Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whatever time you are reading this!
Being someone in the wellness community, you certainly learn things from others, especially social media. One post I saw in particular was an easy-to-make Matcha Smoothie!
Grab your blender and grab the following ingredients because a good Sunday reset calls for a good smoothie you can make on your own.
- Vanilla protein powder (optional, but recommended)
- Soy milk, or whichever type of milk you prefer (if you’re diabetic, I suggest soy or almond)
- Matcha powder
- One whole banana (you can choose to freeze it, if you have time)
- Hemp seeds
Blend it for a little over 30 seconds to get a rich, creamy texture and you will be good to go!
If you have a high speed blender, add all of the ingredients in the order they are listed (WITHOUT the ice). Blend until smooth. If you want your smoothie to be colder, add ice cubes, then blend.If you DO NOT have a high speed blender, add the almond milk, banana, apples, and dates to the blender. Blend until smooth. Feel free to add a few more tablespoons of almond milk to get the mixture going, if needed. Then add pumpkin seeds, hemp protein, and spices to the mixture and blend well. If you would like your smoothie to be colder, add ice cubes and blend well. For each smoothie, simply blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender or normal stand-up blender. Feel free to add water to reach your desired thickness.Use organic produce whenever possible. Each smoothie recipe serves two people or may be used as a substitute for one large meal.Protein is important in the morning. You can add extra protein to any smoothie by including a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Try hemp protein by Nutiva, Rockin’ Wellness, Sunwarrior or pea protein. You can also use 3tablespoons of hemp seeds. Make your smoothie colder by adding 3 to 5 ice cubes. Looking for a few ideas to add to your smoothie? Add in a teaspoon of any one of the following:
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- superfoods (maca, lucuma, wheatgrass powder)
- detox greens: dandelion, parsley, cilantro, radish
- sprouts of any kind
- camu camu for vitamin C
- protein powder
- goji berries, currants, dates(limit if weight loss is desired)
Once again, if you haven’t read Gut Health Healing Intensive: Foods That Support The Gut (For Omnivores) or Gut Health Healing Intensive: Foods That Support The Gut (For The Vegan Diet) please do! Also, if you are vegan, feel free to opt out out of any of these ingredients as you see fit.
Also, feel free to hashtag #GutHealthIntensiveWithApril on Instagram or Twitter because I’d LOVE to see your progress and your journey!