Energizer Bunny Smoothie (V, GF)
This is a drink for those days that seem to go on forever. Y’know, those days where you have six hours of class and three hours of work and 80 pages of reading? Yeah, this is a drink for those days. Everything in here is packed full of serious nutrients that keep your body alert and satisfied. Down one of these at noon and I can assure you you’ll be ready to go. You no longer have to worry about those incredibly elegant 3pm stomach grumbles that always seem to happen when the entire class is quiet. Also it’s probably the prettiest color I’ve ever seen. To fully convince you of this smoothie’s real potential, here’s the breakdown:
Almond milk: fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, tryptophan, copper, and calcium (BAM)
Blueberries: vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, low glycemic load, antioxidants, fucking beautiful color
Banana: vitamin B6, soluble fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium
Coconut oil: medium chain triglycerides (aka *good* fats), vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron
Flaxseed: protein, dietary fiber, omega-3, vitamin B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, vitamin C
Honey: obviously a sweetener, but does actually contain several compounds than can function as antioxidants including vitamin C, B2,3, 5, and 6! That’s sure better than Splenda, amirite?
Dates: calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.
Smoothie (serves 1-2)
1 1/2+ c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 frozen banana
1/2 c frozen blueberries
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1-2 tsp honey OR 2 pitted medjool dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
banana chip (optional)
Place banana and almond milk in blender and blend well. Add remainder of ingredients and blend until well combined, pausing to stir and add more almond milk if the blender gets stuck! Garnish with a banana chip and feel incredibly heathy for the rest of the day!