On a groggy morning, your body is craving a nutritional kick start! And let's face it, that triple shot latte is not the kind of perk-you-up food your body deserves. Feed it nutrients! A boost of natural, caffeine-free kick start ingredients seals this smoothie deal. Blend. Pour. Drink. Go!
"Wild Blueberries deliver a potent antioxidant punch — in fact they have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits." -ORAC, USDA
Smoothies are provide a nutrient-dense form of hydration!
Blueberry Kick Start Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries (or frozen wild blueberries)
1 cup soy milk, vanilla
1 banana, frozen
3-4 dashes cayenne OR 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup coconut water ice cubes (or regular ice)
Blend until smooth. Add more ice for a thicker blend.
* 1/2 tsp spirulina
* 1 tsp chia seeds
* 1 tsp matcha powder
* 1 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Why does this smoothie banish the groggies?
Banana is high in potassium and fiber. High energy, high quality carbs.
Ginger is spicy, warming and eases a queasy early morning stomach.
Cayenne is stimulating and inspires circulation. A bold dose of cayenne will wake up your taste buds and senses. Add to taste.
Lemon Juice is high in vitamin C and has a vibrant astringent quality. Alkalyzing. (optional ingredient)
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals. Plus a sweet energizing flavor.
Coconut Water Ice Cubes are rich in hydrating electrolytes.
Natural Energizers. Check out my list of Perk-You-Up foods and get an idea of what you can feed your body- besides coffee and caffeine--that can perk up your body.
I can't wait to share more smoothie recipes with you in my upcoming smoothie book!
Posted by Kathy on 1/01/2011