The “Short and Sweet” on Smoothies

Smoothies are great! They can be big on benefits for a minimal investment of time and effort.

Here are three healthy options to add to your collection.


Superfoodie Smoothie

1 cup blueberries, frozen
1 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. ground or whole chia seeds
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 cups unsweetened (2% fat) coconut milk or almond milk
2 Tbsp. unsweetened peanut butter or almond butter
1 Tbsp. raw honey or maple syrup
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

Ground chia seeds don’t thicken as quickly as whole ones, making it the better option if you wish to store in the refrigerator.
Smoothie is rich in anti-inflammatory benefits.

*recipe adapted from Slimming Meals That Heal by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.

Calcium Booster Smoothie

3 leaves kale, chopped
1 apple, cored and diced
1 Medjool date
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. tahini

Blend and enjoy 2 large servings.

Thank you to the kale and tahini for bone-building calcium!

All-Glow Beauty Smoothie

1 ½ cups choice of milk (coconut, almond, hemp, half yogurt and half dairy milk)
½ large cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 cup strawberries or blueberries
½ cup spinach leaves
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
1 Tbsp. ground chia seed
1 tsp. honey or stevia to taste (optional)

Add ice if desired and blend until smooth.

Each of these smoothies have a good blend of nutrients that stand strong on their own. However, adding a scoop or two of Sarvaa superfood powder can boost the nutritional power up another level. We In Balance consultants highly recommend Sarvaa superfood powder and are delighted to share a Sarvaa bonus: receive 20% off by just using the code Balance at checkout! Cacao Plus has been my favourite so far but a Sarvaa friend raving about the Mayan Chocolate might have me switching soon!

For pre or post workouts, breakfasts, snacks – to go or to stay – don’t forget your smoothies.

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