Hello everyone and welcome,
Today, I want to share a really popular smoothie recipe that we love in my household. This smoothie is a great way for me to get lot’s of nutrients in without any complaint from anyone! You can totally customize this smoothie recipe to meet your nutritional needs, taste, and preferences.
Let’s dive on in and get started.
1 C organic fresh spinach (or frozen organic kale)
1/2 C organic blueberries (I prefer frozen)
1/2 of an organic avocado (or 1 organic frozen banana)
1 Tbsp organic peanut butter ( or nut butter of choice)
1 Tbsp organic vanilla or Chai vanilla (soy-free) veggie protein powder (optional
1/2 C water
1/2 C pure coconut water (or simply use 1 c of water )
1/2 tsp organic hemp powder (optional)
1/2 tsp organic Spirulina (optional)
1/4 tsp organic elderberry (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Let’s talk about some of the nutritional benefits that make this smoothie so great.
high in protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, B3, B6, B9, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
My main reason for using avocado is because it contains more potassium than a banana. Half of an avocado is about 488 mg vs 1 whole banana about 422 mg. 4,700 mg of potassium is the daily recommended amount. It also contains pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, Omega-3, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
I opt for blueberries as my jelly in this smoothie. Here are some of the benefits fiber, potassium, vitamin c, B6, folate and more. You can certainly use whatever fruit you like to have the jelly flavor you desire.
Now, what is a peanut butter and jelly smoothie without peanut butter and here are some of its benefits vitamin E, niacin, folate, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
Contains various bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism. Plus, coconut water is rich in potassium, which helps balance out sodium.
Contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. It’s also a great source of magnesium, zinc, iron and more.
This blue-green algae is a great source of vitamin A, chlorophyll and so much more. Feel free to check out my Instagram post for more info on Spirulina the link is below.
Adding this to your smoothie is great for nutrients but it won’t be the most eye appealing smoothie you ever make. *This is one ingredient that must be organic so as to not take in any toxins.
Used for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health as well as coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and more.
All these healthy elements and it taste delicious!
I hope you will give this smoothie a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.