If you struggle to get your daily nutritional requirements, you really need to consider getting into smoothies. The options are endless, and of course should be seasonal. But really the sky is the limit.
We recently asked our Instagram followers if they wanted to know the recipe for our ultimate green smoothy. They said yes so here it is!
This smoothy is inspired by Dr Rhonda Patrick's ultra-micronutrient super smoothy, but has been modified slightly for enhanced immune boosting ability, meeting protein requirements and ingredient availability.
It makes a huge amount of smoothy - perfect if you are making them for the whole family, but it is also OK just to drink half and save the rest for the following day. And if you need something to fill you up from breakfast to lunch time, look no further. This smoothy really satisfies.
- Two kale branches (leaf and stalk)
- 2 cups of non-sweetened almond milk
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 carrot
- 1 apple
- half an avacado
- punnet of blueberries
- half a large banana
- half a lemon OR bergamot (we were lucky enough to have a bergamot!)
- 60g ANPC pure vanilla bean WPC
- 2 heaped teaspoon of powdered medicinal mushrooms
- 6 home made stock cubes
We first blended the kale and spinach with almond milk in a NutriBullet, and then added the remaining ingredients and blended again. The smoothy is quite thick, but more almond milk can be added to get it to the consistency you like.
You cant help but feel like you have had a head start when you leave the house having already consumed at least 10 different fruits and vegetables, and had an adequate dose of protein and good fats. And lets not forget the wonderful hit of fibre.
Just Some Of The Benefits
Kale – High in magnesium, lutein, sulforaphane and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to slightly enhance visual performance and the long-term benefits have been shown to prevents several types of age-related macular degeneration.
Spinach – High in folate and vitamin K. Folate is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function.Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues
Carrots and Tomato – High Beta Carotene and Lycopene
Avocado – High inPotassium, Vitamin E, and Monounsaturated Fat
Apples and Blueberries – High in the Flavanoids Quercetin, Anthocyanins, Epicatechins
Mushrooms - High in B vitamins, Iron and Selenium
And it sure does look pretty in the new ANPC double-walled drink vessel. Make it and take it with you. This drink bottle is currently available for pre-order and should be ready to be shipped around mid-late August.