Power-Packed Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

This is a smoothie I eat everyday for breakfast. It is packed with superfoods that fight cancer and it provides long-lasting energy until lunchtime. It is quick to make and you can take it on-the-go!


INGREDIENTS
1 and 1/2 cups filtered water

1 scoop protein powder  (I use NOW Foods Pea Protein Powder. It is important to avoid those with artificial sweeteners

1 handful raw almonds, walnuts, or other nuts.  Activated nuts are better (see below)

1 handful kale, spinach or other “greens”

1 tablespoon raw cacao or cocoa powder

A few dashes of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon (optional)

1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 

1 banana

1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional, if you prefer it a little sweeter)


Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Additional Notes:  You can use any fruit you like in this recipe. If you like your smoothie thicker, use less water. If you like it thinner, use more water.

Activated Nuts:  If you want an even more nutritious nut in your smoothie, buy activated nuts (available at Whole Foods) or make them yourself.  Soak raw nuts in a bowl of filtered water for 12 hours.  Soaking removes phytic acid from the nut.  Phytic acid blocks the absorption of minerals.  Soaking also triggers the nut to begin germination which further increases its nutritional value and it can make them much easier to digest.  After soaking, allow them to dry and place in a container in your refrigerator for up to 7 days.