The sensational super smoothie

If you start the day with a smoothie, make it one like this.

It not only tastes amazing. I’ve designed it to have exactly what you need to really get your system firing on all cylinders!

Here’s what you’ll need for one large glass:

  • 100ml of water or almond milk (or other nut milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 100g berries (choose from blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a mix)
  • half a medium avocado
  • a handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder (see below)
  • one or more boosters (see below)

To make it, you put all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.

This will make a really thick, creamy smoothie – one you can serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon. If you want it to be easier to suck up through a straw, just blend in more water until you get the consistency you want.

A smoothie like this is amazingly nutrient-dense and packed full of what we need to hit the day running – protein, carbs, good fats, vitamins and phytonutrients.

And minerals – including magnesium and potassium. Both essential for feeling calm and balanced, and both very common deficiencies.

This smoothie will give you around 30% of the potassium you need in a day. Compare that to, say, a bowl of oatmeal, which would give you XX%.

Banana: great source of potassium

Avocado: potassium and glutathione

Berries: lowest sugar of the fruits. Loaded with phytonutrients.

Protein powder

If you already have one that you use and like, just add that. But as you may have noticed, many protein powders are synthetic junk. I use Vega Essentials French Vanilla nutritional powder, since you ask. It’s pea and hemp protein mixed with other nutrient-dense goodies including flaxseed powder, algae, spirulina and a range of fruit and vegetable powders including broccoli, carrot, spinach, kale, beetroot, pomegranate and cranberry (you don’t taste any of these!)) (To find out where to order this, see end of article).

Optional boosters

1 teaspoon maca powder
Great for hormonal balance

Half a teaspoon of magnesium citrate powder
Few of us meet the recommended daily intake of magnesium – and because stress (and many health conditions) cause us to burn through magnesium, many of us need more than the recommended amount.

1 tablespoon coconut milk powder
Coconut is loaded with HEALTHY saturated fats and also has powerful antibacterial properties. This will also make your smoothie extra filling.

In the summer I use frozen fruit. This makes it an extra special ice cream smoothie and is little extra work, so long as you have a food processor. Freeze your fruit beforehand and then process it to an ice cream like consistency (that is by the way amazing on its own). Once you’ve done this, add it to the smoothie mix as per the directions above.

Now, if you’re like me and you have a sensitive nervous system and need to eat regularly, I’m not saying you can truck this down at 7:30am and not feel a single hunger pang until lunchtime. No – think of it like a starter to your first meal of the day, rather than the meal itself.

Of course, you could just have, say, a big bowl of oatmeal. But this contains so much goodness that doesn’t. Have this first – then have whatever filling food will keep the wolf at bay.

If you order the Vega nutritional powder using one of these links I’ll earn a small commission from Amazon. And I’ll be insanely grateful, as this helps me continue to add top-quality free wellbeing intel to this site!

Order it on Amazon US: Vega Essentials Nutritional Shake, Vanilla, 21.9 oz.

Order it on Amazon UK: Vega Essentials Nutritional Powder – Vanilla 619g

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