I continue my love affair with Navitas Naturals by sharing their delicious blueberry hemp superfood protein smoothie.
This smoothie was featured as part of Navitas 60 Second Smoothies video series. You can watch Julie Morris whip up this smoothie here. As Julie says in the video, blueberries are packed with antioxidants. Just 3 tablespoons of hemp protein powder contains 16 grams of easily digestible protein, the flax powder adds healthy fats and fiber, and the yogurt adds protein and a fabulous tang.
Julie has developed a ton of tasty superfood recipes for the Navitas Naturals Recipe Center. You can also learn from Julie in person at the Essentials of Superfoods by Navitas Naturals course, in collaboration with Matthew Kenney Online.
The curriculum of this course is broken up into 4 weeks. Each session features video lectures and demonstrations by Julie Morris and Matthew Kenney. Both cooked and raw plant-based recipes utilizing superfoods are taught and prepared by students throughout the course. Each week includes both written and practical testing. You can find out more here.
Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.
*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.