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Superfood Smoothie

Today I thought I’d post a favourite smoothie recipe of mine that I’ll be mixing up on the Healthy Eating Stage.  I basically designed this recipe for myself to enjoy as a nourishing quick breakfast if I’m pushed for time and it makes me feel full and energised all morning. I love making up my own healthy meal replacement shakes as I know exactly what’s in them and what I’m putting into my body.  Most store bought shakes are filled with fillers such as dextrins, milk solids and dry milk powders, vegetable gums, hydrogenated vegetable oils,  gluten and artificial sweeteners that can often cause gastrointestinal disturbances and bloating, so it just makes sense to keep it real and made from pure + natural wholefoods.

What’s great about it:
I like to vary the ingredients I use depending on how I feel and what’s looking good at my green grocers. I love to throw in fruits such as berries, apple, pomegranate, kiwi and papaya which are great for gut health and  immune system.  I also throw in leafy greens such as baby spinach or kale for folate and calcium. To make the meal complete I always add natural protein.

1 fruits and vegetables + boosters (antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre )
2 Natural + pure protein (supports recovery and repair + a immune system).
3 Fluid (this can come from water, coconut water, kefir, yoghurt or your choice of milk such as seed, nut, dairy, rice etc).   I love using seed and nut milks as they are loaded with minerals and vitamins to help fight off free radicals and nourish the body.
4 Omega 3: chia, walnut or flaxseed add a boost of fibre and omega 3 that can aid digestion and elimination.
5 Probiotics:  Good bacteria that help protect your immune system.  I love adding concentrated powders or using fermented foods such as yoghurt with live cultures or kefir.

Here’s my recipe:
1 cup (150 g) blueberries – frozen
1 ripe banana
1 cup  (250 ml) coconut water or almond milk
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Pure Protein
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Organic Superfood
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon goji berries
1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder
ice to blend – optional

Combine berries, banana, almond milk, healthy chef protein, organic superfood, chia seed, goji berry, probiotics and ice if using into a high performance blender.  I use my awesome Vitamix.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Enjoy.

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19 Responses to “Superfood Smoothie”
  1. Jasmin says:

    Great recipe. I’ve been having having protein smoothies every morning and loving the change. More recipes like this one please!!

  2. Alexis says:

    Hi, sounds tasty!! Is pro-boyotic powder ok for someone with a dairy & soy intolerance?

  3. Angelique says:

    Hi Teresa,
    Can you recommend a good probiotic powder?
    Thanks

  4. Susan Hoff says:

    I do pretty much the same every other day for breakfast, except I also break in 1 free range egg and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Keeps me going until lunchtime :-)

    • Bianca says:

      I drink these nearly every morning within 1/2 hr of my workout for breakfast. I also add cinnamon & 1 x organic FR egg, I also like to add 1 tbs ground up unstabilised organic oats a few times a week for a carb boost. It also keeps me full all morning.

  5. Holly says:

    Hi Teresa, love your recipes! Just bought your 80/20 cook book :) just wondering if the nutritional break down you’ve got up there is when the smoothie is made with coconut water? I would probably make mine with yoghurt, so that would obviously make the calories higher, right? And it doesnt have spinach on the ingredients list, but would a handful of spinach leaves be suitable in this recipe? Thanks :)

  6. Fiona says:

    Do you recommend also adding “fats” ie avocado, for example I don’t like to add fruits to my green smoothies for high sugar / candida reasons. My smoothies are: greens, your pea protein, your superfood, chia, LSA, 1/4 avo, water, ice).

  7. Dell says:

    Can you please recommend a probiotic powder???

  8. Liz says:

    Hi Teresa
    Can u please provide a recipe for
    coconut water ?
    Thankyou

  9. Allison says:

    Hi,
    I’ve never added an egg to my smoothies – great idea. Thanks.

  10. Tamara-Lee says:

    Would love some FODMAP safe smoothies or any recipes for that matter.

  11. Tenille says:

    Hi Teresa, could you please recommend a probiotic powder? Thanks

  12. Liz says:

    Hi Teresa, loving this smoothie along with all others. Most of the time it makes up 2 serves for me. Is it ok to freeze portions of this ne and new like the green goddess smoothie?
    Thanks, Liz

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