So many delicious smoothies to be made and all you need, besides the ingredients, is a blender. Ninja, Vita-Mix, or whatever you got works. If you’re making the investment in a blender I recommend going with as much firepower as you can afford, like a Vita-Mix, as the texture of foods can vary considerably depending on the quality of the machine.
Like many of the Revivalist Recipes I have some things I consider when making a smoothie: fat, protein, flavor, vitamins/minerals, texture, temperature & supplements/probiotics.
For example: raw whole milk kefir (fat, protein & probiotic), spoonful of coconut oil (fat, texture) blended with some frozen blueberries (flavor, vitamins, temperature), frozen spinach (vitamins, temperature) and a spoonful of maple syrup (flavor, minerals) for an easy breakfast smoothie that is cool, tasty, tangy, probiotic and filled with enough calories to get you through from breakfast to lunch.
When you’re dieting, the sweeter smoothies can satisfy the dark night of your souls cravings that sometimes need to be indulged, but they are a lot more helpful and way less guilty than a pint of Ben & Jerry’s kind of way. Less sweet smoothies are perfect your post workout sources of needed calories and electrolytes. Smoothies are also a great vehicle to get the good stuff in you: be it the client’s whose son enjoyed all the smoothies I made him laced with vitamins he wouldn’t take otherwise, or someone who doesn’t love the taste of fermented beverages or for people like me: who just need to STOP saying “I am too busy to eat”. Next time you feel hungry, bust out that blender and give a smoothie a try.
Blueberry-Spinach with Cashew Milk
1/2 C Blueberries
3-4 Ice Cubes
1 T Lucuma Powder
1 T Gelatin (Great Lakes
1 C Cashew or Almond Milk
1 T Coconut Oil
Combine all ingredients in blender. Lucoma powder is a low-glycemic vitamin & mineral rich sweeter much prized by the ancient Incas. This smoothie is a cooling fruity treat, perfect to be enjoyed on a mid day break or anytime you need a pick me up!.
Cacao-Avocado with Almond Butter & Aloe
Combine all ingredients in a blender. This smoothie packs some serious energy with the nutrient dense avocado & almond butter. Aloe Vera juice is a great aid to elimination, while antioxidant cacao powder provides muscle nourishing magnesium and maca powder (another Peruvian ingredient, but this one is believed to boost your libido.) This smoothie will nourish your zest for life and is a perfect breakfast on the go.
Combine all ingredients in a blender. This is great for your post workout smoothie, filled with electrolytes from the coconut water and with the probiotic boost of coconut kefir. The coconut butter adds fat & calories, along with the banana imparting energy, sweetness, vitamins & minerals. Mild in flavor, this smoothie loves to be jazzed up with spices like cinnamon or powdered vanilla bean.
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