Superfoods are great to include in your diet since they contain 3 to 4 times more vitamin and mineral content compared to the same volume of other foods making them ideal for smoothies. Superfoods like spinach, blueberries, chia seeds, and cacao nibs also rank incredibly high in antioxidants that sooth your body from the inside out. If you can’t find chia add ground flax or try a teaspoon of cacao nibs if you have them on hand.
Ingredients Serves 1
1 scoop Vega One Vanilla or Berry protein powder
1 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 cup spinach
½ cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
2 teaspoons goji berries
2 teaspoons chia seeds, optional
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup ice cubes
Place the protein powder, milk, spinach, blueberries, goji berries, chia seeds if using, cinnamon, and ice in a blender and process until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to adjust the consistency of the shake. Serve immediately.
Tip: You can find exotic superfoods, like dried goji berries and chia seeds at most health food stores. They are a bit more costly compared to everyday superfoods like spinach and blueberries, but they are packaged in bulk bags and last for months. If they aren’t in your budget, just swap them for the same amount of ground flax seeds that you can locate in your local grocery store in the baking or breakfast isle.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving
(Serving size: 2 1/2 cups )
289 calories, 32g protein, 16g sugars, 29g carbohydrates, 5g fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 9g fiber, 439mg sodium