Breakfast Smoothie

 

Breakfast Smoothie
 
I love me some oatmeal in the morning. In fact breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. So I was dreading the part of my month long detox where I give up grains. No grains means no oatmeal. Instead I started making smoothies. And I have to say they were tasty, filling, and satisfying. I didn't really miss my oatmeal that much. This recipe was definitely my favorite one. Perfect for breakfast or after an intense workout.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Spinach
  • 1 Banana (I like to freeze them, makes the smoothie thicker)
  • 1 cup of Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup of Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1 scoop of vegan Protein Powder (I like Sun Warrior the best)
  • 1 tsp of Maca Powder
  • 1 tsp of Bee Pollen
  • 1 cup of Almond Milk (or other nut milk)
  • Add water if desired to make it less thick
Instructions
  1. Add to a high powered blender and process on the highest setting
Notes
We know that Spinach can make you strong from Popeye, but did you also know it is awesome for brain health as well. Spinach is high in Folate, which reduces inflammation that could harm brain function. It contains lots of B Vitamins, which helps to enhance memory. And it also contains L-Tyrosine, an amino acid that helps to improve focus. Perfect way to rev up your brain in the morning.


Bananas are my all time favorite smoothie add in. I think it’s amazing how just 1 banana can sweeten up any smoothie and give it a nice creamy consistency. Plus they happen to be a great source of Potassium and vitamin B6, which is an essential B vitamin. Bananas are known to lower high blood pressure and are a great source of dietary fiber. In both Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine bananas are also used in the treating Stomach Ulcers.


Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then any other fruit including oranges! They have so many phytonutrients and antioxidants that they have been strongly linked to help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. They also are one of the only fruits that help to regulate blood sugar.


Blueberries are definitely my favorite fruit, I don’t go a day without them. They are also packed with Antioxidants and Phytonutrients. Blueberries help to reduce inflammation, combat Oxidative stress, protect the Nervous System, and reduce Cholesterol. New studies have also shown that Blueberries help improve memory and cognitive function. It is especially helpful in aging adults, to protect their brain against Neurodegneration. In other words blueberries make you smarter.


Chia seeds were a staple food for the Aztecs and Mayans. They consumed these seeds for increased energy and stamina. In fact Chia means “strength.” One thing that makes Chia Seeds such a super star is its high fiber content. One serving of Chia Seeds supplies 42% of your daily fiber requirement. And in addition to being packed full of antioxidants they are an excellent source of your Omega 3 Fatty Acids. If you have heart issues, digestive issues, low energy and fatigue, or are looking to lose weight, you’ll want to include Chia Seeds in your diet.


Maca is an awesome superfood power that gives you a nice burst of energy due to it's high B vitamin content. It also will give you a healthy boost to your libido as well!


I started using Bee Pollen to help combat seasonal allergies. But it also happens to be great for energy as well as it contains a lot of B vitamins and amino acids. Perfect add in to this smoothie.