Happy April Fool’s Day!
But let me tell you, this smoothie is no joke. It’s packed with serious flavor and nutrients to have you sailing right on through your morning or to pick you back up off the floor after a tough work out. Use blueberries or bilberries, whichever you have, toss in the remaining ingredients and blend up a drink full of fiber, antioxidants, good healthy fat (from the avocado), Omega 6 (thank you Chia seeds).
Have you been feeling forgetful? New studies on blueberries (and their wild friend the bilberry) show that eating blueberries help are great for brain health and improving memory. Very nice.
Need a little more oomph? Then grab that bag of Maca Powder and toss in a little of that, too and it will give you the all-over energy boost that you just might be missing. Especially at 6 AM. What exactly is Maca? Nutrition stripped offers the complete overview of this excellent nutitrion source here.
To top it all off, toss in a generous spoon of Raw Cacao Powder for a smooth chocolate flavor that blends perfectly with the blueberries while packing in some extra iron, magnesium and antioxidants for your health. For more information about Raw Cacao, take a look here.
What about that kale, you say? You won’t even taste it. But you’ll get the benefits of perhaps the most nutrient-rich vegetable on the planet, so don’t hold back!
This can be made the night before for an instant breakfast in the morning, or pack it in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and take it with you for a snack on the go.
Blueberry Cacao Smoothie
1.5 cups cashew milk, almond milk, or other nut milk of choice
1 heaped cup fresh or frozen blueberries (frozen makes for a nice, thick, cold drink)
1/2 avocodo, pitted and peeled
3 leaves kale
2 tablespoons Chia gel (or 1 teaspoon Chia seeds soaked in 2 tablespoons of water for 5 min)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1/2 tablespoon Maca powder
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or 1 fresh, pitted date
Put all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Process until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Divide between 2 tall glasses and enjoy
Makes 2 servings.