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The Ultra Mega Super Power Smoothie

Updated on December 17, 2014
4.3 stars from 7 ratings of 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.

Preparation Time

Prep time: 8 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 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.

Quail Eggs

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.


Blueberries

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.


Strawberries

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

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.

Skim Milk

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

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.


Cinnamon

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

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.

Greek Yogurt

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.

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      Marilyn48 

      2 years ago

      And where, pray tell, does one buy Quail Eggs??

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      LaThing 

      4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I can see why this smoothie is named super power..... Just look at all the fantastic ingredients you have in there. Looks delicious! Have to give it a try..... Not so sure about the Quail's eggs though :)

      Thanks for sharing! Voting up and awesome....

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      I am going to search out quail eggs. Have never seen them in the store. Last summer my grandson would have to have his own smoothie when I made mine. Then we sat in the backyard and watched the birds and dogs. Can't ever start eating well too early.

    • MargaritaEden profile image

      MargaritaEden 

      4 years ago from Oregon

      This smoothie looks amazing, minus the egg part, I don't think I can handle the idea of a raw egg in my smoothie, great hub!

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      vespawoolf 

      4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We consume a lot of smoothies but I've never made one with all these ingredients. I'd definitely like to try it! Your choice of quail eggs is fascinating. Quail eggs are common and easy to find in Peru. I've never eaten them raw, but I wouldn't be against trying them. We don't have kale but I will substitute chard. Thank you!

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      Bonny OBrien 

      4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      I make smoothies everyday and I switch them up, so I don't get bored.

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This sounds very interesting except for the raw quail egg. I'll have to gather my courage to swallow this up but I'm willing to try.

      Thank you for sharing. Voting up, pinning and passing along the goodness!

      Cheers!

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      Carolee Samuda 

      4 years ago from Jamaica

      I'd have to make mine without the egg. It's weird because I like my yolk runny but I can't stand the white of the egg being raw. I guess I could try harder to stomach having eggs in it. Would it be possible to use the yolk alone? Can I use regular eggs if I cannot source quail eggs (I am sure I won't be able to get them).

      You need to group your hubs so we can navigate to another from the hub we are reading.

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      Thanks Crystal. Even though you can't taste them in the smoothie, I know it is still hard for some people to stomach just the thought of their texture.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      4 years ago from Georgia

      You had me until the quail eggs. I'm afraid I just can't handle that part. But the rest of it sounds great! Voting up and useful.

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      You can search craigslist for local farmers that sell quail eggs for eating or check your local farmers market.

      I would not recommend eating chicken eggs raw. Although the risk for salmonella is usually (not currently) pretty low, I would not advise it.

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      Cygnet Brown 

      4 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

      I love the fact that it is so healthy and I bet it is also quite filling. I just don't know if I could find the quail eggs. Can chicken eggs be substituted?

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      Well, interestingly, my girlfriend had gone through breast cancer and survived and we both were training for a triathlon together. Mine was a 50-miler, so naturally you must do some major adjustments to not only your lifestyle, but your diet as well, so I just began studying daily, and somehow came across an article about it. I went to a Central Market and saw them there for $10/dozen and that was just too expensive for me, so I began looking around on Craigslist and found a local farmer/veterinarian that sells them for $3/dozen and lives very close to me. I guess I just lucked out. However, this weekend I am actually getting 24 chicks from her and have cages and incubators set up so that I can have my own free eggs. Yes, I will be writing several hubs on this new venture in the near future.

      Anyway, I hope this answers your question. Aloha, and thanks for reading!

      -Casey

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Casey!

      First of all, thank you for serving our country. You're among the gallant men of the USA!

      Secondly, I was going to ask you where I might find quail eggs...and then I read your response to schoolmom24. What I'd like to know is how you became aware of the nutritious value of raw quail eggs.

      Thanks, Casey! Aloha, and have a great weekend!

      ~Joe

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      Thanks Hippie-Girl!

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      Janelle 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

      Interesting article. I really enjoyed how you went into deal about the ingredients and their beneficial qualities. Rated useful and interesting!

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      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      The more I read about the benefits of coconut oil, the more I'm convinced I need to go get some as soon as possible. I suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I like Hubs that explain the nutritional value of the ingredients. It helps me choose healthy alternatives.

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      @Sandcastles: Some smoothies are fattening. This one is not. Some smoothies may contain sugar, or use fattening milk, fattening yogurt, etc. There are literally endless options to ingredients that you can add to a smoothie, so my answer is yes, some smoothies can be fattening, but this one is not.

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      @Sandcastles: Your comment was deleted because it seemed a bit vague. You said, "Aren't smoothies fattening?" Every smoothie is different. You could ask a more specific question, such as, "Aren't "insert ingredient" fattening?" and I would further know how to answer your question. But such a vague question such as your previous one was perceived as negative. Smoothies in general are not fattening though, they are used as a dietary supplement.

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      SandCastles 

      4 years ago

      Is the smoothie fattening? Do you take it before a big workout for example? To delete this comment is strange instead of answering it.

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      Hezekiah 

      4 years ago from Japan

      A lot of ingredients but looks good. I need this before a gym session.

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      YogaKat 

      4 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Great info on quail eggs . . . not sure I can find any in Hawaii. A lot of cool new blueberry and chia info for me . . . wondering about your sources. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Liam Hallam 

      4 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Great smoothie but for me smoothies are about the simplicity. The amount of ingredients feels too much. I live a few stand out ingredients to have prominent flavours otherwise the great fruit choices blend into one. I've started to switch from milk/ yoghurt to cocnut milk or powdered coconut to get rid of the lactose and that sits much better on my stomach now

      Nice hub. CF

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      Thanks schoolmom24. I actually became very interested in quail eggs and didn't know where to find them other than Central Market, where they are $10/dozen. So, I got on craigslist and found a local veterinarian that sells them for practically nothing. I have been eating them daily for the past seven or eight months and I can't explain how much better my quality of life is with them in my diet.

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      Schoolmom24 

      4 years ago from Oregon

      Wow, I have never even heard of quail eggs in a recipe...but you have me sold on their nutrients! However, I don't think I would have the faintest idea where to get them in my area. I loved learning about them, though! And I love smoothies and use all of the other ingredients regularly! (I wrote a hub on smoothies, too!) :) Great hub, voted up!

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      Leena 

      4 years ago from new delhi

      Looks like a great recipe....I love anything with blueberries and will be trying this out.

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      The Reminder 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Great hub. I never tasted quail eggs so I should try those out. Thanks!

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      Jeffrey Maskel 

      4 years ago from Boulder, CO

      Great smoothie recipe! I will be trying to make this in the next week or so. Thanks for the tip.

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      frogyfish 

      4 years ago from Central United States of America

      I immediately liked the ingredients in your smoothie...mentally subbing the quail eggs for real cage-free chicken eggs. You gave good info about the quail eggs for I didn't know anything about their nutrition. Your explanation of the individual ingredients was quite helpful too. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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      healthmunsta 

      4 years ago

      This is absolutely awesome! I just love anti-oxidant packed smoothies - especially if they have quail egg! ;)

      Quail eggs are loaded with nutritional goodies, and I'm tempted to go buy another batch of quail eggs, just to try out your smoothie!

      Awesome hub, voted up!

    • abetterwaytolive profile imageAUTHOR

      Casey Johnson 

      4 years ago from Sanger, Texas

      Thank you!

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      FullOfLoveSites 

      4 years ago from United States

      This is the complete smoothie! Vitamins and minerals from the fruits, potassium from the banana, and proteins from the quail eggs (thanks for explaining about the salmonella thing, I was once wondering if raw eggs are safe). Thanks for sharing! Up and useful.

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      stephensaldana 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Great hub! I love smoothies and any time I can drink something nutritious and have it taste great I am all about it. I bookmarked this hub so that I can refer back to it and make the smoothie tomorrow. Thanks!

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