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The Ultra Mega Super Power Smoothie
I guarantee this smoothie lives up to its name. The amount of natural vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants contained in this drink is more than enough to send your energy level through the roof and make you feel like a brand new person.
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/2 cup Kale
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp Raw Local Honey
- 1/4 Tspn Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seed, Soaked
- 5 Fresh, Raw Quail Eggs
- 1 cup Nonfat Milk
1. Prepare Chia Seeds
The night before you make your smoothie, scoop one tablespoon of chia seeds into a small dish and pour in three tablespoons of water. Let the dish set in the refrigerator overnight. The chia seeds will become gelatinous, and add a smooth texture to your smoothie.
2. Combine Ingredients
Combine the plain greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, banana, chia seed, cinnamon, honey, kale, milk, and coconut oil into your blender.
3. Crack Quail Eggs
4. Peel away shell
With your thumb and index finger, carefully pinch the eggshell and peel it away and empty into your blender. The egg shells will likely stick to your fingertips and it can be a bit frustrating, but fight through it!
Add the other four eggs, place the lid on your blender, and blend thoroughly until kale is broken down to the point where it blends smoothly with the rest of the drink.
Pour it into a glass and enjoy!
Local Raw Honey
Local raw honey is different than the average honey that you will see at your neighborhood grocery store. As a matter of fact, consuming pasteurized honey is just about as healthy as eating refined sugar!
Raw honey is rich in minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins.
Why local honey? Local honey contains pollen that is specific to your area, and will help to alleviate your seasonal allergies.
Raw eggs in my smoothie? This may seem disgusting, or even unhealthy to some. The truth is, once blended into a smoothie, there is no egg taste at all. As for getting sick, count it out. Raw quail eggs are different than chicken eggs in that there is no risk of salmonella.
Why quail eggs? Quail eggs contain between three to four times the nutritional value of chicken eggs.
Unlike chicken eggs, which have been known to cause allergies or diathesis, quail eggs actually contain the ovomucoid protein, which aids in fighting allergies.
Quail eggs contain more protein, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, Iron, and Potassium than chicken eggs.
Studies have shown that quail eggs contain the richest variety and mixture of amino acids out of any protein-containing foods.
Quail eggs are very rich in Vitamin A, so be cautious not to consume more than five or six per day. If you choose to eat more than that, be sure to limit your intake of foods such as kale, carrots, or squash.
If you still prefer not to eat a quail egg raw, you can boil them for 25 seconds, however, if you attempt to fry them you will lose all of the valuable nutrients.
Liquid Coconut Oil
Besides the fact that coconut oil can sweeten the taste of bland veggies in your smoothie, it has several health benefits, like improving metabolism, reducing body fat, and promoting weight loss. It also enhances the texture of a smoothie, making it rich and smooth.
There is a substance found in abundance in human breast milk that is also in coconut oil, called lauric acid, that, when ingested into the body, converts into monolaurin. Monolaurin has been proven to fight disease and viruses, and strengthens the immune system.
A high concentration of lauric acid helps to reduce bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Wild blueberries contain the second most antioxidants of any food on the planet, next to small red beans. Antioxidants aid in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and age-related problems.
Blueberries, like strawberries, contain a sub-flavonoid that counters the buildup of plaque in the heart, reducing the risk of heart disease.
Studies have shown that anthocyanin, the phytochemical found in blueberries that make them blue, have been proven to attack cancer-causing free-radicals and even block tumor cells from forming.
More than 50% of women will experience a urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime. This is caused by bacteria taking over inside the urinary tract. Blueberries contain an antioxidant substance that inhibits bacteria from binding to the bladder tissue.
Blueberries can also aid in preventing and even reversing the effects of memory loss in adults.
Vitamin C is found in an abundance in strawberries. Among the many benefits from vitamin c is skin health. Vitamin C is vital in the production of collagen, which helps keep the elasticity and resilience of the skin. This is important since we lose collagen production as we age.
Strawberries also contain an adequate amount of heart-healthy potassium, which is known to reduce LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and reduce high blood pressure.
Kale is another super-food containing copious amounts of cancer fighting antioxidants, such as vitamin K, flavonoids and carotenoids. It contains an enormous amount of phytonutrients that help to boost your body's natural detox ability and promote longer life.
Per calorie, kale contains more calcium than milk, and more iron than beef.
Let's be honest, kale isn't the greatest tasting food in the world, and sneaking it into a sweet, delicious smoothie every morning is probably the most pleasant way to ingest it.
Although skim milk contains less fat than whole milk, it actually still contains a considerable amount of vitamins and minerals. With the removal of fat and cholesterol, skim milk is the healthier choice.
Chia Seeds, like Quinoa, are a complete protein, which means they contain every essential amino acid that the human body needs. They are high in fiber, phytochemicals, phosphorus and manganese.
The reason we soak the chia seeds in water first is to allow them to expand and become gelatinous. When the seeds are in this gelatinous state, they have the capability to aid in digestion and even combat diabetes by preventing blood sugar spikes due to their low glycemic index.
In just one tablespoon of chia seeds, you get more calcium than drinking a glass of milk, and more omega-3 fatty acids than in a serving of salmon.
What? Cinnamon is good for you? Yes. That tasty treat you add to your toast with sugar, or sprinkle on a nice, warm apple cider or chai tea is not only a tasty treat.
Studies have shown that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, lower levels of LDL cholesterol, and even reduce pain linked to arthritis.
Diabetics and hypoglycemics may find cinnamon helpful since it helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon also helps alleviate chronic inflammation linked to various diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Bananas are well known for their high potassium content. Potassium is good for our body in many ways. It helps to lower blood pressure. Without potassium in our body, our heart would not beat properly and our muscles would not function properly.
Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber, natural energy, and antioxidants.
Tip - Choose bananas that are nice and ripe and contain brown spots on them. As opposed to green bananas, these ripe bananas contain up to eight times more antioxidants that help fight cancer and heart disease.
Compared to the traditional American style yogurts, plain greek yogurt contains more protein and less sugar. Greek yogurt also contains valuable healthy lactobacteria that aids in digestive health. Greek yogurt has a thicker, creamier consistency than American style yogurts.