Super Kids Vibrance Fudgy Banana Pops
These pops are so easy to make, even your kids can make them! They're super duper tasty too, without the added sugar like most fudge pops have. Have your kids give them a try today!
This smoothie contains ALL the macronutrients your body needs for a successful VIBRANT day; protein (from Pro-Matcha); Carbs (from blueberries and banana); and fat (from coconut oil).
1 serving GV
1 serving ProMatcha vanilla
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. Organic Coconut oil
*Optional: Add a tad bit of stevia if you want it sweeter
1/2 cup ice
1. Blend in a high speed blender until smooth
Spring is around the corner and it’s time to start cleansing! “Spring cleansing means detoxifying your body,” says Dr. Linda Page, naturopathic doctor and author of the book, Detoxification. The human body releases toxins during the detoxification process also abbreviated as detox. "Anybody can benefit from a cleansing. The body is coming out of what might be called hibernation,” says Dr. Page. During the winter months our bodies can be subject to stress such as weight gain from moving around less, eating unhealthy treats during holidays, and seeping more. Viruses like the cold or flu and the antibiotics that help fight them can also add toxins. Plus, not breathing as much fresh air because we’re inside more often also adds to a much needed cleansing period. Dr. Page suggests, “It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew.”
After reading Dr. Page’s work, I created an easy and delicious smoothie bowl that will aid my body in cleansing the unwanted winter buildup. Liver health is crucial for allowing the human body to cleanse itself naturally. So, I started with coconut milk because it’s anti-inflammatory. Dairy, on the other hand, causes inflammation and would not aid in detoxification. Next, I chose blueberries because of the high concentration of antioxidants that help the liver detoxify. Lemon is also a vital asset in aiding the liver and gallbladder by reducing harmful bacteria. “Additionally, lemon helps the liver produce the necessary enzymes to maintain an alkaline condition in the body,” says Dr. Edward Group.
Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance is also an essential ingredient for cleansing and maintaining our internal digestive system. Green Vibrance is a dynamic formula that has 25 billion probiotics and concentrated nutrition. I decided to not add a green vegetable to this smoothie because Green Vibrance already has that covered with 4 servings of fruits and vegetables. Plus, Green Vibrance supports the liver with beets, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, parsley, spinach, and so many more organic whole food ingredients. Green Vibrance already has spirulina, flax seed, and goji berry but, for the sake of this being a super cleansing smoothie I added more of those ingredients to make this smoothie bowl unmatched.
Spirulina is an amazing blue-green algae, that’s why it’s in Green Vibrance. Spirulina contains chlorophyll which is used for detoxification. It helps remove toxins, pollutants, and heavy metals from the blood. Flax seeds are golden and are best absorbed when they are ground or milled. Like chia seeds, flax seeds have soluble fiber and get the digestive tract cleansed. Last, but not least, my favorite little berry, goji. I love goji berries because they are the highest known source of antioxidants. They support the liver and kidneys which are essential for detox. Goji berries are so strong they’re technically classified as a medicinal herb and if you are taking medication for diabetes, blood pressure, or any blood thinning medication you should always check with your doctor before consuming goji berries. Goji berries make a great topping for smoothie bowls.
All the ingredients in this smoothie are optional and please always use your own discretion on what to eat. The best part about making your own food is you’re the chef and you have complete control. Always keep in mind, “A spring cleanse is actually a very light diet. It focuses on digestion, elimination of accumulated wastes, and improving body functions,” says Dr. Page. This smoothie bowl is a light meal that you can enjoy for a cleanse or a clean meal to give your body a rest from heavier winter food.
Spring Cleansing Smoothie Bowl
1 cup Organic Coconut Milk
2 cups Organic Frozen Blueberries
1/2 Organic Lemon
1 scoop Vibrant Health Green Vibrance Powder
1 tsp Organic Spirulina Powder
1 tbsp Organic Chia Seed
2 tbsp Organic Milled Flax Seed
1 tbsp Organic Goji Berries
Start with squeezing half a lemon into a cup and removing all seeds from cup. Then, add this cup of squeezed lemon juice to blender. Now, add coconut milk and frozen blueberries to blender. Put blender top on and blend on medium speed or speed 7 if using a Vitamix. When the smoothie is blended well, pour into a bowl. TIP* If you would like to use the remaining smoothie left behind after you pour, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk to the blender. Put lid on and blend on medium speed again. Blend until the coconut milk and remaining smoothie are mixed together. Pour the smoothie mixture into the smoothie bowl and mix. Now, mix the 1 scoop of Green Vibrance Powder and the spirulina into smoothie bowl. These powders will mix in easily with a kitchen spoon. Next, add the toppings you choose to use and enjoy your smoothie bowl!
About the Author:
Andrea creates vegan superfood recipes inspired by nature and posted on her blog Superchargedsmoothies.com.
She loves wildlife and spends her leisure time outside hiking and camping. She enjoys being a yogi, growing organic produce, and is passionate about eating and living a healthy lifestyle.
Andrea is in love with Vibrant Health's Green Vibrance. She uses it in her vegan superfood smoothies because it has the daily greens needed for optimum health.
This raw, nutrient dense, and delicious smoothie will have you in awe at how great you can feel! I formulated this smoothie for a healthy mind and body looking for a detox with vital nutrients. This smoothie had me feeling full all morning and into the afternoon, plus I felt strong and energized. I used the superfood power of daikon, kale, chia seeds, and Green Vibrance to achieve this effect.
Have you heard of Daikon? This Japanese superfood radish has been on my radar for many reasons. It's the white vegetable pictured above between the berries and kale. It's a dense vegetable that has a slight spiciness but mostly neutral taste and so many wonderful benefits to your health which makes this smoothie a complete meal.
Daikon is …
1. High in Vitamin C & B-6.
2. Contains many phytochemicals like indoles which are detoxifying agents as well as zea-xanthin, lutein and beta carotene, which are flavonoid antioxidants.
3. Digestive aid that helps the body process proteins, oil, fat, and carbs.
4. Helps the kidneys discharge excess water.
5. Helps dissolve mucus and phlegm to aid the respiratory system.
6. Helps prevent the formation of dangerous chemicals and carcinogens inside the body.
7. Excellent source of calcium.
8. Helps the liver process toxins.
9. Helps eliminate colon waste.
10. Also an excellent source of potassium, iron, copper, sulfur, phosphorus, and fiber.
Wow, so much health in one little white radish! Now, on to the kale, which is more popular in the smoothie world. Kale is packed with potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, K, and C so, its popularity is no surprise. Chia seeds are also up and coming as well. This is because of Chia's high fiber, protein, Omega 3's, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus content.
Green Vibrance is my secret weapon for adding loads of greens without the added bulk that raw veggies have. Green Vibrance supports a healthy digestive tract, supplies micronutrients, improves nutrient absorption, and has so many more amazing benefits that you can read about here.
Lastly, the frozen berries, banana, and non-diary milk add even more fiber, potassium, vitamins C and E.
So, what does this all mean for you? The health benefits of this combo are shifting your bodily functions toward the ideal. When your body can eliminate waste and toxins while absorbing vital nutrients you're providing an environment of health. Your body can heal itself if given proper nutritional support.
“The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself.” -John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation
It's your choice what you consume. Choose wisely and live well.
Detox Berry Superfood Smoothie Ingredients:
1 cup raw daikon radish
1 scoop Green Vibrance
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
1 ripe banana
1 cup raw kale
1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup strawberries for fruit on the bottom and top (optional)
1/2 cup coconut flakes with fruit on the bottom and top (optional)
I used a Vitamix to blend this smoothie but any blender will work.
Vitamix: Place all ingredients into blender and blend well on 6 and 8 for 3 min.
Standard blender: Add non-diary milk, green vibrance, chia seeds, frozen fruit, and banana. Blend well for 2 min. While that is blending cut up the Daikon into slices. Add Daikon and kale to blender. Blend well for 3 min.
I added frozen strawberries and coconut flakes to the bottom of my mason jar. Poured the smoothie over it. Then added more frozen strawberries and coconut flakes on top.
This smoothie tastes great alone, it's all about customizing it to what you like so you enjoy it the most.
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1 cup cashews
1 cup dates, pitted
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tbs. vanilla
1 tbs. honey
2 scoops Green Vibrance powder
1. In a food processor or high speed blender, mix the cashews and dates for about 90 seconds or until well mixed.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
3. Form the dough into little balls and store in the fridge.
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Basil has anti-anxiety properties as its phytochemicals have been said to lower cortisol, a hormone secreted during stress. It can also help rid your body of blemishes, cleanse your liver because of its antibacterial properties, provide a natural source of iron and magnesium, and its anti-inflammatory effects make it a great choice for those with arthritis and joint pain. Combine this with Maximum Vibrance, a Futurefood which delivers a meal’s worth of high protein plus a dose of multi-vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, and probiotics to increase vitality, energy, and achieve optimal health and you have a meal that is far beyond our times. Drinking this smoothie probably won’t mess up the space-time continuum, but we’re willing to risk it. One sip of this and you might even exclaim, “Great Scott!”
1 Packet or 1 scoop of Maximum Vibrance
5-6 small Basil leaves
3-4 large Romaine lettuce leaves
1 tbsp. ground Flax seed
1 tbsp. Chia seed
4 oz of coconut milk
4 oz of water
2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. honey or agave to taste
Handful of Ice
Directions: In an electric blender, combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately.
2 cups hemp hearts
1/4 cup chia powder
1/4 cup ground flax
2 scoops Maximum Vibrance
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1 70% or darker chocolate bar chopped
15 pitted dates
1/4 cup dried Bing cherries
4 tbsp raw honey or agave
2 tbsp raw coconut butter
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup water
Directions: In high power blender or food processor combine hemp hearts, chia, flax, Max Vibrance, shredded coconut, cacao powder (other than 3 tbsp for coating), chopped chocolate bar, dates, cherries until crumbly. Add coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, and water until smooth. Refrigerate in sealed container for up to 4 months & freezer up to 1 year in appropriate container.
A bundle of kale (purple kale is slightly better for chips, but any kind of kale works)
Directions: Preheat oven to 275’F. Cover your baking sheet in aluminum foil (optional). Tear or chop your kale into ‘chip size’ pieces and arrange on pan. Using a spoon, drip the coconut oil onto each leaf (don’t drown your leaves – a little goes a long way). Sprinkle your sea salt (scarcely) and Field of Greens powder onto your leaves. Place in oven for about 5 minutes or until crispy.
2 scoops of MAX Vibrance
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
8 oz of almond
4 oz of non fat Greek Yogurt
Directions: In an electric blender, combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately.