This Raw-Vegan Smoothie to Go is entirely made of natural ingredients which happen to be all whole foods. It’s so healthy, nutritious and will keep you going for hours. We like to prepare it after lunch and then take with us wherever we go (office, university, no matter where), and we don’t get hungry until dinner time, making it the perfect filling snack, packed with nutrients and vitamins. Give it a try!
Instead of using processed plant milks, we like to simply add the rolled oats and tap water to the blender which creates a perfect consistency.
Adding spinach to your smoothie is essential to create a nutritious one, because spinach is a superfood. It is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
Blueberries (and other berries such as raspberries and blackberries) are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect cells against damage and aids in the absorption of iron.
They also contain a decent amount of soluble fibre, which slows down the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream and helps to keep the digestive system happy.
What about strawberries and blueberries? (extracted from www.livestrong.com)
Blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that have been cited in reducing risk factors for certain cancers, inflammatory diseases, age-related disorders, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The power of their nutritional value comes from their rich, dark colors. Blueberries and blackberries both have the highest levels of antioxidant power, and strawberries boast the most vitamin C per serving of any fruit—even oranges. These fruits are low in fat, high in nutritional density and can easily be incorporated into any diet.
Blueberries are extremely rich in phytochemicals, naturally occurring plant compounds, such as ellagic acid and anthocyanidins which are responsible for the blue, indigo and red colouring. Phytochemicals have been extensively researched for their antioxidant action that helps protect the body against a long list of diseases. (Extracted from www.bbcgoodfood.com)
Blueberries and strawberries are low in calories and a 100g serving provides 2.4g and 2 g fibre respectively.
Do you know how important is to consume flax seeds daily?
Flaxseeds have been consumed for at least 6,000 years, making them one of the world’s first cultivated superfoods. Flaxseeds contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, along with antioxidant substances called lignans that help promote hormonal balance in addition to several other benefits of flaxseed. Benefits of flaxseed include helping improve digestion, skin, cardiovascular health, cholesterol and hormone balance while fighting cancer and even sugar cravings — and that’s just the beginning! (extracted from www.draxe.com).
Now let’s talk about nuts:
We used to roast nuts and make delicious nut butter with them, but 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)
Raw-Vegan Smoothie to Go (Made Entirely of Whole Foods)
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- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 3 cup water
- 2 bananas
- 60 g baby spinach
- 1/4 cup raw peanuts
- 8 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
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