The “Short and Sweet” on Smoothies

Smoothies are great! They can be big on benefits for a minimal investment of time and effort.

Here are three healthy options to add to your collection.

superfoodie_smoothie


Superfoodie Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup blueberries, frozen
1 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. ground or whole chia seeds
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 cups unsweetened (2% fat) coconut milk or almond milk
2 Tbsp. unsweetened peanut butter or almond butter
1 Tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Directions
Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

Note:
Ground chia seeds don’t thicken as quickly as whole ones, making it the better option if you wish to store in the refrigerator.
Smoothie is rich in anti-inflammatory benefits.

*recipe adapted from Slimming Meals That Heal by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.


Calcium Booster Smoothie

Ingredients
3 leaves kale, chopped
1 apple, cored and diced
1 Medjool date
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. tahini

Blend and enjoy 2 large servings.

Note:
Thank you to the kale and tahini for bone-building calcium!


All-Glow Beauty Smoothie

1 ½ cups choice of milk (coconut, almond, hemp, half yogurt and half dairy milk)
½ large cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 cup strawberries or blueberries
½ cup spinach leaves
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
1 Tbsp. ground chia seed
1 tsp. honey or stevia to taste (optional)

Directions:
Add ice if desired and blend until smooth.


Each of these smoothies have a good blend of nutrients that stand strong on their own. However, adding a scoop or two of Sarvaa superfood powder can boost the nutritional power up another level. We In Balance consultants highly recommend Sarvaa superfood powder and are delighted to share a Sarvaa bonus: receive 20% off by just using the code Balance at checkout! Cacao Plus has been my favourite so far but a Sarvaa friend raving about the Mayan Chocolate might have me switching soon!

For pre or post workouts, breakfasts, snacks – to go or to stay – don’t forget your smoothies.


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