TODAY, I WAS FEELING A SMOOTHIE, SO SMOOTHIE I GOT!
SUPERFOOD GREENS VANILLA PROTEIN SHAKE, anyone?!
This isn’t just any shake. This is a vegan shake. A gluten-free shake. A refined-sugar-free shake. A THICK, CREAMY & SILKY SMOOTH AF SHAKE. This one’s a freaking goodie.
SO GREEN. SO DELICIOUS. SO NUTRITIOUS. SO absolutely-positively PERFECT!!
So why exactly am I calling it a superfood shake?
UHHHH, well… EVER HEARD OF MATCHA?
EVER HEARD OF CHLORELLA?
EVER HEARD OF AÇAI?
Awesome. SO NOW YOU KNOW.
But, it’s me you’re talking to. Kelly In The Kitch… well, you’re not actually talking to me, BUT YA KNOW. And, since it’s me, YOU KNOW THAT I AIN’T JUST STOPPING THERE. Yes, you know what’s in this babe of a smoothie, BUT DO YOU KNOW WHY? I cannot stress enough the importance of eating for BENEFITS. And so, without further ado, let me tell you what benefits this smoothie can bring to your life. I could go on & on about every single one of the ingredients in this baby because let’s be honest, ONE IS HEALTHIER THAN THE NEXT! But, today, I’ll focus on the three superfoods in this babe.
MATCHA: Packed with antioxidants + boosts metabolism + detoxifies the body naturally + calms/soothes the mind & relaxes the body + super rich in fibre, chlorophyll & vitamins + enhances mood / helps boost concentration + provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc & magnesium + prevents disease + lowers cholesterol & blood sugar!
1 CUP OF MATCHA CONTAINS AS MUCH ANTIOXIDANTS AS 10 CUPS OF BREWED GREEN TEA.
CHLORELLA: Packed with minerals, amino acids, trace minerals, phytonutrients, chlorophyll, essential fatty acids + detoxifies the blood + removes industrial pollutants, metals, mould & other toxins from the body + boosts tissue growth & repair + improves symptoms of certain types of disease & cancer + reduces carcinogenic activity + fights bacteria & infection + promotes a healthy immune system + cleanses the blood & liver + promotes growth of friendly bacteria in your gut + balances pH levels in the body + normalizes blood sugar & blood pressure!
AÇAI: Rich in antioxidants + fights cancer + promote heart health + helps with digestion + improves immunity + slows the aging process + detoxifies the body + helps boost sex drive (OULALA) + lowers cholesterol + increases energy levels + improves / boosts mental & cognitive function + good for the skin + reduces the risk of stroke & heart disease + helps maintain healthy weight!
My loves, YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup of organic unsweetened plain almond milk;
- 1/2 cup of water;
- 1 scoop of Iron Vegan vanilla sprouted protein powder;
- 1/4 cup of organic frozen pineapple;
- 1/4 cup of organic frozen slices strawberries
- A few chunks of steamed then frozen cauliflower;
- A heaping handful of spinach;
- 1 tsp. Matcha Ninja matcha powder;
- 1 tsp. Navitas Organics freeze-dried organic açai powder;
- 1 tsp. chlorella (replace with spirulina, if you prefer!);
- Toppings: One Degree Organics sprouted oat granola (vanilla chia) & Ceylon cinnamon!
For that HOW-TO?
I mean, at this point… IT’S A SMOOTHIE.
- Add all the ingredients to your blender & BLEND away until a smooth, thick & creamy consistency is obtained & all the ingredients have been fulling incorporated & combined!
- Add more almond milk / water if you want a thinner smoothie!
- Add more fruit or protein for a thicker smoothie!
- Pour the smoothie into a tall glass & top with granola & Ceylon cinnamon!