latest GRACIOUS LIVING CREAMY VANILLA BLUEBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE (currently showcased in Sweat Equity Magazine Fall 2012)
A delicious smoothie that’s easy and fast to make and perfect for Fall!
An alkalinizing, detoxifying, energizing, metabolism boosting, and filled with superfoods, plant-based protein, antioxidants, and fibre. This smoothie is creamy and filling without the milk, and will provide you with sustainable energy. Also, great to enjoy after a workout to help the body recover, replenish, and reduce inflammation.
**Avocado and frozen bananas are both potassium rich and provide a creamy texture when blended.
**Swiss chard is an outstanding source of antioxidant phytonutrients that act as anti-inflammatory agents.
**Hemp seeds provide all natural, anti-inflammatory, easy-to-digest, plant-based protein.
GRACIOUS LIVING CREAMY VANILLA BLUEBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE:
1 cup blueberries
2 frozen bananas
1 ripe avocado
1 handful swiss chard
2-3 tbsp hemp seeds
1tsp real vanilla
natural sweetener to taste
water to desired consistency
1 cup ice
**Blend till creamy. Don’t be scared by the interesting shade of greeny purple colour…this smoothie is sensational superfood goodness! This recipe will fill a blender so make sure to share! Cut the recipe in half for smaller amounts.
**For different variations: add a different berry of choice, a different dark, green leafy vegetable of choice, or try sweetening with dates or maple syrup instead.
*this smoothie is perfect for the 30 Day Vegan Challenge that started 2 days ago…never too late to join! just start!
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