spirulina & the smoothie..
the green smoothie seems to be quite the happy topic!
so…i will be sharing a recipe here and there
and talking about some of the extra “spicy” things
i use to fill me up.
the pear smoothie
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1 bartlett pear
4 chunks fresh pinapple
(typically i would use an apple, but i discovered that
i had none today)
4 sprigs of basil
1 handful of baby spinach
1tblsp coconut oil
1tblsp spirulina powder
1/2 cup coconut milk
6 pieces of ice
1tblsp chia seeds
….add coconut milk and ice – blend
….add spinach and basil, the green is gorgeous
….finally add chia seeds, coconut oil and spirulina
(the spirulina is an algae. this will make your
smoothie a blue green. sometimes it isnt’ pretty
but it is a super food. so use it anyway. on days
when iwant a gorgeous pink smoothie, i take
it in capsule form. because i am an artist and
i am all about crazy bold color!)
once you have it blended smooth. pour into
a tall glass and drink. i use a large car cup.
this holds 18-24oz. i sip on this and it really
fills me up. enjoy.
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you might be curious why i use a few items.
coconut milk/almond milk. these are great
alternatives to dairy. dairy just makes me
very congested and honestly sometimes leaves
me with a feeling of nausea. you can use soy
milk. i choose not to use soy, just because
i have read that soy can really mess with
metabolism in women who are at an age
of peri-menopause etc.
coconut oil. benefits can include hair care,
skin care, stress relief, maintaining
cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased
immunity, proper digestion and metabolism
…so i have read
spirulina. this is considered a “superfood”
it is full of beta-carotene, chlorophyll and
b-12. i take the “now” brand capsules and
also the powder.
so that was the smoothie of choice today.
i started back up yesterday after skipping
2-3weeks of smoothies. feeling so much
thank you for all the comments yesterday about
the gluten issue. the way i see it, when you cut
out high/bad carbs it is a win/win. all the
feedback, ideas and stories truly help push me
to eat better and be more mindful. which
is a struggle for me.
and soon….a post with images of artwork
and process . I SWEAR i am really doing
creative work! so look for that.