This smoothie is just all around great on so many levels!
Literally the greatest smoothie of all time on a nutritional and taste level. This has been my favorite smoothie to make in the morning lately, it’s filling, leaving me with energy for the day, digestive friendly leaving me light with no bloat or digestive discomfort, it’s full of antioxidants vitamins, minerals and herbs that are great for their anti-inflammatory effects, it’s uses plant based protein and has a special ingredient to enhance muscle repair and to send your immune system into overdrive! Lastly, it contains a good amount of fiber to keep you running smoothly and your blood sugar levels balanced!
Let’s take a look:
Summer squash – full of vitamin C, fiber, and folate which are crucial for pretty skin, digestive health and to ward of things like anemia or birth defects for my child bearing aged girls out there! This adds density to the smoothie leaving you fed and full!
Banana – loaded with potassium, fiber, and a good source of carbohydrates for replenishing glycogen stores, giving you energy.
Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon & Black Pepper – super herbs and spices that when combined give you the ultimate up- do to your smoohtie! Black pepper activates the compound found in turmeric that is responsible for an anti-inflammatory effect. Cinnamon is great for regulating blood sugar levels and give this a sweet taste. Ginger is the king of digestive health, and also plays a role in reducing inflammation!
Bee Pollen – is packed full of antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and is great for improving immune health.
Avocado – great for nutrient absorption, a rich source of fiber to keep you full, and an excellent source of monounsaturated healthy fats. PLUS gives this the ultimate creamy taste!
Plant based protein – great for muscle support, helps to regulate hunger levels, blood sugar levels, and a crucial part of many processes in the body! Use your favorite however, Vega Sport has an excellent line up of products that I find pairs well with this smoothie!
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I hope you enjoy! Show me your creations by tagging #NourishingNelli on Instagram or Facebook!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen summer squash
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1 inch fresh ginger root
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of black pepper
- 1 tbsp bee pollen for topping
- 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and top with the bee pollen.