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Berry Green Smoothie {& review}

17
Nov

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We’re all home! And wow, it feels amazing. After almost two months on the road, to be home feels like a vacation!

I’m finally able to workout regularly again, make my protein pancake breakfasts, eat big salads for lunch, and sleep in my own bed. Seriously, to be able to make your own food again is huge! That’s one of the things I missed the most when I was traveling. You try to make the healthiest choice you can, but still…it’s not like being at home.

Speaking of making meals, I had a great lunch yesterday…a superfood, green smoothie. All thanks to Tropical Traditions! Ever since I got into green smoothies I have always wanted to get some superfood green Powder…so when Tropical Traditions offered to let me review their version, I thought that it was an awesome idea.

I think that if you can get all your nutrition through whole foods you should…but I also believe it’s hard to do that all the time! This Natural Greens supplement is an awesome way to cover all your bases and to sneak in extra greens. And I am loving it!

It’s got spirulina, barley juice powder, alfalfa, and chlorella for greens (all amazing superfoods!). Getting as many greens as you can in your diet only does you good! I’m really trying to amp up the greenery in my diet (especially now that I’m finally home) so this is one of my new tactics. I don’t just have a green smoothie…I add this magical powder. And really, I think most of us eat enough spinach and romaine, but I think variety is a very good idea when it comes to greens. Each variety has something nutritionally special about it!

But what I think is so awesome about this product is that it’s not just about the greens!  It’s LOADED with other great stuff including probiotics (dairy-free), a fiber blend, a flax blend, enzymes, omega-3s, antioxidants (derived from grapes, aloe vera, blueberry leaves, green tea, turmeric, kelp, pomegranate, ect), and a host of powdered veggies. That all sounds kind of awesome. I don’t know about you, but I could always use a little extra help with getting all those things in my diet!

And for one little scoop it’s like…42 calories! I can handle that! Also, I was really impressed at the amounts of contents in the container. You know how when you buy something expensive at the health food store and you open it up…and it’s like half filled. (drives me crazy!) This thing was filled right to the top. To me, that’s cool, because you know the company is not just trying to get as much money, with as little product as they can. I like supporting companies that have such good ethics, which Tropical Traditions certainly does.

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Anyway…here’s the recipe I had for lunch the other day (with the Natural Greens)

Berry Green Smoothie

  1. ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. ¾ cup organic strawberries
  4. 1 cup organic spinach
  5. 1 scoop Antioxidant Natural Greens (berry flavoured)

You can add more almond milk (here’s my homemade recipe) when you blend this up, but I like super-thick smoothies to eat with a spoon…so that’s how I did it.

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Like our mug from Prince Edward Island? Crazy to think we were just there not too long ago.

Nutritional Info (without superfood): Cals: 171, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 115mg, Carbs: 39g, Fiber: 7g, Sugars: 26g, Protein: 3g

…So my final opinion on the Antioxidant Natural Greens?

One might think with all this antioxidant goodness, it might not taste amazing. But it’s actually pretty good. I’m not going to lie and say it’s like a chocolate shake…it definitely has that healthy taste…but with the addition of some natural sweeteners (like stevia and licorice) there’s nothing bitter about it. But I am a health nut and I really love that healthy taste, so it’s not a downside to me! I enjoyed it and I will finish the container in no time…especially in my quest to eat more greens.

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7 Responses to “Berry Green Smoothie {& review}”

  1. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook

    I really need to get some more greens in my diet too. Trying to start with more fresh veggies – I recently became a fan of raw broccoli (huge step for me) so taking it little by little. If I had a powder that I could add in to my food/drink to help me get more, that’s a big win. Thanks for the interesting info, and welcome home! :)

  2. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    Welcome home! This looks great :)

  3. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    Welcome back! I need to start juicing again… I’ve been getting lazy.

  4. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon, too. Love making raw puddings with green powders and other goodies.

  5. Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

    That’s almost exactly how I make my “green monster.” I was leery of drinking something green, but I have one almost every day.

  6. Isabelle

    I love that you incorporated berries into a green smoothie!

  7. Shabs

    Wowowowo , this is so convenient , wish we could get this stuff in this part of the world .


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