As Spring slowly makes way for the hotter Summer months there is nothing more refreshing than waking up to a nutrient-dense, berry-filled smoothie just bursting with goodness!!! And this gorgeous blush-coloured beauty is just that... vitamin-rich and totally delicious!!
1 x frozen banana
Handful of fresh raspberries
1 x large dollop coconut yoghurt
1/2 x cup coconut water
1 x tbsp IsoWhey Pea + Brown Rice Protein Powder
1 x tbsp Amazonia Raw Vitamin C Powder*
Good pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt**
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with fresh raspberries or sprinkle with IsoWhey Superfoods Sprinkle
A lot of people ask me why I add supplements and powders to my smoothies - surely the fruits and vegetables we use themselves give you just as much goodness?? Well yes of course they do!! But there is nothing wrong with wanting to BOOST your levels of certain vitamins and minerals especially in this day and age when we definitely aren't getting enough!! I think it is also important that we are given reasons WHY we add them instead of just blindly chucking stuff in willy nilly... so here are my 2 picks for this delicious smoothie.
The benefits of Vitamin C are immeasurable - from helping to lower cholesterol and improve blood flow to reducing the risk of heart disease and maintaining healthy skin, Vitamin C is my "go-to" supplement. I love the Amazonia Raw Vitamin C. Each serve is a raw and whole Vitamin C Superfruit blend including Acerola, Camu Camu, Baobab, Gubinge, Rosehip and more as well as containing Aloe Vera and Prebiotics for easy assimilation into the body. It is also Vegan with nothing artificial in it at all!!
**HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
It is thought that crystallised sea salt beds deep within the Himalayas were covered in lava therefore protected from modern-day pollution making it the purest salt found on earth. The pink hues come from the salt's rich mineral and iron content with Himalayan Pink Salt containing 80+ different minerals and elements including magnesium, calcium and potassium to name a few. Because of these minerals, Himalayan Pink Salt can regulate water content in your body, balance pH levels, aid in proper metabolic function, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. It is much better for you than commercial table salt and even sea salt!! I add it to virtually everything!!