Updated: Apr 25, 2020
It's been a while since we've posted a smoothie recipe but that doesn't mean we aren't making them anymore...au contraire. This recipe ticks all the boxes. Immune boosting and mood lifting with some of my favorite (staple) superfood add-ins. These ingredients are available to order online and for the fresh ingredients, they are (as always) easily interchangeable. Such an easy and delicious way to get your game on!
Persimmons are packed with a wide variety of nutrients. One persimmon contains more than half your daily requirement of Vitamin A (a fat-soluble vitamin critical for immune function), and nearly a quarter of your Vitamin C. They also contain a decent amount of vitamins E, K, and B vitamins (including B6), as well as potassium, copper and manganese. And of course, they are also loaded with fiber and antioxidants. When they are in season,
I like to freeze and save a few for times like this when I need a little extra yummy nutritional boost.
Camu powder is a great way to get extra vitamin C in your diet. Just one teaspoon has more than 60X more vitamin C than an entire orange! Vitamin C is widely appreciated for it's immune building benefits. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects cells from free radicals and oxidative stress.
Maca powder is also rich in Vitamin C and an appreciated add-in right now because it's adaptogenic, meaning it helps the body deal with stress. It is also believed to help improve mood and memory, as well as libido. Maca has a nice flavor too, making this a win-win. It pairs especially well with cacao so add it to your chocolate desserts and you have an extra special treat!
I've included links to some options for these add-ins in the recipe below, alternatively, you can also try this product, which also contains some mushrooms powders and other good stuff to help boost immunity.
(makes 1-2 smoothies)
1 (previously frozen) persimmon, can sub with a peeled naval or blood orange
1 cup plant milk of choice, can sub with coconut milk
1 cup coconut water, can sub with filtered water or ice
1 banana, can sub 1 pitted date for added sweetness
1 T hemp seeds, save some for garnish (can sub with protein powder or omit)
1 tsp camu powder - for vitamin C (I used this one)
1 tsp maca powder - for mood/stress (I used this one)
dash of salt, optional
Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Save any leftovers in the fridge for the next day. Stay well!
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