Superfood Smoothie

Superfood Smoothie

Super Easy, Super Food Smoothie

Superfood Smoothie

 

Lately I have been experimenting with different kinds of superfoods, and this smoothie recipes is full of absolutely the best of them all.

This superfood shake is high in protein, good fats and all of those important vitamins and minerals that your body craves.

Try and have a superfood smoothie at least 3 x a week to really feel the benefits and don’t be afraid to switch it up with your favorite superfoods. There are so many different kind of smoothies and believe me at times they will be hit and miss, so keep trying until you find your perfect and easy breakfast shake.

The color  looks a little odd but trust me it actually does taste better than it looks!!

I hope you enjoy 🙂

mia

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Some Of The Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

  • Pumpkin seeds contain L-tryptophan, which helps promote sleep and fight depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin, which aids in sleeping.
  • Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
  • Pumpkin seeds are filled with lots of minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.
  • They are a good source of vitamin K.
  • High in zinc, pumpkin seeds are a natural protector against osteoporosis, since zinc deficiencies can lead to higher rates of osteoporosis. In a study of almost 400 men (age from 45-92) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found a correlation between low dietary intake of zinc, low blood levels of the trace mineral and osteoporosis at the hip and spine.
  • Pumpkin seeds are a good source vitamin E; they contain about 35.10 mg of tocopherol per 100 g.
  • They are the most alkaline-forming seed.
  • Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates).
  • 100 g of pumpkin seeds contains about 30 grams of protein.
  • According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.
  • Pumpkin seeds reduce inflammation and counter arthritis pain without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • They are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.
  • Pumpkin seeds are good for prostate health. The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.

Read More On Pumpkin Seeds Here 

Mia Vaughan-Young is a 14 year old, healthy-food nut from New Zealand. You’ll mainly find her either in the kitchen or stretching up a storm on her yoga mat. She has a cook book collection to rival any foodie and spends hours each week nose deep in these, looking for inspiration and then creating her own personal variations. She has 2 fabulous dogs Cash and Elsa who keep her active outside no matter what the weather. Mia’s not one for labels – she simply believes she is better off without dairy, gluten, refined sugar, packaged or processed foods. She satisfies her after school cravings with tahini bliss balls and other sweet treats – recipes that she just can’t wait to share with you.

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Super Easy, Super Food Smoothie

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Prep Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Serves: 1 -2 people depending of how hungry you are

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of cooked or raw plums
  • 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon of green barely grass power
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of mixed berries

Recipe Instructions

  1. First add to a blender the spinach, milk and water and blend until combined.
  2. Add in the bananas, berries, plums, pumpkin seeds, barley grass powder and the flaxseed and blend until creamy and combined.
  3. Drink and enjoy!!!!!!

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