This Healthy Vegan Blueberry Purple Smoothie is delicious, filling, and full of energy. It contains baby spinach and you could never even notice!
Are you having trouble ingesting the large amount of greens we need to eat every day to stay healthy? This smoothie is your way of succeeding without even noticing! Spinach has many health benefits, but it is also high in oxalates, which could lead to kidney stones if consumed in large amounts. Due to this, we don’t recommend having this smoothie daily, but once a week is very nourishing.
We use raw and unprocessed nut butter for the making of this super healthy and delicious shake.
Very recently, we found out that raw nuts and nut butters have about 30 times less glycotoxins than roasted ones. Michael Greger says “Because of AGEs I no longer toast my nuts or buy roasted nut butters. Such a bummer, because they taste so much better. But, as Dr. McDougall likes to say, nothing tastes as good as healthy feels”. This is very important information because glycotoxins shorten lifespan! So, now we try to eat all our nuts and nut butters raw. Find more info here.
Eating nuts has been associated with plenty of health benefits — from increased cognitive function to protection from Alzheimer’s, as well as keeping your heart healthy. Now, scientists have added more benefits to that list: People who eat a lot of nuts might have a lower risk of mortality and developing chronic diseases, including respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
It’s been known for some time that nuts — which are rich in essential nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants — have plenty of health benefits. One 2010 study notes that “by virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and gallstones in both genders and diabetes in women,” and “studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect.” (extracted from www.medicaldaily.com)
If you liked this recipe for Vegan Blueberry Purple Smoothie, check out our Raw-Vegan Breakfast Milkshake. You’ll love it!
And… in case you missed it, we have published our very first cookbook ALL PLANTS: The Food You Love, The Vegan Way, which includes over 150 satisfying recipes to feed all the members of your household (including your dogs!). It’s available internationally as a hardcover on Book Depository (with free delivery worldwide), Walmart, and in many other bookstores! Yay! Click here to learn more. You can also purchase it as a downloadable e-book (pdf) in our Store (currently ON SALE!), and our Etsy Shop (also on sale there!).
Our new cookbook has a whole chapter dedicated to “BEVERAGES” and another whole chapter dedicated to “DRINKS O’CLOCK”.
The “BEVERAGES” chapter includes:
- BREKKIE MILKSHAKE (Raw-Vegan Breakfast Milkshake)
- LIQUID APPLE PIE
- KALE LEMONADE SMOOTHIE
- PURPLE SMOOTHIE
- NOTELLA SMOOTHIE
- DALGONA COFFEE
- CHAI CONCENTRATE: SWEET OR SPICY
- HIBISCUS TEA
The “DRINKS O’CLOCK” chapter includes:
- LEMON CHAMPAGNE SORBET
- LEMON DELIGHT
- JELLY WATERMELON SHOTS
- HIBISCUSPOLITAN COCKTAILS
- IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR
- IRISH PUMPKIN SPICED LIQUEUR
- WHITE RUSSIAN
- WHISKEY SOUR
Healthy Vegan Blueberry Purple Smoothie
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- 3 cups oat milk
- 3 tbsp raw and unprocessed nut butter of your choice
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 50 g baby spinach
- In a high-speed blender, combine the oat milk, raw and unprocessed nut butter, bananas, baby spinach, and frozen blueberries, and blend until smooth.
- Pour the blend into glasses and top up with more berries, nuts, or the topping of your choice. Enjoy!
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