Julie’s Superfood Smoothie
By Julie Wall
I’ve been taking Bulk Natural Foods’ Superfood for a year and it’s been a HUGE energy booster. It usually gets rid of my headaches within about 20 minutes and boosts my immune system, too. I mix it either with plain water or a 75/25 mix of water and cranberry juice (sweetened). The kids take it happily in this blackberry/raspberry/chocolate/coconut milk shake ;)
I don’t care at all for the taste or texture of superfood, but it just makes such a noticeable difference in the way I feel.
I seldom measure out when I’m throwing stuff in the blender…I usually just taste as I go. Here is an estimate of what i use:
Half can of coconut milk (full fat – should have about 14 grams)
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
2 Tbsp cocoa powder (you could use less but we really like chocolate!)
1 Tbsp Superfood
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2-1 tsp vanilla
1-3 Tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup – the amount of sweetener depends on your taste buds (you could also try out a small amount of stevia, but I don’t like the taste as much)
water (for consistency)
ice (large handful??)
2-3 raw, pastured eggs (throw these in at the very end of blending)
Blend on high. Taste before you pour it into cups!! I usually end up with about 3-1/2 cups worth. If we use this as a meal replacement, the 1 yr old gets about 1 cup, the 3 yr old drinks about 2 cups (he loves this!!) and I have to fight him for the last 1/2 cup ;) With the fat from the coconut milk, the protein from the eggs (you could use protein powder if you don’t have access to pastured eggs) and low-glycemic berries you have a complete meal that is very filling and super nutritious.
I hope my “guesstimate” gives a good reference point! Let me know if you find other things that work well in it.
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant