Banana Blueberry Superfood Smoothie

by Vashte on October 25, 2013

Superfood- Raw- Wholefood- Glutenfree- Alkalise- Weightloss- Fatloss- Paleo- Healthy Eating

Vashte's Superfood Smoothie

If you don’t have at least one blender at home, you don’t know what you are missing! Time is of the essence in this life of ours and somehow time just seems to slip by faster and faster. As a result what falls by the way-side? Well, many things I am sure, but a very common thing many people would all list in their top 5 things that slip would be ‘healthy food’. This is no guess as our beautiful country plummets headfirst into one of the world’s fattest nations, if not THE fattest nation in the world. Living with a  ‘fat’ body  is not a bad thing because of aesthetic reasons although our Western society will tell you this is the number one reason NOT to be overweight. The health conditions that result from living in a body that is overweight are the reasons to want to drop the excess baggage. Surely living a fun, healthy long life is of utmost concern as statistics also show that many of us are living longer than ever before. What is the point of living longer if you are not living in a healthy body, capable of doing the things you want??

So my point being here is- get down to the shops and buy yourself a blender! Why? It is incredibly easy to whip up a delicious smoothie packed with great nutrients anytime of the day with one of these wonderful machines! Fast, easy, healthy meals or snacks- better than any icecream or milkshake  you can buy at the shops! And if ‘time’ is one of your ‘reasons’ or ‘excuses’ as to why you ‘can’t’ eat in a more healthy manner.. this can help eradicate that particular issue! The kids will LOVE these smoothies and NEVER KNOW they are good for them, if you don’t want them to know! Yes, it is true!!!

Vashte's Superfood Smoothie

Come on now… doesn’t this smoothie look delicious? It is and was..and has no processed white sugar, no dairy, no artificial sweeteners added to it to make it that way. Nor does it contain pig fat, chicken fat, antifreeze (from icecream), or any other shocking nasties found in most other fast food convenience shakes available to you from your friendly local store or fast food chain. The great thing about blenders is: you put the ingredients in so you know exactly what you are putting in your body! This can be a first for many people these days. Something I consider to be very important- knowing what you are putting in your body because when the trouble starts happening- no one will take the responsibility from you or I. It is our responsibility to know what we are sticking in these bods! It is so easy to whisk up a smoothie! All you need is a bit of fruit, perhaps some nuts, seeds, dried fruit perhaps, you can add some spice like nutmeg or cinnamon, then you need is your liquid- anything from water, to milk or milk substitutes. Add banana and or avocado if you want that really creamy thick shake texture- both of which are mega good for you, and can help to shift fat. All the ingredients are available from your local supermarket- start there! Then move on to local Farmers Markets for even fresher foods, but if you are starting out then start with a place you know- likely your supermarket. Change one thing at a time, this way you are more likely to believe you CAN change. Walk before you run :) Always :)

Here is my recipe for my Banana Blueberry SuperFood Smoothie:

  • 2 bananas
  • A handful or cashews
  • A splattering of walnuts
  • A sprinkle of pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons of mixed black and white chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of dried blueberry powder- use fresh blueberries if you have them, they are in season now in Australia.
  • A touch of stevia as a sweetener- if necessary. Or you can use honey, rice bran syrup, or any other natural sweetener.
  • 100-200mls Coconut milk- you can use almond milk, ricemilk, water, coconut water… whatever you like as your liquid. I found a new product from Pure Harvest called Coco Quench at the supermarket. It is in the long life milk section if you are interested in trying it. Organic Coconut Milk as a milk substitute- not your traditional thick coconut milk from a can. Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Coconut Milk (20%) Organic brown Rice, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Organic Guar Gum. Try it! I dig it! This BTW, is a great company offering some awesome products. Click HERE to check them out- just my personal recommendation if you are looking for healthy alternative products, gluten free and sugar free.
  • Ice to make it cool and refreshing.

Blend in your blender. I use a vitamix for more than one person; or a magic bullet blender when its just me- less cleaning :)

Enjoy xxx

To your health! May you live long and prosper xx

Feel free to comment or share this post with anyone looking for healthy, food ideas in this fast paced world of ours.

xx Vashte xx

 

 

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