Now that feijoa's are coming into season in New Zealand, start using them in your smoothies :) YUMMMMM! Using avocado doesn't really add flavour but it does make the smoothie smooth and creamy.
...because who doesn't like banana and peanut butter together ;)
Banana/Mango smoothie topped with raw muesli, seeds and squished berries. A healthy and satisfying start to the day.
Today's workout was a bit of a killer so I made a smoothie with protein and LOADS of anti-inflammatory compounds helpful for recovery :) Of course, you can have this smoothie ANY TIME for a boost. This jar was a like a meal for me!
I know the word superfood get's thrown around a LOT these days, but chia seeds are a SUPER FOOD and are worth adding to your diet - PRONTO :) Chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus a plethora vitamins and minerals. You can often find them in the health section of the supermarket. Otherwise your local health store will be sure to have them.
Mmm...post-workout shake and lunch all rolled into one. Deeeeelicious. 300ml water, 1 banana, 1 tbsp hemp (or flax) oil, 1 tsp raw cacao, 1/2 avocado (makes it creamy), 1 scoop NuZest rice protein (no flavour), 5 dates, small handful of almonds.
Kale, Kale and more Kale! Oh, and ginger for better circulation in the winter. Kale is the "queen of greens"...It's super high in Vit K, Vit C (134% of your daily Vit C in one cup), antioxidants, zeaxanthin, anti-inflammatory properties, Vit A, Calcium and heaps of other stuff. (http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-kale)
Here's a couple of smoothie recipies:
Clean, plant based recipes for EVERYONE :) And some research thrown in for good measure.