How to design your superfood pantry for superfood smoothies.
You are what you eat! We have all heard that before but is it something that you really apply to your daily life? So many of my clients come to me and say they are eating ‘healthy’ and when we really look carefully at their diet I find that ‘healthy’ usually means a whole lot of processed foods, snacks, and quick and easy go-to meals that actually aren’t all that healthy.
I’m all about making healthy EASY, FUN, and MANAGEABLE. Lets be honest, eating healthy is like swimming upstream in this country. Without careful pre-planning and meal preparation it’s almost impossible to find something quick and on the run that is healthy.
One rule I live by is to always have a ‘superfood’ pantry stocked that I can easily add to my favorite smoothie recipes. Smoothies take less than 5 minutes to make and if you can pack them with the appropriate nutrition then it’s a super smart breakfast idea, pre-post workout food, or on-the-go snack.
Here are the ingredients that you will always find in my superfood pantry! If you have a local Costco, be sure to check there first as they carry some of these products listed below! Make sure you are getting good quality and always organic.
High Quality Brown Rice Protein powder
Here is a list of the fresh produce items I always have on hand
Almonds to make homemade almond milk
List of Immune Boosting Add-ins
If the list above overwhelms you, start small! Choose 3 new ingredients to try and get a few more each time you go to the grocery store.
Emily’s favorite smoothie recipes
ORANGE CREAMSICLE RECOVERY
1⁄2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla protein powder or collagen 1 handful of ice
Blend and enjoy this sweet and tasty drink!
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (full fat from the can is great too, especially for a thick and creamier texture)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (or 1 tbsp grated turmeric root)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp organic raw maple syrup or honey
1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper
1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 tsp ginger or a small piece of grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp of Collagen (for protein
Blend and Enjoy!
Makes 1 smoothie
1 cup cashew or coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp cacao powder
1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp shredded cocnut
1 tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1 tsp spirulina powder (optional for a superpower green smoothie)