Hi eKa CIRCLE
I have been vegetarian for near on 30 years (maybe longer) and therefore have to be very conscious of adding enough protein to my diet. It is very clear that proteins are the amino acids that are the building blocks of our muscles, blood, bones and skin. Therefore to stay young, fit and healthy you need all that nature has to offer. A green smoothie is often a great way to introduce a “power punch” of chlorophyll. Just add proteins using nuts, seeds, spirulina and some type of milk and you have a perfect meal. You can use nut or oat milks if you are vegan.
Todays recipe was a delicious blue/ green smoothie. The spirulina is what makes it an incredible blue colour. Spirulina is an acquired taste it can be quite strong so add it cautiously until your taste buds adjust. It is however an absolute super food that is packed with benefits. Gram for gram it is said to be one of the most nutritious food ever. It is extremely high in protein, vit B1, B2, B3, copper and iron- a great choice the for vegetarian diet. The addition of the turmeric is optional yet increases the anti- inflammatory properties and antioxidants. Don’t be tempted to add too much of this spice either as it can be bitter. The recipe below is a sweet combination when the banana is ripe and frozen. I love to buy ripe bananas on sale, peel them and then freeze them in an airtight bag or container for recipes such as this one. They will keep for a year and this is a great way to have bananas for all seasons at an affordable price. You can use frozen bananas to make cakes, muffins and breads as well.
It is important to change up what you eat each day for ultimate nutritional value. So don’t be tempted to make the same smoothie everyday; even though it is delicious.
Here is a list of other plant protein packed foods that you can try adding to your smoothies:
- nuts- almon, cashew,
- seeds- like hemp, pumpkin, sunflower, linseed
- greens– kale, spinach, silverbeet, lettuce
- pea powder
blue/green banana smoothie
1 cup chilled milk of your choice
1 peeled banana, frozen
1 tsp green powder
1/2 tsp powdered spirulina
1 tbs chia seeds
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve immediately.
I personally try to add a smoothie or a juice to my life every single day. It is a great way to pack those vitamins and micronutrients in a fast and efficient way. This is preferable to using supplements that are often difficult for the body to absorb.
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