RECIPE OF THE WEEK

MOTIVATION SMOOTHIE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR                                        

Alanna,    
Hummingbird Nutritionist
@lanaeatingpositive                                          
Category: Blendies         
Product: Active Blendie  
Prep time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy                                  

May 22, 2018

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Active Blendie

  • ¼ cup blueberries

  • ¾ cup milk or soy milk

  • ¼ cup coconut water or extra milk

 

GARNISH:

  • Cacao nibs or dark chocolate shavings (60% cocoa solids or above)

 

      EQUIPMENT:

      • blender

      METHOD:

      Combine the Blendie, blueberries, milk and coconut water in a blender and blitz until smooth. Garnish with cacao nibs.


      NOTES:

      • Studies have shown that blueberries can help improve cognitive abilities – great for memory and completing tasks

      • Cacao also helps you focus and has similar effect as coffee due to the caffeine content – however it also contains more of a compound called theobromine which has similar effects to caffeine with less of an effect on the central nervous system

      • Caffeine may help prolong physical endurance and focus – improves fatigue

      • Using cows milk provides the greatest amount of protein per serving with the most branches chained amino acids (BCAAs)

      • Cows milk and coconut water contain electrolytes to help keep you hydrated
         

      TIP: Try freezing the coconut water and or blueberries for a thick and refreshing twist

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      ENERGY
      PROTEIN
      CARBOHYDRATE
      FAT