This super-nutritious smoothie is part of breakfast at my house almost every day. It’s important to me to have enough protein to get the day off to a good start, and this recipe certainly fills that need. The yogurt provides probiotics and digestive enzyme support we need, and the super foods help to maintain our energy levels all day! As with all foods, locally-grown or organic is a better choice, if you can afford it. That said, we all just do the best we can...
You can find the bee pollen, Sarah’s Super Green powder, and many tinctures for sale on my website. Just go to the Products page with your shopping list!
In your blender put:
1 ripe banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 heaping teaspoons bee pollen
1 or 2 tablespoons Sarah’s’ Super Green powder
1 or 2 teaspoons of Ashwagandha powder
2 teaspoons Flax Seed Oil or Cod Liver Oil (or one of each!)
1-1/2 cups cranberry juice, black cherry juice or blueberry juice
1-1/2 cups whole milk yogurt with no thickeners
Blend on the Puree setting for 2 minutes, to fully dissolve the Green powder and the bee pollen. You can also add tinctures to this smoothie, as long as everyone drinking the smoothie is taking the same tinctures. From Autumn Equinox until Spring Equinox, I take Astragalus tincture to strengthen lungs and immune system, so I am better able to fight off the colds & flu that make the rounds. I add a teaspoon or two of Elderberry syrup, too, as a preventative.
Serves 2 to 4, depending on the size of the glass.
It's not always easy to find plain yogurt with no thickeners. I am fortunate enough to have a nearby dairy farmer who make yogurt from raw milk! Check with your local farmers, or consider making your own from local organic milk. White Mountain and Seven Stars both make very nice yogurts that you should be able to get your local health food store to order. Stonyfield and Dannon are widely available, but both contain thickeners & will re-set if you don't drink the smoothie immediately.
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