Rise and Shine Super Smoothie Recipe

Rise and Shine Super Smoothie Recipe
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TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Keep refrigerated in an air tight container.
Gluten Free Vegan Vegetarian Dairy Free
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This smoothie is more like a breakfast and may need to be eaten with a spoon. It’s a power house of all things good for a morning that will launch you into the day. The Banana Powder, Nut Butter, Hemp Protein Powder and Maca will give sustained energy throughout the day while the Baobab Powder adds a boost of vitamin C. A few green Spinach leaves give this smoothie some iron and the strawberries add a twist of sweetness.

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Ingredients

Equipment
  • Blender
  • Kitchen scales
  • Teaspoon

Method
  1. First add your Almond Milk into the Blender
  2. Then slice up your Banana and Strawberries and Spinach leaves and add them also.
  3. On top of your heap of fruit and leaves scoop in your sugar free Nut Butter
  4. Time for the powders. Next spoon in the Hemp Protein Powder, Maca Powder and Baobab Powder.
  5.  Blend. (You can add a little more Almond Milk or some water at this point if the smoothie is too thick and then blend more.)
Variations

This recipe can be made with all kinds of different Superfood powders which can be substituted for the Maca and Baobab Powder. Because of the thick nature of this smoothie you might like to add some water or more Almond Milk to make it easier to drink.

Benefits

To say this smoothie is packed with protein would be an understatement! Firstly the Hemp Protein Powder provides over 55% of highly digestible, complete plant based protein - high protein meals and smoothies tend to keep you feeling fuller for longer - not only will you have the energy to keep you going until lunch, it can also prevent a mid-morning crash. This is also helped along by the inclusion of the nut butter, whichever one you choose to use will provide you with a good dollop of essential fatty acids such as omega 3. Getting enough "good" fat is essential to the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, will keep your blood sugar stable and is vital to brain health. Nut butters are also extremely mineral rich with brain boosting nutrients such as zinc and B vitamins, perfect to keep your mind sharp and focussed.

The inclusion of maca not only boosts the mineral and vitamin content but is also known as an "adaptogen", adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients which help your body adjust to extreme circumstances and, along with the B vitamins, can help you to cope with stress.

All in all, this smoothie will boost your energy levels, leave you satiated, keep you focussed and combat stress!

 

 

 

9 December 2014 - 2:19pm