Vata’s Superfood Smoothie
If you don’t know already, I LOVE my green smoothies! Ever since I started drinking them warm/hot (HOT Green smoothie), I can have them during the winter with GREAT results. I was craving something yesterday during the afternoon and was being aware of what my body was wanting. I was craving GREENS! I needed something that was going to feed my body, cells, tissues with amazing nutrition, filling for my tummy and tasted fantastic. I had a new ayurveda superfood smoothie recipe and knew it was time to try it out. I adapted this lovely VATA smoothie recipe from Cate Stillman at Yogahealer.
Scott was out in his workshop (putting the final touches on the small kitchen island he made for me, so that I can face everyone for my upcoming cooking class. Plus it might be the new layout for the videos from now on – MORE kitchen centered with better lighting – Yay!).
Can I just say that SCOTT IS THE BEST! If we want or need something and he can make it, he will. He is so creative and brilliant at coming up with a design and putting it all together AND it looks great!
OK, back to story here. I was feeling depleted and knew that I needed something quick so that my body could utilize the nutrients immediately and digest easily. Enter the VATA Superfood Smoothie! I made one for myself and it was fantastic. I loved the color, but I also loved the thicker texture and taste. Scott stepped inside the house to ask me a question about the time I finished scraping the last residue out of the glass. I offered to make him one – rarely does he turn down a smoothie or ANYTHING that I offer for him to taste – he said “YES, Please!” A few minutes later, he’s drinking his smoothie and making YUM, HHHMMM, THIS IS GOOD noises. We have a winner!
Vata’s Superfood smoothie
SERVES 1 person
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 banana or 1 cup mango – I used a banana
- 1 TB. Maca powder
- 1 TB. chia seeds
- 1 heaping TB. goji berries
- 1/2 tsp. Spirulina
- 3 dates
- 1 cup or more leafy greens ( I used organic spinach)
- 1 + tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp. wheatgrass powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. Reishi powder or 1 opened capsule Spirit Reishi
- 1 tsp. Ashwaganda powder
- a few drops of stevia – if desired for more sweetness
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender - I use a Vitamix – and blend till smooth and warm. If you want to try some other fruits for VATA, check out the post I shared with you on Ayurvedic Dietary Guidelines.
This smoothie was so filling and nourishing. I felt so much better and I had plenty of energy after drinking it. I felt like Popeye after “eating me spinach”. I drank it around 2:30 in the afternoon and wasn’t hungry till dinner. THAT says something for me. When Scott came in for dinner, I asked him how the smoothie worked for him – sustaining wise. He said that he was surprised at how filling it was and he wasn’t hungry for hours also. It is a meal replacement all by itself. I will definitely be making this smoothie quite often. I can see kale being a great green in this smoothie. See, I’m already fantasizing about having it again with optional variations. Yes, I am a nutrition foodie geek and PROUD OF IT!
Hope you give it a try and enjoy it as much as Scott and I did!
I will post Pitta and Kapha Superfood smoothie recipes later in the week.
May the GREENS be with You! and Be Inspired! Kibby