How to treat your body like a temple on a beautiful Sunday morning? By nourishing it with a nutritious and scrumptious superfood bowl!
This Sunday I decided to indulge in a smoothie made with veggies, Sol Semilla superfoods, fruits and spices! It was a perfect combo and a great boost of energy!
To whip a purple super bowl up, you’ll need:
2 handfuls of leafy greens ( I used collard greens, kale and some celery leaves);
Stevia leaves (I only used about 6 leaves as they are really sweet!)
1 raw beetroot ;
1 teaspoon of Klamath;
1 teaspoon of Maca powder;
1 small (ripe!) banana;
200g of mixed berries (I used frozen ones);
Raw cacao nibs;
Now, start by mixing the leafy greens and the stevia leaves with some filtered water (so that your greens are really well mixed – preventing you from having leafy chunks in your smoothie).
Then, add the beetroot, ginger, cardamon, klamath and maca. Blend again until you have a sludge-like consistency.
Now, you can add the banana and the berries. Mix to get a creamy smoothie.
PS: As always, try to consume organic produces whenever it’s possible.
– Ok, everybody knows that we should eat more greens as they are full of minerals, vitamins, fibers, chlorophyll, ie full of super nutrients!
– Beets are high in antioxidants (which help protect against free radical damage) and can support with detoxification. They are a good source of manganese (which can protect against free radical damage) and folate (or vitamin B9, which helps with tissue growth and cell function). They may also help your hair and skin look younger and healthier.
– Ginger has stomach-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants.
– Cardamon is a spice used in ayurvedic medicine to prevent bloating and to soothe other digestive issues.
– Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae is harvested in the pure waters of the Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, USA. It is rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron. It contains a whole bunch of vitamins (A, B, C, E), easy-to-digest amino acids, active enzyms, essential fatty acids and chlorophyll! You got it: This treasured algae is a great superfood that may help us repair our body cells; correct overacidity in our body; boost our concentration and memory skills.
– Maca is a root from Peru that may help balance the hormones, boost mental clarity and help with endurance.
– Berries are rich in antioxidants (which help protect your cells against free radical damage). They are a good source of vitamin C (which boosts the immune system and helps building collagen) and fibers (=happy transit).
– Banana is a good source of vitamin B6, potassium (which may help you improve your brain activity when learning for instance) and manganese.
– Raw cacao is said to protect the nervous system as it is high in resveratrol (a potent antioxidant), to help repair damages caused by free radicals (again thanks to those powerful antioxidants!), to reduce blood pressure and to energize your mood. Raw cacao is also a great source of minerals like magnesium (again: Good for the brain!), potassium, iron and zinc.
Food Combining “Tip”:
It is a good thing to start your day with your fruits since they are the quickest food to be digested. Eat them first thing in the morning, to avoid bloating and bad digestion.