Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wild Blueberry Avocado Energy Smoothie Raw Vegan, Paleo, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free

It’s green smoothie time again! I promised that I would start posting more of my favorite green smoothie recipes and this wild blueberry avocado energy smoothie is a keeper!

If you have visited my blog before you know that green smoothies are one of my favorite quick and healthy breakfasts. I drink a green smoothie almost every day to fill my body with energy and immunity! Green smoothies are an excellent way to get lots of fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables into your diet on a daily basis. To find out more about the benefits check out my post.

Breakfast means to break the fast. At night while you sleep, your body fasts, repairs, and rebuilds itself. In the morning your body needs to replenish and recharge. Green smoothies are perfect to fulfill this need and since they are easy to digest they free up energy that you can use to accomplish other things.

If you have a busy and demanding day planned, a healthy smoothie is one of the best ways to stay focused and alert in the morning. They are a much better choice for breakfast than just drinking coffee, energy drinks, or eating starchy carbohydrates like bagels.

Today’s yummy wild blueberry avocado green smoothie is full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber which all work together to rebuild, protect, and strengthen your body.

Wild Blueberries
Wild blueberries pack a lot of flavor and nutrition in one tiny berry! Wild blueberries are a wonderful source of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber which you need to stay healthy. When you eat antioxidant-rich berries they protect your body from damaging free radicals and toxins that you encounter on a daily basis.

Avocado and young coconut water are two of my favorites and their amazing health benefits and great taste are a welcome addition to this smoothie.

The avocado also adds a wonderful creaminess to the smoothie along with healthy fat to keep you satisfied for hours. The coconut water is full of electrolytes which help you stay hydrated.

I added a scoop of plant-based protein to add additional healing nutrients to the smoothie but feel free to make it without this addition.

Enjoy this fantastic green smoothie a few times a week and see how great it makes you feel!

Serves 2
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1 banana
2 cups organic green oak leaf lettuce
1 small avocado– pitted and peeled
3 cups coconut water
2 pitted soft dates or ⅛ teaspoon stevia
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 scoop of plant-based protein–optional ( Check out this source) or 2 scoops of collagen protein (Check out this source)

1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more stevia or an additional date if you like the smoothie sweeter. Enjoy immediately!

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