Gracious Living Creamy Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie in Sweat Equity Magazine

In Juice + Smoothies, Recipes by Grace Van Berkum3 Comments

GRACIOUS LIVING CREAMY VANILLA BLUEBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE (Issued in Sweat Equity Magazine Fall 2012).

A delicious smoothie that’s easy and fast to make and perfect for Fall!

An alkalinizing, detoxifying, energizing, metabolism boosting, and filled with superfoods, plant-based protein, antioxidants, and fibre.  This smoothie is creamy and filling without the milk, and will provide you with sustainable energy.  Also, great to enjoy after a workout to help the body recover, replenish, and reduce inflammation.

**Avocado and frozen bananas are both potassium rich and provide a creamy texture when blended.

**Swiss chard is an outstanding source of antioxidant phytonutrients that act as anti-inflammatory agents.

**Hemp seeds provide all natural, anti-inflammatory, easy-to-digest, plant-based protein.

GRACIOUS LIVING CREAMY VANILLA BLUEBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE:

1 cup blueberries
2 frozen bananas
1 ripe avocado
1 handful swiss chard
2-3 tbsp hemp seeds
1tsp real vanilla
natural sweetener to taste
water to desired consistency
1 cup ice

**Blend till creamy. Don’t be scared by the interesting shade of greeny purple colour…this smoothie is sensational superfood goodness! This recipe will fill a blender so make sure to share! Cut the recipe in half for smaller amounts.

**For different variations: add a different berry of choice, a different dark, green leafy vegetable of choice, or try sweetening with dates or maple syrup instead.

Join a Gracious Living Lifestyle Tropical Retreat for some healthy, raw-vegan, plant based super foods, smoothies and inspiring fun!

You are what you eat.
You are what you think.

~Gracious Living Lifestyle  XO

Comments

  1. Hi Grace! I love this smoothie — although, for some reason, mine is deep purple, and not green (i’m using red swiss chard and frozen blueberries). I was also wondering why use frozen bananas instead of regular bananas? i’m freezing mine now, and like the fact that they are cold, but i was wondering if there was a specific reason for it. thanks!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.