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
thanks for the recipe. We just got home today with our superfood. I made us a shake not thinking of the energy kicking is so fast, and I hope it doesn’t ! because we drank it around 9 pm. I love using the canned coconut milk with our smoothies. I use frozen bananas (one to each cup of liquid) I also take my coconut milk and add one can of warm water to it to help the fat to dissolve a bit. My smoothie was 2 cups of (mixed with water already) coconut milk. 2 frozen bananas, 2 tablespoons of super food powder and 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar. It was quite delightful to me but the hubs said that it tasted like alfalfa to him.. but he didn’t complain and drank it down. He has cancer and has no energy any more. I am amazed because he was so tired an hour before he drank his shake that he was headed to bed. now 2 hours later he is laughing and still sitting up and he even worked on a model airplane for a little while … not normally something he does at the end of the day …. I will try the eggs in our shakes.. I have not though of doing that for the protein. I usually use an organic plant protein supplement … so glad I read your recipe above. (btw… been using MK since I was 18, 51 now… love it)
what does the ‘super food’ consist of? Is it considered a protein substitute?
No, it’s not a protein substitute, although it is high in protein. These are the ingredients. You can learn more about our Superfood here.
Wildcrafted Acerola Cherry
Organic Barley Grass (Powder)
Organic Beet Root
Chlorella “Grown Without Chemicals”
Organic Lemon Peel
Organic Orange Peel
Vegan Nutritional Yeast
Wildcrafted Purple Dulse Seaweed
Organic Rose Hips
Spirulina Blue Green Algae “Grown Without Chemicals”
Organic Wheat Grass (Powder)