Tropical Green Power Smoothie

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Tropical Green Power Smoothie

Disclaimer: this post was developed in sponsored partnership with Prairie Soul Smoothie Co. All opinions are my own and genuine.

Developed and Written by Brooke Bulloch, RD

 

As a mom and business owner with an on-the-go lifestyle, I have come to realize that I can’t run on empty so sleep, self care, and nutrition have become a real priority. In order to perform my best at home, at the office, or at the gym I need to prioritize balanced meals and snacks. And I often need something that I can run out the door with.

An easy way to get a lot of nutrition into an on-the-go “meal” is with a smoothie. But if this smoothie is going to keep me going it must contain the components of a balanced meal, maintain my energy, combat hunger, and taste satisfying – yeah, a lot to ask! This means:

  • Carbohydrates – from fruit, oats, and/or natural sugars
  • Protein – from yogurt, soy milk, hemp hearts, and/or cows milk
  • Fibre – from fruit, vegetables, and seeds
  • Fat – from seeds, nut butters, and/or avocado
  • Antioxidants and other micronutrients - from fruit and greens

I also hear from clients that they struggle to consume greens regularly. I struggle too! I was so excited to discover local Saskatchewan producer, Prairie Soul Smoothie Co. and their Peashoots Smoothie Booster Cubes - adding greens to a smoothie or shake couldn’t get any easier. Peashoots are considered a leafy microgreen that contain vitamins A, C, K and fibre, which means they support our bones, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and immune function.

Putting it all together, I’ve created this amazing Tropical Power Smoothie for your on-the-go life:

(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 kiwi fruit (skin peeled)
5 cubes Praire Soul Peashoots Smoothie Booster Cubes
½ banana (frozen or fresh)
¼ avocado (frozen or fresh)
1 tbsp hemp hearts
½ cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup soy milk, cows milk or lactose free milk

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you have a smooth consistency.
Pour into a travel cup and enjoy!

 

This smoothie is FODMAP friendly, gluten free, and can be adapted for vegan preferences. You can find the Peashoots Smoothie Booster Cubes at the following locations:

  • Sobeys Varsity Commons (8th street and Cumberland), Saskatoon, SK
  • Sobeys Stonebridge, Saskatoon
  • Sobeys, Humboldt
  • Safeway University Heights, Saskatoon
  • Safeway Lawson Heights, Saskatoon

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