I usually go for green smoothies, but once in a while I want something creamy, like a dessert, that’s also really good for me. This one is my favorite! And, Ladies, it’s also fabulous for fertility with ingredients like pineapple (bromelain) and maca powder (hello aphrodisiac!).
So what is a superfood you say? According to Health.com, “Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.” I add them to my smoothies for flavor and an energy boost. If you want to learn more about different superfoods and how they can benefit you, I recommend David Wolfe’s book.
Smoothies are also a great way to get healthy fats into your diet, so I’ve added avocado. Unrefined coconut oil and/or raw almond butter are great additions as well. I hope you like it as much as I do.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful frozen pineapple
- 1/2 of a medium-sized avocado
- 1 tbsp. maca powder
- 1 tbsp. hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp. bee pollen
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 3 scoops USANA MySmartFoods Plant Protein
- 1 scoop USANA MySmartFoods Fibergy
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder or 1 pack USANA MySmartFoods Flavor Optimizer in Dark Chocolate
- 2-3 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
- purified water (optional)
Method: Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with unsweetened shredded coconut and goji berries.
Tips: I recommend making your own Almond Milk. Check out my simple homemade almond milk recipe. I like to add purified water to my smoothie in addition to the almond milk so it’s not as thick, but you may find you prefer to add more almond milk and no water at all. It’s totally your preference.
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