Start your day with a delicious, healthy SMOOTHIE with superfoods ingredients
bybabyecochiconMay 11, 2014
You cannot have a better start in a new day…
I love smoothies where you put the whole fruit or vegetable in a high speed blender and have a thick, nutrient-dense first food of the day. We enjoy daily a smoothie, the whole family (Stella started to have it with 10 months aprox as well and SHE LOVES IT!). We put any fruits, vegetables, green leaves, herbs and spices, and also some superfoods (read more on that below). We invent daily a new recipe and it is always delicious!
Today I tried a new, super-delicious recipe and I wanted to share it with you!
Recipe for 4-5 smoothies:
A third of a large pineapple
2 apples (you do not have to peel them, if they are organic, I remove the seeds)
2 heaping teaspoons Lucuma powder
2 heaping teaspoons of Chia seeds
1 cup water (or coconut water if you have)
Put all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend 2,5 minutes at highest speed and READY.
Try it and you will feel energized the whole day!
Superfoods are foods with an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value. They are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Today I would like to present two superfoods to you, which I used in the recipe: Chia seeds and Lucuma powder.
Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are tiny, nutritional dynamos and are gluten-free grains. In fact, they are the single richest source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids available. They are also loaded with antioxidants (more than in blueberries!!), vitamins, protein and minerals (lots of calcium), plus soluble and insoluble fiber to help keep your digestion moving in the right direction. Chia seeds are energy-boosters, the old Mayas already knew that and used them as base nutrient.
Have you tried Lucuma, a sub-tropical fruit (Pouteria Lucuma)? It is considered a superfood and originally from Peru where it has been cultivated since the times of the Incas and before (it is also called Inca Gold, because of its intense yellow color!). Apparently it is the number one ice-cream flavor of the Peruvians. Outside Peru you can only consume Lucuma as powder, which contains its full nutritional value. It gives a sweet, caramel-like taste to food and it considered a substitute for sugar: a sweetener that comes with lots of valuable nutrients like beta-carotene, iron, niacin and other vitamins and minerals. Lucuma has a low glycemic index, which means that it does not cause a spike in blood sugar. It is also well-known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and contains lots of fiber.
I am Miriam, German living in Spain, mother of 3 girls. I love an ECO-friendly life style, but it should be CHIC and practical. Let´s face it: ECO-products often have an image-problem, wrongfully! Here I share my experience and all the things I like. Not only CHIC products, but information to empower you to make conscious choices for your baby and family. Let´s all start with little things and altogether transform the world…
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