Recipe: Superfood Protein Smoothie
This smoothie is a simple and delicious way to fill your body with superfoods, and kickstart your day with a nutritious and filling bang!
N U T M I L K. Nut milks are an easy way to power-up any smoothie, as they are jam-packed full of vitamins. I used almond milk, a great source of protein, B2, vitamin E and magnesium, but you can totes take your pick (and why not make your own?).
You'll want one cup full.
B A N A N A. Grab two small, or one large banana. I use bananas in almost every smoothie I make to help smooth it all out, and to add a little sweetness (because srsly, who doesn't want a yummy, smooth smoothie?!).
B E E P O L L E N. This ingredient contains nearly every single nutrient required by the human body, as well as more protein than any animal source. It's amazing for the skin and for digestion, but is also brilliant for helping to treat allergies.
You'll need one spoonful.
C A C A O. This one may sound familiar - cacao is the plant from which cocoa, and chocolate, originate. Cacao contains four times as many antioxidants as dark chocolate, and helps to boost serotonin and cardiovascular health. Plus, it makes anything taste chocolatey, which is never a bad thing (#amiright?).
Again, you'll need one spoonful.
M A C A. A beautiful ingredient for female health. It helps to improve energy levels and bone density, but more significantly has the power to balance female hormones, decreasing the symptoms of PMS and menopause.
Again, heap your spoon full.
H E M P S E E D S. A fantastic source of easy-to-digest protein, omega 3 & 6, and vitamin E, and great for immune, cardiovascular and circulatory health.
H O N E Y. A health-boosting sweetener, fabulous for improving energy, wound healing, and reducing allergy symptoms. This one's optional, just to taste.
Blend together with a handful of ice until smooth, and voila!
References: Food Matters, Mercola, Mercola Food Facts, Global Healing Centre, Pure Healing Foods.