Pre Workout Superfood Smoothie
This is my ultimate Pre workout superfood smoothie! It is bad boy! Totally packed full of energy and endurance boosting foods! This little delight contains Bee pollen! Bee Pollen is amazing for pre workout as it’s an incredible energy enhancer and it’s fab for respiration Bee pollen is a complete food and contains many elements that products of animal origin do not possess. Bee pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal source. It also contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body….pretty impressive hey !
You may have also heard me talk about superfoods before, they not only have amazing healing properties but they make food taste amazing! This smoothie contains Maca powder that is one of my all time favourites! It not only gives an amazing nutty flavour to food but it Strengthens the body and increases stamina. It increases energy levels. Studies have shown maca acting as a caffeine-free energiser and it is great for your sexual health. In multiple studies maca powder has been shown to boost sexual desire in both men and women without any adverse effects on sex hormones! So get eating
I have also added the awesome lucuma powder that not only gives a caramely flavour but this powder is a superfood and a natural sweetener that is derived from a peruvian fruit and is packed with the carotenoid known as beta-carotene – a red-orange pigment that is converted into vitamin A in our bodies, where it encourages cell repair and growth, visibly improves skin tone and reduces fine lines and wrinkles! I will take some of that please!
Oh and we have broccoli, spinach and banana that need no introduction! With the gorgeous cacao and cacao nibs for that chocolate fix and extra texture that is also packed full of flavenoids! In recent years, scientists have established that regular consumption of flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of many chronic illnesses such as cancer, stroke and coronary heart disease! So this smoothie has it all!
- Two frozen broccoli florets
- Two frozen spinach cubes
- 1/2 large frozen banana or 1 small frozen banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cacao
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
- 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- Optional add in 1/2 avocado for extra creaminess and gorgeous fats!
- Put everything apart from feel pollen and cacao nibs in your nutribullet (the large cup) fill the rest with water or all almond milk and blend
- Top with cacao nibs and bee pollen
- Drink, feel energised…….sooooo yummy!!!!