The proverbial smoothie bowl - truly a delish way to launch your day with a full spectrum, whole-food, protein, fiber (aka quality carb) and whole-food fat rich blend offering a perfect opportunity to further enhance with bonus add-ins like liquid and powder supplements.
Take the time to learn the basic components of a smoothie bowl or shake you love and then adapt the ingredients as you wish. Let what you have on hand, what's in season, what you are longing for... be what inspires your morning blend. Responding intuitively to what your body needs is a wonderful way to eat. When you plan ahead and prep you can manage this even with a demanding agenda. How do you do it?
- Vegan, Paleo, Gluten/Dairy-free
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Makes one
1 cup plant milk - your choice
1 heaping cup frozen berries or banana slices, mango, peaches, cherries, etc.
1 cup fresh or frozen leafy greens or veggies such as those mentioned above
1-2 tbsp each hemp seeds and whole flax seeds and/or
1-2 tbsp nut or seed butter or 2-3 tbsp soaked chia seeds
1-2 dates if needed for extra sweetness
Ice if desired for a colder, thicker smoothie
Fruits, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, granola, cinnamon, nut/seed butter or creme or plant yogurt
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Once you put this in your menu selection, enjoying a smoothie three or more times per week is sure to have you anteing up your daily produce intake and this is fabulous. Let me know your favorite blend if you have one. I must say, I vary up my blends often yet always include supplement add ins:
- Chlorella powder
- Vitamin C powder
- Liquid light minerals
- Liquid Vitamin D
- Maca root powder
- 1/2-1 inch ginger root plus about 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 -1/2 tsp turmeric and a few generous grinds of black pepper
- A soaked date or fig for added sweetness
- A few tbsp soaked chia seeds
- A tsp walnut oil
- A few tbsp Collagen powder
- A pinch sea salt
- Liquid kelp
- Matcha green tea powder
The above smoothie enhancers are specific to my needs.
Be sure to work with a health practitioner to determine what specifics you may need.
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Whatever you are adding to your smoothies my focus is to aim for at least 1 cup of leafy greens and 1 cup fruits. Count your produce intake each day looking for 8-10+ servings. You are sure to notice the difference. Build up to this gradually if you are falling short now, allowing your body to adapt to the increase in fiber and be sure to hydrate with quality, clean water.
Your health truly is in your hands and on your plate. Be smart and ensure you are doing all you can to augment your health promotion optimal wellness and preventing disease.