Lacuma is high in antioxidants and minerals helping maintain strong bones and fighting fatigue. Maca is loaded with thiamin, riboflavin, Vit B6, calcium and iron that boost energy and stamina. Hemp is a complete plant protein source and speeds post-workout recovery. Bee pollen is nutrient-rich and green powders are high in phytonutrients and digestive enzymes that boost energy.
Smoothies are probably my favorite way of getting loads of nutrients into my body when the time is short (as it often is!). If like me, you struggle in the morning, or just do not have time to create anything fancy, you can prepare a jug of ingredients the night before and leave it in the fridge overnight.
The quantities in these recipes are a little vague, as we all have slightly different tastes – so tweak to suit yours. To change things up slightly, you can make the smoothies a little thicker and serve them in a bowl topped with a little fruit, chia seeds, flakes, almonds, etc.
My freezer is always stocked with frozen fruits, they are cheaper than fresh, they taste great and help to make a lovely thick smoothie.
5 Superfood Smoothie Add-Ons
This naturally sweet, super-powder from Peru is high in antioxidants, minerals and beta-carotene. Lucuma’s benefits include maintaining strong bones and fighting fatigue.
Power up with the athlete’s superfood. Maca is a star performer, loaded with thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, and iron. These vitamins and minerals boost energy levels and increase stamina.
Deliciously nutty and packed full of protein. Hemp is one of the only complete plant protein sources. It is also high in Omega 3, Omega 6 and fiber. Hemp is great for helping you to recover post-workout, boost energy levels and keep those biceps pumping.
4. Bee Pollen
This is an amazing whole food providing almost every nutrient, mineral, and vitamin that our bodies need. It is powerful stuff, so start with just 1 tsp. per day and increase gradually.
5. Green Powders
Green powders are high in phytonutrients, which are nutrients from plants that are necessary for sustaining human life and preventing disease. They are a good source of fiber and contain digestive enzymes, helping us to break down the nutrients we are eating, leading to a greater overall energy.
Recipe Structure For Smoothies
Want to pack an extra punch to your regular smoothie be it in its consistency, flavor, texture or taste, and nutrition then these pointers should help you get the desired effect!
- Creamy Fruit: Banana/Avocado (40%)
- Back-Up Fruit Or Veg: Strawberries/ Apples/ Spinach/ Kale (20%)
- Flavouring: Vanilla, Lime, Tahini (spoonful)
- Sweetness: Date, Maple Syrup, Honey (dash)
- Protein Boost: Soaked seeds, Soaked Nuts, Protein Powder, Nut Butter (tablespoon)
- Liquid: Dairy-Free milk, Coconut Water, Filtered Water (40%)
Healthy Breakfast Smoothies [Recipes]
1. Sesame And Mango Dream
It boosts your calcium levels and has anti-Inflammatory properties.
Ingredients: Frozen banana ~ Mango ~ Turmeric ~ Tahini ~ Lime ~ Almond Milk.
2. Chocolate Shake
Ingredients: Frozen banana ~ Avocado ~ Raw Cacao Powder ~ Maple Syrup ~ Dairy-Free Milk.
3. Gingered Carrot
The gingered carrot smoothie is high in vitamin C and has anti-viral properties.
Ingredients: Frozen banana ~ Apple ~ Carrot ~ Orange ~ Lemon ~ Ginger ~ Dairy-Free Milk.
4. All About The Greens
It is rich in electrolytes, protein, and is good to consume after a workout.
Ingredients: Frozen banana ~ Celery ~ Kiwi ~ Avocado ~ Protein Powder ~ Greens Powder ~ Almonds ~ Coconut Water.