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EAT YOUR BEAUTY + ADD MORE LIFE TO YOUR YEARS WITH THIS...

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Longevity is a major influencer in my diet habits being that it has the ability to add more LIFE to the years that I am alive.  One of my health goals is to continue beating my chronological age by nourishing and optimizing my biological age. Diet plays the biggest role in achieving that goal and this smoothie bowl is like eating more life with every yummy bite. 

This green smoothie bowl is rich with longevity supporting macronutrients (protein, healthy carbs + healthy fats) as well as vitality supportive micronutrients that stimulate healthy gut bacteria, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that your body needs to perform optimally. 

This #beautyFUEL bowl of YUM gives you around 25-35 grams of fiber in one meal which is way more than most people get in a full days worth of food. Fiber is the MVP to having healthy microbiota aka gut bacteria which controls your overall health, including brain function. 

This is usually my first meal of the day but it's great any time of day and kids love it to!

It takes 10 minutes to make and keeps hungry sustained and energizes for hours.  My tastebuds are pretty green so 1/2 a cup of blueberries offers me plenty of sweet to mask the bitterness of frozen greens but if you need to add more, 1 cup will definitely sweeten it up without making it too sugary. Blueberries are a low glycemic fruit that are full of fiber and anthocyanins which activates your NrF2 pathway- a pathway that controls over 200 genes in your body such an your anitoxdant genes and anti-inflammatory genes to name a few. You want those genes switched ON and working optimally so eating anthocyanin rich foods daily such as blueberries are important to support optimal health and increase longevity. 

I love geeking out on the science behind food but I'll stop there for now 🤓

And finally, THE RECIPE:

"LONGEVITY GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL"

  • 1 cup frozen organic broccoli 
  • 1 cup frozen organic kale and/or spinach 
  • 1 pack unsweetened Acai (I love and use http://amazonpla.net/puree.php)
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower 
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 
  • Cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp Raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1-2 scoops protein powder (Sunwarrior Vanilla Classic is my favorite) 
  • 1-2 cups water (Start with one and add more as you blend to get an ice cream like texture)
  • Add raw cacao nibs, almonds or more berries as toppings and ENJOY!

xRx 

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Low Sugar/High Protein/Green Smoothie Bowl

(food photo credit: @cleanfooddirtycity)

(food photo credit: @cleanfooddirtycity)

Smoothie bowls are quickly becoming the healthy alternative to ice cream for adults. Packed with tons of fruits, healthy fats, protein and super foods- the options are endless. I personally incorporate one meal as a smoothie, smoothie bowl or acai bowl every day. I love the ease of getting all the nutrients in with minimal effort in the preparation process. I especially love how AMAZING it tastes and look forward to it like a treat.

This recipe I created offers a significant amount of protein, good carbs, healthy fats and antioxidants with out loads of sugar and over doing the fats. Good fats and fruits are a HUGE part of my diet and a healthy diet in general but spreading them out in your day helps to regulate blood sugar/energy levels so you can kick ass all day and not just after breakfast 😎  If you love it, let me know below!

xRx

 

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