with less and add as you need.
Once mixed, place in a cup or bowl and top with all your goodies.
See? Easy. Just the way we like it.