All of you know my love for Sophie, founder of Philosophie Superfoods. Today she shares the PERFECT beautifying smoothie recipe to beat the soaring heat (temps in the 100's) next week. MMMMMM!
S | This utterly dreamy smoothie is like reading a beautiful collection of #MondayInspiration affirmations—it’ll leave you feeling energized, ready for the week ahead, and free of any sadness about the weekend having flown by!
The fusion of acai and pitaya—two of the most gorgeously colored superfoods—makes for a lovely base full of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, and heart-healthy fats. Add in strawberries, ‘nanas, coconut milk, avocado, and Philosophie Superfood + Protein Blends, and you have a powerhouse of a drink that’s both immune-boosting and detoxifying!
1/3 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon Philosophie Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend
1 frozen banana (or do 1/2 cup coconut meat if watching sugar)
1 tablespoon Philosophie Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
Cacao nibs, mulberries, goldenberries, fresh fruit, or coconut!
PROCESS | Add all smoothie ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until creamy and smooth. Pour in your favorite glass, sprinkle on the superfood toppings, and drink up!
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As of late, I’ve been deeply inspired by medicinal Chinese & Ayurvedic food and herbs due to getting deeper into my herbal studies. I was anticipating the arrival of INDIA Cookbook so much yesterday that I think I startled the UPS driver when I met him at the door. Thumbing through this dreamy cuisine bible, I’ve already dog-eared numerous recipes that I’m inspired to craft (while giving them an even deeper Ayurvedic twist). I present you with my newest snack/digestive aid obsession:
I crafted this smoothie recipe for one of my very active NATIVE folk clients. May it be surfing, pilates, weights or marathons, he really needed a muscle rehabilitating, nourishing and bio-available remedy after his activities. Long influenced by my friend Christine Della Cioppa of the medicinal benefits of whey for the body, especially after muscle exertion, and the restorative powers of L-glutamine, this makes for the perfect smoothie--post strenuous workout.
Every afternoon, Diana, as if she’s read my mind, makes us this incredibly simple smoothie that gives us a second wind. She is one of the special souls on my deeply inspiring friend, and host, Clara's team and I am so grateful for her. We can only communicate through flying hands in the air, smiling, and a combination of my very little broken Spanish and her English. But I feel totally connected to her and her glorious energy.
Adding pearl powder, yes you heard me—ground pearls—to this smoothie is quite exciting. When meeting up with the ever-so-knowledgeable Christine Della Cioppa a couple of weeks ago, she sure took my every-couple-of-days acai, chia, banana, stevia, sprouted almond milk smoothie to another level when she made me this INCREDIBLE acai ice cream bowl and chatted about the beauty results of pearl as an herb (recipe coming very soon—it’s going to blow your mind, trust me).
Nonetheless, I ran right to Erewhon and bought some pearl powder to add to this smoothie in hopes that my skin will turn as fluorescent and glowing as that of a pearl. And not only hugely beautifying, this smoothie also serves as the perfect mid-afternoon mega energy boost when you start loosing steam. The bee pollen and acai will keep you buzzing for hours!