March 16, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
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This smoothie is a great way to put some extra omegas into your system. There is a nice nutty, sweet, and clean taste to this drink that I am happy with. It could even be turned into a mousse by adding more banana or you could even sub banana for avocado :D!
I wanted to use ingredients that would be ideal after a work out to help restore muscles and provide protein. If you wanted to make this drink a little more festive (since it is March & everyone loves a little Saint Patrick’s Day drinky drink) add peppermint or even a mint protein or green powder such as Sun Warrior Ormus Greens.
I used spirulina because it is high in vitamin b-12 (most vegans/vegetarians lack this and it is super important for the brain). Vitamin B-12 is an important co factor in the production of bone marrow cells (idfeal for anemics).Spirulina has been found to contain potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorous, and many more minerals! It’s great for the immune system, helps increase lean muscle mass, lower cholesterol & is a wonderful to add to your favorite juice for an extra energy boost.
I had this smoothie just before going to the doctors for a check-up. My doctor told me I must be doing something right because I look so much younger then I am, thanks doc! I was also informed that I am in A+ shape. The only negative is I found out I have Raynaud’s Phenomenon, something that is very common for women my age and size. It is a condition caused by cold temperature or strong emotions causing blood vessels to block and or spasms. Now I understand why it has always killed me to be in the freezer section, why it hurts my feet so much to run & the slight discoloration in my toes and fingers. Thankfully it’s something that isn’t that serious as long as I stay bundled up, keeping eating healthy and I should probably stop wearing my Converse 😥
Happy smoothie making and video watching! Thank you all for your time and have a fantastic weekend ❤
P.S: Sacha Inca Seeds remind me of fava beans, something every Portuguese kid grows up eating 🙂 It’s nice to find something that reminds me of my childhood that is excellent for me as well.