Super food Smoothie to keep you super fit this winter!
Its cold and it’s the time to get our body stronger and fit for the season.
A great and easy way to get lots of goodies in one time is drinking a smoothie.
Here is a list of super foods that are used in this great energy smoothie that is full of nutrients:
Cocoa beans / powder
Cocoa beans are the number one source of magnesium and they contain many other minerals like iron, calcium, zinc and chromium. Raw cocoa (not heated above 48 ° C) has high levels of antioxidants, much more than red wine and green tea. Cacao is also great for the heart and brain, is a natural laxative and hormonal balance. In general, cocoa beans give us amazing energy and make us feel happy (by raising serotonin levels) and relaxed.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, cereal, granola, salad, or eat with a little honey / maple syrup/ dates or just like that.
Very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (6 times more than salmon) and full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. also contain a lot of calcium (higher than milk) and protein.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, porridge, yogurt or in salad.
This is the number one herb in Chinese medicine for 6000 years. They are a great source of vegetable protein. They contain 18 amino acids, over 20 different minerals, vitamins (including vitamin C), beta carotene and antioxidants. They stimulate the body to produce growth hormone (HGH), so they also slow the aging process.
How to use: one tablespoon in smoothie, porridge, yogurt, granola, desserts and salads, or eat together with some nuts or chocolate beans as a healthy snack.
The hemp seed is very rich in protein (33%), contains eight essential amino acids. It is also rich in chlorophyll, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Hemp comes as a whole or peeled seeds,powder milk or oil. It’s great for those who want to build muscle.
How to use: you can mix the powder in smoothie, juice or water. Use peeled seeds in smoothies, porridge, yogurt, granola, desserts and salads. Hemp oil is great in smoothies and salads. It is recommended not to heat it and keep it refrigerated.
Sea weeds are among the richest foods in nutrients. They are full of minerals: calcium, iron, iodine, potassium and others, and may contain 10-20 minerals more than vegetables. They have large amounts of vitamins (some of them even have Vitamin B12, so they are great for vegetarians), protein and more.
Spirulina is a type of algae which is one of the richest foods in nutrients. They are concentrated source of protein (contains at least 65% protein). They are wonderful for blood purifying, has anti-inflammatory properties, strengthen the joints and rich in antioxidants.
Directions: Start at 1/4 teaspoon and gradually increased to 1-2 teaspoons a day, depending on your taste and digestion. Add to smoothies, soups, salads and energy bars.
More super foods you can add to the energy smoothie:
The flowers produce pollen that bees gather. It is a rich source of high quality protein, contains all essential amino acids that are great for our brain, as well as full of great minerals, vitamins and enzymes.You can buy fine bee pollen (ie not heated, not dried) at many health food shops. They are in the freezer, and should also be transported refrigerated to the store, hold them in the freezer.
How to Use: 1-2 teaspoons in smoothie, porridge, yogurt, granola, or in salad, or eat just like that.
Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable from the radish family. . It’s great for balancing the thyroid, for hormonal balance, increasing fertility, balancing the cycle, menopausal symptoms and more. It is known to improve memory and concentration, promotes emotional well-being and serves as an anti-depressant.
How to use: One teaspoon in smoothie, porridge, yogurt or mixed with water.
Super Food Energy Smoothie Recipe
The amounts are not accurate, and you can adapt it to your own taste:
* Green leaves vegetables, such as spinach, mint, celery leaves, parsley etc
* Fruits of the season, such as ripe banana, melon (you can also use few of the melon seeds), lychee (full of vitamin C) etc (The fruits provide energy and sweet taste)
* Chia seeds (about 1 tsp soaked in a little bit of water)
* Cocoa powder / beans
* Goji berries
* spirulina (about 1 tsp)
* Hemp seeds / powder
* Coconut oil (about 2 tbsp – good for the thyroid)
* A little bit of ice (optional)
Blend all the ingredients. You can decorate the top with chopped fruits or nuts – looks good, tastes good, and of course very healthy!