I used to make super healthy smoothies for my skin and gut. Unfortunately, these smoothies required a lot of time to prepare and the taste made my kids want to gag. I started making this smoothie a couple of weeks ago. It’s basically a superfood smoothie that tastes delicious—all three of my kids love it!
Tasty Superfood Smoothie
(approximately 2 servings)
1 and 1/4 cup raw yogurt, raw milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon raw almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop vegetable supplement mix or 1-2 cups spinach
1 scoop multi-collagen protein (optional)
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cacao powder (optional)
Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend for two minutes. Savor the taste and enjoy a pleasant boost in mood and energy!
Raw Yogurt, Raw Milk, Almond Milk, or Coconut Milk
Raw dairy is controversial in the U.S., but did you know that other countries have Raw Milk vending machines? Raw milk—known as the “perfect food”—is packed with nutrients, healthy fat, and probiotics. If you are not a raw dairy fan, coconut milk is helpful for just about everything in your body. Almond milk is a good source of vitamins E, D, and calcium. Almonds provide healthy fat for the heart, brain, and gut. They can also help to regulate blood sugar and can act as a weight loss aid because they make you feel full.
This is another superfood that is beneficial for just about everything in the body, especially the brain, gut, and heart. Blueberries can help fight cancer and they can reduce inflammation.
Because chia seeds are high in fiber and omega 3s, the consumption of chia seeds can help regulate bowel movements and can help with inflammation and mood disorders. Chia seeds also contain a lot of protein.
Vegetable Supplement Mix or Spinach
I started making these smoothies because I wanted to find an easy way for my kids to get more vegetables in their diet. Some of the ingredients in my current vegetable supplement mix contain kale, dandelion greens, collard greens, broccoli, cabbage, wheat grass, alfalfa, oat grass, barley grass, and goji berries. It’s always best to get nutrients from whole foods, but the vegetable supplement mix helps fill in some of the nutritional gaps in their diet. If you don’t want to use a vegetable supplement, spinach is a good substitute because it has a mild taste that will not make the smoothie taste bitter.
I started using this in 2016 and stopped using it after one container because I didn’t believe that it was helpful for anything. I started using it again this past year. Guess what happened? The dry, hard, thick reptile-like skin on my heels now has a normal appearance and texture! Multi-collagen protein is beneficial for the gut, skin, nails, and joints.
I wish I had known about coconut sugar sooner! Coconut sugar is a good alternative to regular sugar because it is good for the gut. Just keep in mind to consume coconut sugar in moderation. Also, due to the carbohydrate content, coconut sugar is not keto-friendly. If you don’t have coconut sugar but want to add a little more sweetness to your smoothie, you can add a banana, 1-2 dates, or 1 teaspoon of pure, raw honey.
Cacao is good for your muscles, gut, heart, and mood. This one is definitely a mood booster for me. The mere smell of cacao powder makes me happy!
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?