The beautiful pastel colour of this smoothie is just perfect for Spring! It’s also fitting for the season because it is very light and refreshing! We all know that watermelon is extremely hydrating, but it is also a great source of vitamins C and A, some B vitamins, and electrolytes. Watermelon isn’t the only ingredient in this smoothie that is great for your body; it also contains nutrient packed blueberries, hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds! All ingredients are listed below…
When food has such a naturally beautiful, vibrant colour, you know that it’s good for you! This smoothie isn’t just easy on the eyes, it’s the full package, loaded with yummy flavours and health benefits!
The colour, taste and benefits come from using a mixture of berries, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. As I have mentioned before, combining different types of berries is even better than just using one because they enhance each others antioxidant capacity! The antioxidant capacity of various fruits individually has been found to be less than the same amount of a mixture of fruits.
This smoothie actually tastes like a real milkshake, except every single ingredient in it is good for you! The stars of this smoothie are:
- Cacao Powder – full of antioxidants (up to 4 times the quantity found in green tea) and a great source of magnesium, fibre and zinc
- Vega Choc-a-lot Protein Powder – this plant based protein powder is vegan, gluten-free and has no added sugar. A single scoop has 15g of complete protein, and 2 servings of veggies
- Organic Wheat Grass – one of the best sources of living chlorophyll; check out all of the benefits of wheat grass here. You can grow your own wheat grass and juice it, or you can buy it in powdered form. Right now I am using Amazing Grass, Organic Wheat Grass powder.
- Mint – good for soothing the digestive tract
See below for the full recipe… (more…)
I picked up some frozen mango this week and have been making this smoothie in the mornings before I head to work. It’s very easy and quick. You could even prep most of it the night before and just add the almond milk and blend when you wake up. It has lots of protein, potassium, magnesium among other things to start your day off with thanks to the spirulina and hemp seed – we can talk more about why those are so great in another post!
This recipe is for one serving, but if you wanted you could double/triple/quadruple it up and have smoothies for two or more.