As the title suggests, this smoothie is chock-full of fruit and added nutrients. The supporting players give the smoothie its body and complement the fruit flavors: you can actually taste the cherries and blueberries and banana separately. We make it so thick we use a spoon. The spoon will slow you down but gives the added benefit of allowing your body more time to absorb the gorgeousness of this anti-oxidant rich meal.
Please note: if a thick smoothie isn’t your thing, just add more (veggie) milk or juice to thin it out- you’ll still get the benefits and the yum body feel.
This smoothie is fantastic after a workout or as breakfast in the hot summer months. The additions are rough suggestions and change with what’s on hand, so feel free to add what you like best to make your own concoction.
Yields: 2 servings in 12 oz. glasses
1 C blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 T Green Vibrance
1 C cherries (pitted fresh or frozen) 2 tsps chia seeds (Mila)
2 bananas, ripened 2 tsps milled flax seeds
2 T coconut flakes 2 tsps nutritional yeast
½ C soy, rice, or almond milk 2 tsps lecithin
½ C plain Greek yogurt, 0% fat
1.Slice bananas into a blender and add the milk liquid; puree until smooth.
2. Add the blueberries and cherries (Costco sells organic both) and puree or liquefy.
3. Add yogurt and all other ingredients and blend until everything is well incorporated.
The blueberries and cherries are full of antioxidants.
Green Vibrance is a green-based product made of powdered vegetables, fruit, and herbs- real food- to provide a whole host of nutrients and probiotics.
Nutritional yeast has a high percent of most of the B vitamins, and good amount of magnesium, both of which are highly beneficial to nervous system function.
Lecithin is a fat emulsifier and many claim its health benefits include reducing cholesterol, boosting liver function, fighting heart disease, and improving brain function, but we looked it up and the research to back these claims is inconclusive so far.
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