Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are all the rage these days. Super easy to blend and packed with nutrients that will fuel your body all day. Combine with your favorite Amrita bar for that extra special treat. In this case, we used an Apple Cinnamon bar to top off this superfood green smoothie bowl.
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen straweberries or blueberries or pineapple
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Garden of Life vanilla protein powder
- add almond milk first, then protein powder
- add in frozen spinach and fruit
- blend in a Vitamix for 2-3 minutes
- pour into a bowl and add your toppings
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 banana
- 1 apple cinnamon Amrita energy bar
The reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as (1):
Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)
Chia also contains essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of anti-oxidants.
Coconut is a very versatile and indispensable food item for most people under the tropical belt. It is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. A medium-size nut carrying 400 g edible meat and some 30-150 ml of water may provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins, and energy of an average-sized individual.
100 g kernel consists of 354 calories. Much of this comes from the fats and protein. Although, its meat is disproportionately high in saturated fats on comparison to other common edible nuts, coconut has many bioactive compounds that are essential for better health.
Bananas are among the most widely consumed fruits on the planet and, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans’ favorite fresh fruit. The curvy yellow fruits are high in “potassium and pectin, a form of fiber,” said Laura Flores, a San Diego-based nutritionist. They can also be a good way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6. “Bananas are high in antioxidants, which can provide protection from free radicals, which we come into contact with every day, from the sunlight to the lotion you put on your skin,” Flores added.
Flores reported a wide variety of health benefits associated with the fruit. “Bananas are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type-2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with production of white blood cells, all due to the high level of vitamin B6 that bananas contain,” she told Live Science.
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