Tastes like a chocolate milkshake …. only
crunchy (I mean …. Healthy)
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie, better yet who doesn’t love a chocolate smoothie that’s smooth, creamy and packed full of antioxidants, super foods and is protein rich; perfect for a post work out drink or mid-arvo snack. I must admit I love a good smoothie. There is something about them that are just so satisfying, making you feel like you have indulged in something entirely naughty, but when made with all the good stuff there is definitely nothing to feel guilty about. This is my ‘go to’ smoothie after a hard sweat-sesh at the gym. It is important to get some protein in your body straight after for optimal muscle recovery so make sure you have a good quality protein powder that is clean and not full of added nasties. It’s also a great way to mix super foods into your daily diet. I don’t know about you but having a spoonful of maca powder straight from the container is just not my thaang! This smoothie is low fructose and both gluten and dairy free. Simple, fast and effective
Super foods for superhuman performance, energy, clarity and wellbeing:
Blueberries: Very rich in anti oxidants like vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E,
A and copper(a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial)
Chia Seeds: Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber, and even a little bit of protein. These tiny seeds can elevate just about any meal or snack to a nutritional powerhouse.
Goji Berries: Rich in antioxidants, loaded with vitamin C, calcium, zinc, selenium and are a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds.
Cacao: Great source of magnesium, boosts metabolism, and protein synthesis. It may also be useful in the prevention of or treatment for congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and premenstrual syndrome.
Maca Powder: Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. It’s great for skin, energy and hormone balancing.
Mesquite powder: Mesquite is high in protein, low on the glycemic index, and a good source of soluble fiber. This gluten-free powder is also a good source of calcium, iron, lysine, manganese, zinc, and potassium.
½ cup blueberreis
1 tsb chia seeds
1 tbs goji berries
1 tsp cacao
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp mesquite powder
Hand full of baby spinach
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
** All superfoods can be found at your local health food store. Each ingredient is optional depending what you have at home. As they can be expensive start off with purchasing one and slowly build your collection over time.