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Quinoa Blueberry Smoothie (313 Cal 15g Protein)

AVDWhy Your body needs this :

Potassium works to lower high blood pressure, increased mental performance and stress relief, helps keep muscles like your heart performing at optimal levels and improves reflexes.

Fiber for blood sugar control, lowering heart disease risk, decreased hunger, improved bowel movements and better overall digestion.

Riboflavin has been shown to help reduce the frequency of attacks in migraine sufferers by improving the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells.

Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese for tissue repair and growth, alleviate migraines, healthy bone and teeth formation.

Antioxidants help prevent damage to cells throughout the body from free radicals, thus helping reduce the risks of cancer and malformed cells.

Provides 15g of Protein and since quinoa is not related to wheat or even a grain, it is gluten free.

 

Ingredients

1/3 cup cooked quinoa @75 cal 3g protein

1 banana @105 cal 1g protein

1/2 cup blueberries @28 cal .4g protein

1 cup coconut water @ 45 cal

1/2 cup water

1/2 of a scoop of Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder 60 cal 10.5g protein

6 ice cubes (This will make it slightly thick and cold)

 

For a perfect smoothie

Blend all ingredients except ice until smooth. The quinoa and blueberries can make your drink a little less smooth if you don’t blend them for a minute or two.

Dip your finger in and make sure you feel a smooth texture.

Add ice and blend for 30 seconds or so. Result should be a medium thick smoothie. Over icing it will result in a kinda snow cone type consistency. Avoid that if possible.

Enjoy!