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The Best Smoothie Ever, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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Best Smoothie Ever Recipe

I decided to mix it up a little.  Every morning I make a green smoothie… usually with mango, pineapple, spinach and a bunch of “add-ins” such as chia, hemp and spirulina.  It’s what I crave and I miss it on days that I don’t make it. However, I wanted to break out of the norm and try something new! I’m sure glad I did because this smoothie recipe is a keeper!

This best smoothie ever is more than just a delicious breakfast or snack; it’s a nutrient-dense powerhouse that’s packed with superfoods. It’s a testament to the power of plant-based foods and their ability to improve our health. So why not give it a try? You might just find that it’s the best smoothie you’ve ever had!

The Power of Goji Berries

One of the key ingredients in this smoothie is the goji berry, also known as the wolfberry. This bright red berry, native to China, has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It’s a powerful antioxidant that minimizes damage from free radicals.

Research shows, that goji berries can increase athletic performance, happiness, and overall wellbeing.

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Goji berries also boost immunity, circulation, and stimulate the pituitary gland to produce HGH (human growth hormone), which makes us look and feel younger. Who doesn’t want that?

Goji berries can be found in most healthfood stores or online. If you’re feeling adventurous give them a try… you won’t be sorry!

Note: goji berries interact with blood thinners such as warfarin so please don’t try if you take this or a similar medication.  And as with all medicinal foods…always check with your doctor first!

The Nutritional Benefits of the Ingredients

Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as magnesium, iron, and manganese. It’s known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to promote eye health.

Strawberries

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a great source of protein and contain all the essential amino acids. They’re also rich in healthy fats, primarily omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Additionally, hemp seeds are a good source of vitamin E and minerals.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients. They’re a great source of antioxidants, and they provide iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

Almond Butter

Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese. It’s a great source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants, and it can help reduce heart disease risk factors.

Enjoy Your Best Smoothie Ever!

Vegan Gluten-Free Smoothies have never tasted as delightful as they do in ‘The Best Smoothie Ever’ recipe. After blending up this refreshing treat, you’ll understand why it’s named the best. Check out this gluten free smoothie recipe, give this smoothie a whirl, and don’t forget to leave a comment sharing how much you loved it!

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The Best Smoothie Ever Recipe

The best recipe for The Best Smoothie EVER
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Kid food, Smoothies
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword baby spinach, Banana, chia seeds, goji berries, hemp seeds, raw almond butter, strawberries
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 324kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
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Instructions

  • Blend and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1537IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 4mg

References

Cristina C. RD LDN
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