What says summer more than deliciously sweet and juicy berries? Not much if you ask me! Summer is the most glorious time of year to enjoy these wonderful little bursts of flavor and nutrients. And who doesn’t love a little kitchen magick in the morning?
Smoothies are a super easy way to get in a quick breakfast full of nutrients. I have definitely been on a smoothie kick lately. They are the perfect breakfast to have in these warmer months.
And this smoothie packs a real nutritional and magickal punch. You’ll be able to start your day well fueled, with purpose, and confidence. So, let’s dig in!
Blueberry Smoothie: The Health Benefits
These ingredients are super simple and jam packed with nutrition.
Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
One of the highest anti-oxidant containing foods
Vitamin C & K
Manganese & Potassium
Great source of Fibre
Benefits cardiovascular system
Almond Butter (all natural and no added oils)
Ceylon Cinnamon (known as ‘true cinnamon’ and packs the most health benefits)
Another amazing source of anti-oxidants
Lowers blood sugar
Has anti-bacterial & anti-fungal properties
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Keeps you satiated
Vitamins A, C, & K
Oat Milk (or your favourite non-dairy milk)
While not the same as eating a bowl of oatmeal it still contains some good stuff!
Little bit of protein
Some brands will fortify with extra vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, and B’s. It is best though to get a brand with the fewest ingredients. My favourites are ISOLA BIO and ELMHURST. They both contain only oats, water, and sea salt.
Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
Since I am vegan, I like to get this extra protein. boost into my day.
I use Genuine Health Organic Fermented Vanilla Protein Powder. It’s delicious and with no funky additives.
Be wary with protein powders as a lot of them have ingredient lists as long as your arm. Be sure to buy high quality if you are going to use one.
Another alternative I like to use is pure Pumpkin Seed Powder. It comes only unflavoured and is honestly pretty tasteless lol.
I don’t use any additional sweetener. However, you can add a medjool date or maple syrup if you’d like it on the sweeter side.
People have varied tastes when it comes to smoothies in regards to how thick they like them. This recipe is exactly how I make mine. Feel free to add more, or less, liquid/ice to get your desired thickness.
Different protein powders WILL change the taste. The Vanilla Genuine Health one that I use is the absolute best tasting I have found, EVER. And by a lot. You can also omit the protein powder entirely. Maybe add a little vanilla extract or kefir to the mix if you omit the powder.
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Adding Magick to Your Morning
Food is magick. So let’s harness that and get our day started off with intention, mindfulness, and positivity.
And it just so happens, our smoothie ingredients today have some amazing magickal properties attached to them.
Intention setting while we are preparing our meals is a stellar way to inject some magick into our normal daily routines. I mean we all gotta eat, so why not make it magickal. Kitchen witchery at it’s finest!
Blueberry Smoothie: Main Magickal Properties
Blueberries – promote feelings of peace and calm, wards of psychic attacks, protection. They are also a traditional Lammas/Lughnasadh food.
Almond – beauty, goddess energy, prosperity, healing
Cinnamon – success, strength, luck, love, enhanced psychic awareness
Spinach – strength, can strengthen your mind, body, and manifestations
While preparing your smoothie, focus on what you want your day to look like. How do you want to feel? What would you like to accomplish? Do you want to feel confident, need a little extra inner strength, or maybe you are feeling anxious and need to calm yourself.
You are taking magickal elements into your body, take advantage of what they can offer you and how they can help to manifest your goals.
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The Recipe! (I know finally, lol)
Makes 1 serving – Total time: 10 minutes
1 cup oat milk
½ cup water
½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Full scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp almond butter
½ cup blueberries
1 cup (or handful) of spinach
2 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Blend for about 60 seconds.
Et voila! A healthy and energy charged breakfast in about 10 minutes.
Calories: 387 | Fat: 15.75g | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30.8g | Fibre: 10.2g