Essential Health super smoothie!!

Please note that this post was first published in July 17, 2012, and some of the details, links and offers may no longer be active.

I am forever telling my clients not to eat on the run, but I have to admit that I’m shocking at sitting down and having breakfast in the mornings! There are just so many interesting things to distract me in the mornings like watering my garden, yoga and writing blog posts…

The beauty of this smoothie is that you can have it any time of day. It’s a fantastic breakfast alternative or whizzed up after a marathon surf session to stimulate muscle growth and repair. Smoothies are a great way of sneaking healthy foods into fussy grommets diets.

Whenever I mention the word “protein” chicks freak out and think they’re going to turn into this buff body builder. But women don’t have enough testosterone to make this happen! It is however fantastic for beautiful skin, hair and nails.

 

The Essential Health Super Smoothie

2 Tbsp of pea protein powder

½ cup of frozen berries (or any other fresh seasonal fruit)

1 tsp spirulina powder

1 Tbsp LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond meal) or chia seeds

1 Tbs natural yoghurt (Jalna, Bornhoffen, Greek or anything organic)

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ cup rolled oats

1 Tbsp of either coconut or flaxseed oil

Add whatever milk you drink and however much depending on how thick you want your smoothie

Blend and drink!

Nutritional breakdown

©     Pea protein: alkaline, highly digestible, aids muscle repair, neurotransmitter synthesis, controls sugar cravings.

©     Fruit: antioxidants, fibre, vitamins.

©     Spirulina/wheat grass/barley grass: blood cleanser, alkalising, packed with nutrients.

©     LSA/chia seeds: fibre for promoting a regular bowel movement and lowers cholesterol.

©     Yoghurt: protein, calcium, a source of probiotics (good bacteria).

©     Cinnamon: soothes digestion, decreases sugar cravings (great for Diabetics).

©     Oats: high in fibre, lowers cholesterol, protein, a source of magnesium, B vitamins and tryptophan (improves mood), thermogenic (warms the body).

©     Oil: anti inflammatory, curbs sugar cravings, moisturising for hair, skin and nails.

Next time I’m going to teach you how to fight a cold Bear Grylls style!!

Emma the Naturopath xx

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