As personal health is a topic at the forefront of all our minds recently, I thought it would be a great idea to share my recipe and a few nutrition tips for this delicious, creamy Super Boost Green smoothie of mine!
A popular question I find people asking is whether they are getting enough nutrients, vitamins and minerals into their day, as there are so many quick, fast food and pre made options, so sometimes people don’t realise they may be missing out on many important health goodies they could easily be adding to their day.
For your daily diet to be sustainable, it needs to fit into your lifestyle without too much fuss.
So I am here to share this amazing smoothie recipe with you to boost your daily nutrient intake easily – my SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIE - which is perfect for any time of the day, if you are busy on the go, after a workout or may not feel like a huge breakfast in the morning, because for your daily diet to be sustainable, it needs to fit into your lifestyle without too much fuss.…. and you also want to know, that what you are consuming is great for your body, inside and out! 💚
As many of you may know I am not the biggest fan of a big breakfast in the morning, on the weekend, definitely yes! But during the week I love to include a smoothie as it can pack in all I need to think, function and stay focused, with proteins, fats, vitamins, micronutrients, carbs and fibre.
This is creamy, delicious and so so filling! Don’t ever get put off by using green powders, they may not smell the best but blended with these other ingredients are not strong tasting and can easily be hidden with other delicious flavours, unless you are one of those few that just really love eating spirulina raw!! (I do know a few 😜)
These are the ingredients for my Super Boost Green Smoothie, with a few detailed explanations below.
Half a frozen small banana peeled and chopped into pieces before freezing
2.5 tsp maca powder
2 tblsp flax meal
1 tblsp ground chia seeds
2 heaped tablespoon unflavoured pea protein powder (or other protein powder of choice)
2 tsp green boost powder mix
2 tsp honey
2 tsp Moringa powder
1 cup milk of choice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tblsp almond butter
So what do all these ingredients mean?
A whole range of beneficial properties in this ingredients list, to include - calcium, vitamins A, E, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, K, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, niacin, omega 3’s, protein, dietary fibre, iron, carbs, and fats.
The green boost powder I use includes these powders at equal percentage around 16.6% of chlorella, barleygrass, kale, wheatgrass, spirulina , spinach - you can buy separately each of the powders, but it is just down to personal preference really
Moringa powder is high in antioxidants and from the Moringa Oleifera tree, from which most parts of this tree are edible and popular in Africa and India, I love buying mine from Aduna foods.
Just to name 5 important elements:
MAGNESIUM - for bone strength, nerve and muscle function
CALCIUM - for maintenance of teeth, bones and muscles
VITAMIN A - maintaining skin, vision and immune function
VITAMIN E - contributes to protection of cells from oxidative stress
IRON - contributes to the reduction of tiredness & fatigue, and helps with production of red blood cells
A stressful activity for most, is trying to calculate your food intake, or use health apps that trace nutrition facts, or write out spreadsheets to understand what we are and what we are not getting in our meals. Realistically those are not long term goals, can be exhausting and cause extra stress trying to constantly track what we are ingesting.
This is why I love this green smoothie!
Such a great variety of health boosting nutrients in one smoothie glass!
*Please ensure to consult with your doctor if you are on any medications as certain ingredients may affect your situation.
There are many other smoothie combinations to try, and loads of healthy options to experiment with on the Mealz website
A great platform for finding recipes! And one I am proud to be a part of as an author and chef (hint hint, head over and give it a peek 😀)
They are sharing a whole range of educational cooking classes , and one especially for SMOOTHIES!
If you have any further questions, don't be shy, give me a shout, I am happy to help, these are normally the most popular asked questions:
do you freeze your fruit or use it fresh?
can any fruit be used in smoothies?
what protein variation to use?
what are all these green powders being sold?
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Lots of love,
Bridgette from Hyper Health Nut,
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