I’ve always struggled with the term ‘superfood’, as too often it’s associated with obscure and expensive products. Recently I went back to basics to create a recovery smoothie, packed full of nutrition, which tastes good too. It’s perfect for times of convalescence (all those extra nutrients, protein and fluid in an easy to drink package), intensive sport training or the occasional meal replacement. For those who are battling/recovering from gut problems or undergoing chemo or other harsh therapies, this smoothie is just the medicine you need but just be sure to avoid cows milk.
Superfood smoothie (without the hype)
2/3 glass soy (rice, coconut or favourite non-dairy) milk
1 heaped tablespoon fresh or frozen dark berries (such as blueberries, blackberries or strawberries)
1 dessertspoon almond paste (or other nut paste)
1 serve probiotic powder (or the contents of 1 capsule Probiotica)
2,000 IU liquid Vitamin D
5 mls omega 3 oil
Combine ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. If using probiotics make sure you drink soon after making – otherwise it may start fermenting. If you want to vary the flavour or adjust the sweeteness, try adding a teaspoon or two of pomegranate molasses.
This recipe is gluten-free and can be dairy-free/vegan (depending on choice of optional extras).