Pow-Wow Purple Smoothie

by Simla on March 16, 2011

I knew I had an intense writing day – a “heady” day if you will – ahead of me today so I needed an energizing, flow-enabling, sustaining breakfast that was quick and easy to make. Here’s the result, using some of my current favorite ingredients right now.

This is a high-protein, high-fiber, highly delicious smoothie that’s very simple to make.

The incredible nutritional tally in this single tall glass of pure goodness and love:

Good mood boosters? Check.
Good move boosters? (Ehem... you know. Bowel movements.) Check.
Good focus enablers and natural energy zingers? Check.
Good liver detoxer given that Spring is peeking through (80 degrees today!!)? Check.
Good lung capacity / oxygen utilization boosters? Check. (We live at high altitude now. Need to think about these things.)

This is a pretty amazing breakfast in my book.

Note: I don't have a sweet tooth and I like my food on the not-so-sweet side, so I give you options for adding some more natural, healthy sweetness to the original recipe.

The Pow-Wow Purple Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond milk or organic plain yogurt [yogurt will make the consistency thicker]
1/2 – 1 cup filtered water, based on how thin or thick you like your smoothie
4 TBS pure ground hemp protein / fiber [I'm loving the brand I'm using now: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro Fiber - no, I don't get paid to say this. I just like it.]
2 TBS ground flax seeds
1/4 tsp (40 drops) of liquid chlorophyll
1 cup frozen or fresh organic mixed berries
1/4 cup frozen mangoes or peaches
Rind from 1/4 of an orange, chopped roughly [to get the rind: just run a sharp knife down one side of the orange and use the peel with both the orange and white parts; save the orange for something else]

Optional: 1/2 banana and/or juice from the orange you just peeled, for added natural sweetness

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender, starting with the liquids.
  2. Blend
  3. Sip and say Ahhhhhhhh!
  4. Power through your morning without having to rely on caffeine or added sugars.

Enjoy ~

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This recipe is shared with you courtesy of Simla Somturk Wickless, MBA, CHC, CNE, founder of Delicious Health LLC. Simla is a a health, nutrition, and lifestyle coach whose mission is to transform Busy Bodies into healthy, Balanced beings TM. Simla loves working with women entrepreneurs, professionals, and autoimmune clients to help them double their energy, tame their stress, and take back control of their health to live intensely pleasurable and impactful lives. Learn more  at www.EnjoyDeliciousHealth.com or www.DeliciousHealthBlog.com.

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Becoming healthy April 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

The recipe literally made my mouth water! And it seems super healthy, can’t wait to try it! Thanks, regards.

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