Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie
Got the blues? Try this yummy Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie to boost your mood, memory and your metabolism!
~ The natural sugar in blueberries and bananas will give you a quick boost of energy and their high fiber content will help you to sustain that energy over a longer period of time. The anti-oxidants in blueberries speed up the flow of oxygen and blood to your brain to assist in concentration and memory...a perfect way to start any day!
~ Almonds have a high amino acid count that are proven to boost your energy! In addition, almonds contain phenylalanine: a chemical that assists our brain in producing adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine...all which reduce pain and stabilize our mood and hormones.
~ By adding a tablespoon or two of hemp powder to your smoothies, you are adding a vegan protein that will help your body to more slowly digest, which will sustain your body's energy over time and keep you feeling satiated to prevent less snacking throughout the day! Hemp protein also contains amino acids that contribute to healthy brain function, Omega 3's which can lower blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease and Omega 6's which help to stimulate metabolism and strengthen your bones, hair and nails!
1 cup fresh blueberries (frozen works too!)
2 fresh bananas (frozen also works!)
2 handfuls raw spinach
1 1/2 cups homemade vanilla almond milk
8 ice cubes
2 tablespoons hemp powder (we like Nutiva)
Blend and serve! Easy peasy.
Bye-bye blues! Summer is here to stay! In no time flat, you have a healthy breakfast or snack to keep you on track and surely turn that frown upside down.