• Dr. Elly Jenkyns ND

Time-saving Superfood Smoothie Hack

Ensure that you're loading your smoothies with protein, fat, fiber and greens with this simple prep!

Super Smoothie

Ingredients:

SEED & SPICE MIXTURE:

1 tbsp/serving each ground flax, chia, & hemp seeds (make sure you grind the flax yourself!) (2)

1 tsp/serving turmeric &/or spirulina (these are optional!)


BERRIES:

1 cup frozen organic blueberries/raspberries (PC Organics carries a club pack of frozen Powerfruit: a delicious combination of cherries, blueberries & blackberries)


GREENS:

1/2 cup spinach/kale/arugula


HEALTHY FAT:

1/4 avocado/1 tbsp coconut manna (aka coconut butter)/nut butter


ALTERNATE MILK:

2 cup almond/cashew/Brazil nut/oat/hemp/rice milk (check out my blog recipe to make your own - it is way easier than you think!)


Other superfood options to add in to your premix if you like: maca, matcha, amla, raw cacao, or acai powder

Instructions:

  1. Premix and store in a mason jar in the fridge your seed & spice mixture. If you'll be having 7 smoothies in a week, premix 7 tbsp each seed, & 7 tsp turmeric/spirulina.

  2. Depending on the combination of premix ingredients you're using, add about 4 tbsp of your premix along with your alternate milk, berries, greens, and fat to a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a mason jar to consume right away, or throw in a whisk ball to prevent thickening as you sip throughout the day.

References:

  1. Comparison of flax (Linum usitatissimum) and Salba-chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seeds on postprandial glycemia and satiety in healthy individuals: a randomized, controlled, crossover study Randomized Controlled Trial Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Feb;71(2):234-238. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.148. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

  2. Growth and Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 Production by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus on Ground Flax Seeds (Linum usitatissimum) Food Prot. 2020 Jun 1;83(6):975-983. doi: 10.4315/JFP-19-539.