Raw Vegan Mango Acai Sprouted Green Smoothie10
Piggies! I am going to introduce you two AMAZING superfood products - Sprout Living Sproutein Powder, and Amazon Planet's frozen acai puree packs. I include both of these products in my weekly diet, as they are LOADED with nutrients, and are fantastic in healthy green smoothies. This raw vegan mango acai sprouted green smoothie is sweet and delicious, and is a nutritional POWERHOUSE!
So let's talk about Sprout Living's Sproutein powder. This really is a perfect protein superfood. It is raw, vegan, gluten free, organic, non GMO, nutrient-dense, and alkalizing. This special blend contains freeze-dried sunflower sprouts, amaranth sprouts, millet sprouts, kale sprouts, quinoa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, and alfafa sprouts; as well as hempseed protein powder, chia sprout powder, golden pea sprout powder, goji berry powder, maca root powder, yacon root powder, and lucuma powder. Talk about POTENT superfood!
This blend is just INCREDIBLE. As much as I love to sprout. I could NEVER sprout all of these things and include them in my smoothies. So, I let Sprout Living do all the work for me! Don't get me wrong, I still eat a lot of my own home-grown live fresh sprouts. But when I am travelling or busy, NOTHING beats Sproutein. Sprouts offer the highest nutitional properties of any food in the plant of animal kingdom! They have high-quality nutrients, as well as live enzymes, and chlorophyll.
Hemp is a complete, highly digestible protein source, containing all essential amino acids. Chia seeds are a great source of protein, and a very rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Golden pea sprouts are hypo-allergenic and high in protein; and goji berries are loaded with nutrients and phytochemicals, including 18 amino acids, and essential vitamins and minerals. Maca increases stamina and sexual function, and is a great source of protein, EFA's fibre, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, and minerals. Lucuma has really high levels of carotene and Vitamin B4; and Yacon has fantastic prebiotic properties that help friendly bacteria to grow assisting healthy digestive function.
If that wasn't enough nutritional density, throw in some 100% pure acai berry puree and you have a smoothie that will leave your body bouncing with energy and vitality. Acai really is a wonder food. Acai contains huge amounts of fibre, it is loaded with powerful antioxidants that protect us from the oxidizing action of free radicals; it contains omegas 6 and 9, it is gluten free and caffeine free, and is practically devoid of natural sugars. An incredible nutritional profile!
There are a lot of acai products on the market now, and many of them contain huge amounts of added sugar. I only ever buy the pure frozen acai puree with no added sugar. Amazon Planet (if you are in California) or Amafruits (if you are in the Midwest of Northeast) have fantastic 100% pure acai puree you can purchase from the freezer section of most health food stores.
If you combine acai with sweet fruits like mango, apple, pineapple, and banana, you get delicious smoothies that are jam packed with goodness. Give this sweet smoothie a go and your body will thank you. The nutritional density of this smoothie is hard to beat!
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*In the spirit of full disclosure, I received Sprout Living product as part of this month's giveaway. I was not financially compensated for this post.
Raw Vegan Mango Acai Sprouted Green Smoothie
- 3 cups fresh or frozen ripe mango
- 3 cups filtered water or raw coconut water
- 2 cups raw baby spinach
- 2 cups of ice (if using fresh mango)
- 1 pouch (100gms or 3.53 oz) frozen pure acai puree (*see note in post)
- 1 fresh or frozen ripe banana
- 1 scoop of raw vegan Sprout Living Sproutein powder or other dried sprouts (you can leave the sprouts out too)
- 2 chopped pitted dates or a few drops of liquid stevia or more depending on your taste preference
- Place all of the ingredients in your blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree untl smooth and creamy.
- Tweak flavours to taste (you might want more sweetener) and devour!
- Makes three 16-ounce glasses
Piggy Cooking Tips
select fresh spinach popeye would be proud of
The best tasting spinach has vibrant bright green leaves with crisp stems. This spinach also has the highest nutritional value. Purchase organic wherever possible. Avoid wilted leaves that have yellow discolouring, bruising, or a slimy coating. This spinach has passed its prime and should not be consumed.