This is one of my super easy, packed with nutrition, go-to smoothies lately. I find blueberry smoothies can get boring after a while so I often take a break from them. However, blueberries (mixed berries works well, too) are great for hiding both the appearance of greens as well as the taste. Sometimes I just don’t feel like tasting the greens, and sometimes my kids don’t need to know they’re there.
For the green, I also go through stages of adding fresh spinach or sprouts vs a whole food powder blend. Right now I’m using Health Force’s Vitamineral Green. It contains a range of vegetables, grasses, juices, spirulina, chlorella, algae and sea vegetables – 30 of the most micronutrient-rich superfoods. One of my favourites is the chlorophyll which helps with energy, detoxes all of your cells and builds healthy blood. You can read more here.
gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nut free, paleo
superfood berry smoothie
makes 1 serving
• 1 cup non-dairy milk (usually unsweetened almond or carrageenan free rice milk for us)
• 1 cup frozen blueberries or mixed berries
• 1 frozen banana (or room temp if your berries are frozen)
• glug of flax oil (healthy Omega 3s… this is a staple in my smoothies, feel free to omit)
• 1 tsp – tbsp of Vitamineral Green (start small if you’re new)
• 1 scoop FLAVOURLESS vital proteins grass fed collagen peptides protein powder (another staple, omit if you like)
The vital proteins is not only amazing because it’s flavourless (yes, not unflavoured – FLAVOURLESS! You can’t actually taste any gucky disgusting protein powder taste), it’s also amazing for anti-aging… healthy for your hair, nails, skin, bones and joints. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth every penny. I use one scoop instead of two to make it last longer. I also do an extensive search as some online stores sell it for ridiculous amounts. I usually check amazon as I did find it there cheap but then the price went up. My last order was with Pure Feast where it was priced well (Canadian dollars).