CHRISTMAS SMOOTHIE GUIDE
I recently got an amazing Super Juice booster from our dear Miski Organics Super Box Collection. On this box I found 4 of the most amazing superfoods to fight winter blah’s and to keep our sugar level, weight, and energy levels in check during the holidays.
But first, let’s talk about the benefits of these 4 products before I give you 4 quick smoothie recipes to enrich your morning and days during this busy time of the year.
SACHA INCHI POWDER: Might just be my official smoothie companion on 2020. It has the highest levels of Omega 3’s n the world. Sacha Inchi makes a great way for vegans and vegetarians to load up on fatty acids.
MESQUITE POWDER: Made from the pods of the Mesquite tree which grows in the Northern dessert coast of Peru. Also known as Carob, Mesquite has been used for centuries due to its multiple benefits including its low glycemic index. Mesquite has a sweet caramel nutty flavour that is perfect to add to smoothies or, hot drinks. Great option for an extra sweet delight during cold days.
YELLOW MACA POWDER: Maca root can be found in yellow, red, and black pigments. Each pigment has a special nutritious component. Yellow Maca, for example, is known to alleviate post menopausal effects as it regenerates estrogen deficiencies in the body. At the same time, it stimulates libido and is known to increase energy levels and to help us become more enthusiastic about life.
TARA PROTEIN POWDER: With superior levels of protein and dietary fibre, Tara is one great addition to our winter smoothies. It contains important amino acids the body needs to function properly. This plant is located in the mountain range of Peru reaching a size of between 2 to 5 meters in height. It has been used for centuries in ancient Andean communities.
I’ve created 4 smoothies to help you get a taste of this 4 amazing Peruvian Superfoods.
PA’L MAR PERO NO TANTO ( to the sea but not too far)
1 teaspoon of Miski Organics Sacha Inchi Powder ( it tastes very very fishy but you won’t taste it because i’ll add some magic to your mix)
1 cup of pineapple
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup of coconut water
BLEND, SERVE IN A BOWL, ADD BERRIES AND SEEDS TO DECORATE. There is no right or wrong in your creation. Get your omega doses in an easy and healthy way this winter.
NORTE CORAZON ( North Shore Love)
The mesquite tree is known to grow in the dessert and was known as a “Tree of God” because of its multiple nutritious benefits in spite of growing in the dry conditions of the Northern dessert of Peru… Having family in Piura, Peru… I named this one North Shore LOVE.
1 teaspoon of Miski Organics Mesquite Powder
1 teaspoon of Miski Organics Cacao Powder
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup of water
BLEND, SERVE ON A BOWL AND DECORATE WITH RASPBERRIES, GOJI BERRIES, AND POMEGRANATE! ADD A MINT LEAF TO ADD A FESTIVE FEEL! Be Creative!
LA DIOSA SOY YO (I am a Goddess)
1 teaspoon of Miski Organics Yellow Maca Powder
1/2 cup of papaya
1/2 cup of frozen banana
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup of water
VOILA! MIX and serve, decorate with lush seeds! You already have a lot of fruits so if you want to add some amazing raisins and seeds to plant your Goddess smoothie garden … GO AHEAD!
RE-POWER PA’ LAS FIESTAS (Wintry Super Power)
We need a boost of vegetable protein and fibre for all that extra eating we are doing.. let’s face it.. those champagnes and wine soirees are beginning to take a toll on you… so add some fibre to your morning ritual… Tara is here to save the day!
1 teaspoon of Miski Organics Tara Protein Powder
1 cup of mango
1 teaspoon of linseeds
1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt (optional)
MIX AND SERVE IN A BOWL. Add a touch of honey, pomegranate, seeds, and some more chia! Enjoy this protein + fibre treat!
NOTE: You can keep your fruit frozen, specially the banana for a smooth creamy flavour!
I hope you make time for self-care these holidays. Self-care starts with morning rituals.. with embracing our happiness.. with cherishing our bodies and with loving our diets…. It all comes back to knowing when to keep going and to knowing when to stop.
I want to leave today with an inspirational quote about self-care by Arianna Huffington:
“In the end, if we don’t take care of ourselves, if we don’t stop being burned out ourselves, we will keep burning out the planet. Personal sustainability is connected to planetary sustainability.”
So there, I wish you lots of self-care… AND BIG SELF-LOVE TO PREPARE FOR 2020!