If you’re looking for an easy way to start your day with a breakfast packed full of nutrients…this recipe is for you.
The key to eating well often can be found in routines.
Our minds are hardwired to seek out what we know.
And what we know is rooted in what is familiar and what we tend to do over and over again.
So if you want to start your day off incredibly well then look no further than my Morning Powerhouse Shake which you can drink regularly.
I drink this shake Monday through Friday and sometimes on Saturday and I have been drinking this since 2014. I drank it all through my pregnancy in 2017.
There is something to be said about starting your day off with a nutrient dense meal.
MORNING POWERHOUSE SHAKE INGREDIENTS
Wild blueberries are an antioxidant superfruit. Did you know that. wild blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin and demonstrate greater antioxidant capacity per serving than typical blueberries. And Wild Blueberries have a more intense taste.. You can find wild blueberries in your freezer section. I buy Wyman’s Organic Wild Blueberries.
It was important for me to find a water source that did not contain fluoride. I searched high and low and found Mountain Valley Spring Water which we have delivered to our home. Rising naturally from a spring in the Ouachita mountains, Mountain Valley Spring Water filters through organized based aquifers. This brand of water is not only fluoride free but is sodium-free with a naturally balanced PH and rich blend of calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Spirulina contains up to 70% digestible, complete protein, high levels of iron, beta carotene, and other healthful nutrients including B12, vitamin K, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin. I buy Nutrex Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Powder.
Collagen Peptides are high in protein Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints
Hemp Hearts are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, they are a great source of protein and they have fiber which aids in digestion.
Considered a healthy fat, avocados are high in Potassium which can support healthy blood pressure, and rich in fiber. Studies also show that eating avocados with vegetables can increase the amount of antioxidants your absorb. Yes Please!
Baby Spinach, rich in iron and can restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood.
- 2 cups filtered water (enough to cover the frozen wild blueberries)
- 2 scoops of collagen powder ( I use Vital Proteins brand)
- 2 teaspoons of Spirulina powder ( I use Pure Hawaiian Spirulina brand)
- 2 teaspoons hemp seed hearts
- 2-3 heaping handfuls of organic baby spinach
- 1 organic avocado
- STEP 1: Add Frozen Wild Blueberries to blender. Cover with filtered water. Blend
- STEP 2: Add in Collagen Powder, Spirulina Powder, and Hemp Seed Hearts. Blend
- STEP 3: Add in 2-3 heaping handful of baby Spinach. Blend
- STEP 4: Add in avocado (not skin or pit). Blend
- STEP 5: Pour into mason jar, add a straw and ENJOY
The spirulina will turn your shake from a beautiful green to a black/grey. Don’t let the color deter you...it tastes amazing. Some people find the taste is strong off the bat. If this is the case for you start with a half a teaspoon and work your way up
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