Green smoothies, purple smoothies, orange smoothies, pink smoothies….
INTRODUCING The Black Smoothie!
I have this smoothie or a slight variation of it for breakfast every morning. It is the best smoothie for starting my day and getting a huge jump on all of the nutrients that I need!
I realize, ‘The Black Smoothie’ sounds a little threatening, but I thought that was fun! It’s a sassy smoothie with some kick!
It sounds best if you say it in a deep pirate voice coming from your throat. 😉
The Black Smoothie.
I always think a number of vitamins, proteins, and amino acids that fit into this one smoothie is super incredible! With this smoothie for breakfast, I usually make it until lunch time before I need to eat again. As a nanny, my mornings are crazy busy and I usually don’t have time for a snack. This smoothie is huge for sustaining me through my wild day!
It’s the EVERYTHING SUPERFOOD Smoothie.
I also make this smoothie if I’m ever feeling nutrient deficient. Sometimes when we are gone for the weekend or on a vacation it is hard to get all of the nutrients that my body wants, so I usually make one when I get home and feel like I’m right back on track! Living in the RV means we are still able to make our smoothies! Whether we actually do or not is dependent on if we have ingredients! The newest challenge of living in an RV is definitely fridge and freezer space! When you spend a week in the desert you start of run out of food towards the end.
Here is a little breakdown of a few ingredients and what I think is the most important!
Almond milk has some protein, but not as much as most people think. I put almond milk in my smoothie for Vitamin D. We mostly get vitamin D from the sun, because there are very few food sources of Vitamins D- one of them being mushrooms! I love mushrooms, but certainly, don’t consume enough for my daily need of D. There are also some days when I’m just not outside enough, so Almond milk helps balance out my vitamin D need.
Natures’ multivitamin! Iron, Copper, B vitamins, Omega-3 and 6, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, choline, protein, antioxidants, iodine, calcium….
I could go on and on about what about nutrients are in spirulina!
Here is the spirulina that I buy. If you decide not to buy this spirulina, please be cautious of the type that you do buy. Spirulina that has not grown, produced, and processed properly has negative effects.
Half of an avocado will make your smoothie so creamy!!!! The fat in an avocado also helps keep you full longer, aids digestion, and helps add moisture to your skin. As a vegan, I find that every once and awhile my skin feels dry and itchy. I have attributed this to the lack of fat in my diet. When I don’t have ripe avocados and I’m eating a lot of raw salads and smoothies I just don’t get as much, so I have to remind myself to sneak it in. Avocados are my favorite source of healthy fat. I taught my nanny kids to eat avocados with all the fixins’. This means salt, pepper, and chia seeds. I love it!
Hydration!!! Coconut water has been said to be more hydrating than water. Coconut water is also full of vitamins, but I love the flavor and texture of coconut water in a smoothie.
Vega Protein and Greens Powder
This has 20 g. of protein per scoop! The list of amino acids in this is incredible!
This is also another superfood chalk full of benefits! My favorite maca benefits are mood, hormone balance, and energy. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN THIS! When I don’t have a smoothie my whole morning is off and I’m exhausted. Get it here.
Chia Seeds, Flax, Hemp Hearts
Omegas, protein, amino acids, vitamins….these are super duper foods! Take your pick! I like to change it up but usually choose 2 and then add a couple tablespoons each to my smoothie.
I use a NutriBullet for my smoothies. To be honest I usually don’t measure the almond milk or coconut water. First step is put the berries in and then I fill it with liquid to the max line. I do about half almond milk and half coconut water. You can always add more if you need to! And if it doesn’t turn out as thick as you want, you can add more fruit. After the berries and liquid are in, add the rest of the ingredients! Mix it up! Enjoy your Black Smoothie filled morning!
The Black Smoothie
I use a NutriBullet for my smoothies. To be honest I usually don’t measure the almond milk or coconut water.
First step is put the berries in and then I fill it with liquid to the max line. I do about half almond milk and half coconut water. You can always add more if you need to! And if it doesn’t turn out as thick as you want, you can add more fruit.
After the berries and liquid are in, add the rest of the ingredients!
Mix it up!
Enjoy your Black Smoothie filled morning!