Do you sometimes get up in the morning and see on the horizon a crazy day and wonder how you’ll get through it?
A good and energizing breakfast!!!
Blue Green Power Smoothie
1 large handful of greens (I used kale)
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/2 tsp of maca powder
1 tsp of spirulina
3/4 cup coconut milk (or nutmylk)
1/4 cup coconut water
1 tbsp cashew butter (optional)
Blend until smooth.
Today is day 17 of the Month of Smoothies challenge and I have to admit, I’m lovin’ it. The first few days were rough, I missed my millet porridge and overnight oats, but after that first week, I have been looking forward to my smoothie each and every morning. And it is a myth that having “just a smoothie” for breakfast doesn’t give you the kind of energy you need to get through the morning. Not only does my smoothie get me through the morning, but I usually have a pretty intense morning workout. The smoothie seems to keep me going more than the grains do. I’m a believer!!
Here is me adding the spirulina:
The first time I made it, I only have 1/2 tsp of spirulina, I had to up it the second time as I couldn’t taste enough. Maybe stick to 1/2 tsp if you aren’t used to it.
Spirulina is an awesome little super food! It is fantastic for people with underactive thyroids as it helps balance those pesky hormones out. And, my veg friends, it is ridiculously high in iron. Spirulina is higher in iron than spinach, black beans and even beef! And the greatest thing about veg-sourced iron, is that people who have a concern of having too much iron (excess levels, mostly found in those with hemochromatosis), are safe as it is a non-heme source of iron and our body will expel any excess iron from veg sources. Pretty rockin’ huh?
Thought I would share a few Valentine’s Day pics too:
Got these from my friend Robin – how cute is she?
I cut the little sweet potatoes and beets into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Check out the recipe here:
I tried making the table look cute:
As I don’t drink alcohol, I find it nice to sometimes serve water in our wine glasses.
The main course turned out really well… sadly the picture did not. It was so tasty that I may make a blog post about it soon as it’s my own creation:
Shouldn’t have gobbled it up before making sure the picture turned out decent. Ah well.
Dessert was incredible!
Gabby did it again with another scrumptious dessert recipe! You can find it over here: http://veggienook.com/2013/02/12/a-sexy-raw-cake-for-valentines-and-my-blogiversary/ I highly recommend trying it!
I hope you all are having a lovely weekend =)
I’ve shared this recipe with Raw Food Thursdays