Baobab and Berry Smoothie
Most people that know me know I love a good smoothie. They’re so fantastic as they are so quick. On a morning when I know I need to be somewhere, I’ll make sure the night before that I’ve prepared a delicious smoothie so I don’t waste any time. The main thing that’s so wonderful about smoothies is how much goodness they can pack into one glass! There is no easier way to get so many wonderful nutrients into your diet. Drinking a smoothie in the morning allows your body to carry on with the cleansing process it does throughout your sleep. By pre blending the food before it enters your body it takes much lighter work from your digestive system while feeding your body with fantastic nutrients so that you’ve got energy for the morning.
There are many different varieties of smoothies that I love but I think a real winner for many people who I make them for is always ones with berries! It gives such a fruity flavour and really disguises any green veg so this is a great recipe for any one first testing out the waters with veggie smoothies. This recipe is really creamy which I enjoy but you can easily adjust it to make it more liquid like if you’d prefer – simply add half a cup of water. The blend of ingredients here will provide you with everything you’ll need to start the day feeling great!
Smoothies are the best way to add superfood powders to your diet as it’s so easy to blend them into a drink and then you hardly know they’re there! I like to add baobab to this smoothie because it has a fruity flavour too. Baobab is a fantastic source of vitamin C which is especially helpful at this time of year when we want our immune systems working at their best. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron which is another mineral that is provided by baobab. This is fantastic for plant eaters in particular. I also like to add chia seeds to my smoothies which are a wonderful superfood that provide the highest plant based source of omega-3, essential for healthy brain functions. They also help you feel fuller for longer as well as helping to cleanse and detoxify the body. Some of the other super foods that are commonly found in my smoothies are maca powder, wheatgrass, lucuma, spirulina – they all work wonders but absolutely none of these are essential so don’t worry if you don’t have them. If you don’t add the superfood powders, you will still be feeding yourself with an abundance of nutritious vitamins and minerals.
1 large stick of Celery
1 handful of Frozen Berries
1/2 c Almond Milk
1 large handful of Spinach
1 tbsp Baobab
1tbsp Chia Seeds
Blend the ingredients and enjoy a big glass of liquid nutrition.