CocoBerry Green Smoothie

CocoBerry Green Smoothie:

* 2 handfuls organic spinach

* 1/2 cup organic strawberries {frozen}

* 1/2 cup blackberries {frozen}

* 1/2 cup coconut water {I used Vita Coco, infused with pom & acai}

* 1/2 cup spring water

* 1-2 wheatgrass ice cubes {optional}

Blend everything up!

I used a Nutribullet for this recipe. My Ninja blender is so big and bulky and sometimes I just hate getting it out. Yesterday while shopping on black Friday I was able to snag a Nutribullet for $50! Great deal. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t work as well as “they” say it will. However, it’s a little easier on the bullet if your frozen fruit is slightly thawed, just a little. Also adding almost enough water or liquid to cover what you have in really helps. I put in whole spinach leaves and it shredded them until there was no trace of any solids of the spinach or anything. The seeds from the berries is still there; which is fine of course. The smoothie also came out extremely creamy and very well blended. Honestly it is just about comparable to a Vitamix; almost. But the consistency was perfect for me. If any of you have used a Magic Bullet and didn’t like it; try out a Nutribullet; it’s high power is so amazing and is truely an amazing machine. It’s bigger than the Magic Bullet, but fits perfectly on the counter and isn’t all that bulky. What kind of blender do you use to make amazing superfood powered smoothies? Let me know!

Best Wishes & Live Beautifully!

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Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin

Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin’

Fancy Chocolate Chia Puddin’:

* 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
* 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
* 2 heaping tbs Chia Seeds
* 2-3 tbs cacao powder
* 1 stevia packet or raw honey to taste
* 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/8 – 1/4 Pomegranate Arils
Add milks, cacao powder, stevia or honey, and vanilla extract in a blender to incorporate flavors, pour over chia seeds in a bowl, mix throughly. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes. After that, take out and top with pom arils; you can add some more almond or coconut milk if you want it a little less thick!

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

1. Highest known plant source of essential fatty acids of Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s!!
2. Stabilizes blood sugar; slows down the rate in which complex carbs are digested then sent throughout the body. The fiber helps stabilze blood glucose
3. Did you know 1 TBS of chia seeds can sustain you for 24 hours? Well…at least that’s what they say. The Mayans used chia seeds for strength and actually “chia” is from the Mayan language meaning strength; they used the seeds to sustain energy, strength, and hunger!
4. The Omega-3’s helps lubricate joints and aids in inflammation
5. Chia seeds can help aid in weightloss and maintain a healthy weight. The chia seeds have the essential fatty acids that boost your metabolism and “bulk up” when wet and keep you fuller longer!
6. Chia seeds can help with detoxification and elimination; the swelling affect the chia seeds have in the body helps cleanse and soothe the colon and absorbs toxins; which are then eliminated
7. Chia Seeds contain 20% higher protein than many other grains
8. Chia seeds contain more antioxidants than blueberries and the antioxidant oils in chia seeds helps them from going rancid giving them a long shelf life!
9. Excellent source of protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and the essential fatty acids of omega 3 and 6
10. Can help improve brain function in memory and concentration!
11. Helps cut food cravings
12. Adds an awesome texture to your food!
13. Easily added to any recipe! Mix them up in smoothies, make puddin, add to cereal, soups, salads, stews, baked goods, and more!

Best Wishes & Live Beautifully