If you’re looking to take control of your weight, this superfood, fat burning smoothie is packed with nutrition and is perfect before and after working out!
This superfood smoothie with Sunwarrior protein is packed with nutrients and antioxidants to help your metabolism work efficiently at burning fat and creating energy in the body. Of course it’s vegan, creamy, and delicious too. Top all that amazing off with the fact that it is high in plant protein to help your muscles and waistline feel and look good.
Gracious Living Superfood Fat Burning Smoothie
- 1 scoop Warrior Blend Vanilla Protein
- 1 teaspoon acai powder (from Navitas Naturals)
- 1 teaspoon maqui powder (from Navitas Naturals)
- 1 apple, seeded and cut into pieces
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 hunk of ginger
- 2 cups unsweetened almond, cashew, hemp, or coconut milk
- 1 cup ice
Delicious and fat burning! What more could you ask for in a smoothie?
Gracious Living Tip:
For future smoothie use: cut apples into quarters without the seeds. Freeze in a glass container or ziplock bag. It makes your smoothie cold with an extra creamy frothy texture. And guess what? You can also freeze your spinach!
*Use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with a pinch of nutmeg instead of ginger, or additionally with ginger.
What is ACAI?
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is a small, dark purple, low-glycemic berry from a palm tree that grows throughout the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and has been a staple in the diet of indigenous cultures for centuries. It has a flavor that's somewhere between chocolate and wild berries, and its abundant, fat-burning omega fatty acid content gives acai a unique and creamy texture. Acai has a high antioxidant profile as well as protein and fiber which helps keep you satiated during the day.
Navitas Naturals Acai Powder contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals including B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium and manganese, and potent antioxidants like resveratrol, cyanidin-3-galactoside, ferulic acid, delphinidin, epicatechin, protocatechuic acid and ellagic. Acai is also a great source of essential fatty acids: oleic and linoleic acids that help promote glowing skin and shiny hair. (Gracious Living top pick from www.NavitasNaturals.com)
What is MAQUI?
The purple, Chilean maqui berry is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. It has a slightly tart, fruity flavor and hints of hints of blackberry, blueberry, watermelon, and acai.
Amazingly, the rich, dark purple berries contain more antioxidants than any discovered food on earth! It has high amounts of vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, iron, and potassium, and is a big source of polyphenols including anti-aging anthocyanins, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Maqui berries have been found to have an incredibly high ORAC value (more than four times higher than blueberries and twice as much as acai berries), which measures the antioxidant capacity of foods. (Gracious Living top pick from www.NavitasNaturals.com)