Superfoods to love
If you're a smoothie enthusiast like I am, you probably have a wide variety of superfood powders, seeds and other smoothie-worthy ingredients in your cupboards. As exciting and healthy as it might look, it's not the most pleasant feeling when you realise your 20 euro pack of spirulina has expired before you used it even half way. I used to have more superfood powder varieties, but lately I narrowed down to only a few: acai, spirulina, maca and my new favourite - pink pitaya. However, I'd still find it difficult to use the green spirulina one, simply because let's face it - algae do have a distinctive flavour. As I've been searching for alternatives, my friends from Biovaistine (a really nice organic skincare and supplement online store in Lithuania) knocked on my door with one product I'm so excited about. It's called "100% Organic Soul Food Greens" and is basically a green superfood powder mix. It comes in a small jar, perfect size for occasional superfood smoothie love. I know I will be using it much more often than e.g. pure spirulina, because it packs six superfoods! Spirulina, alfalfa leaf, wheatgrass, barleygrass, chlorella and wild wrack seaweed. Let's get SUPER.
Serves 2 | 1 cup - 250 ml | 1 teaspoon - 5 ml
- 200 g of frozen mango
- 200 g of frozen pineapple
- 2 large kale leaves, de-veined
- 1/2 cup of oat or almond milk
- 2/3 cup of coconut water or water
- 3 teaspoons of viridian green superfood powder or your choice of green superfoods
- maple syrup, honey or dates to sweeten if your fruit are not sweet enough
Make your green superfood smoothie
Place all of the smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend away. Divide between two bowls and add toppings. I chose superfood granola (simply mix in superfood powder once the granola is finished baking), fresh mango and pineapple, coconut yogurt and kiwi. I did not add any extra sweetener like maple syrup or dates, but do so if you feel naughtier than me today. I usually choose to have a fresher smoothie base and then add sweeter toppings like granola in this case.
Why not try my peanut butter granola then?