Hidden Veggies Smoothie Series: Part 5
Happy hump day! This is our last full week in Indy and I couldn’t be happier! Things are really working out in our favor and we’ve been gifted with such abundance and love since announcing our move home. A big thank you to everyone who’s helped us and sent love and energy! I’m really looking forward to our road trip home (I love road trips)! I love to find hidden healthy food joints to try along the way. We got so lucky on our way here back in October 2018, I can’t wait to revisit some places and find new gems on the way!! Shout out to all the Mama’s or Daddy’s out there... have any tips for a loonnggg road trip with an infant?? This will be our first with Luna!! Smoothies are definitely a go to for our road trips! This is the 5th and final post in my 3 week smoothie series and today's smoothie uses an Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly alternative to nut butters... can you guess what it is?!
Tigernut butter!! Tigernuts are not nuts at all. They are little tuber like vegetables that have a nutty, earthy, slightly sweet taste. Perfect for a nut butter replacement when avoiding nuts/seeds. This recipe also includes hidden greens (my secret to boosting nutritional density in smoothies!)
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, & Whole30 compliant!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
This dish is rich in collagen, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is higher in carbohydrates, providing the solar plexus chakra with both long-lasting sugar sources (like fiber) and quick acting sugars like glucose.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains leafy greens, which are especially supportive to the heart chakra as they contain life force, layers and depth.
Contains raw veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra as they contain balancing cooling properties.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
This recipe contains dark blue and purple pigments, which balance the third eye chakra while also protecting from spiritual overuse or negativity.
A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *
Tigernut butter is a non-nut butter alternative and is safe for those with nut allergies or those in the strict phase of the AIP. Feel free to use another nut butter in its place if you’re not sensitive.
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
Blueberry Banana “Nut” Smoothie
(gluten free, dairy free, & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: none Yield: 1
¾ cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 giant handful of spinach/baby kale mix
¼ cup of tigernut butter (for non AIP feel free to use any other nut butter)
1 scoop collagen peptides
½ tsp. cinnamon
How to Create this Recipe:
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender.
Add your water. The amount will depend on the consistency you want. For a smoothie texture add enough water to the pitcher (when it’s already full of ingredients) to get about half way full of water. For a juice consistency fill your blender pitcher almost full of water.
Blend your smoothie, starting from low speed and working your way to the highest speed, until all the ingredients are blended and smooth. You may need to use your tamper to get everything blended thoroughly! Blend until smooth and the consistency is that of a smoothie.
Feel free to add ice if you want a thicker smoothie texture!
If you do not have a high powered blender like a Vitamix, you will need to chop up all of the ingredients very well in order to get a smooth, blended consistency.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 servings total)
Fat: 29 g
Carbs: 66 g
Protein: 12 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.