My husband and I just returned from a week's trip to Montana where we explored Glacier National Park followed by more hiking, some archery, and relaxation at a ranch for a few days. It was glorious. After travel, my body always craves tons of crunchy greens and smoothies to get back on track. Although I try and eat as healthy as possible on vacation, I certainly make room for indulgences. To help reset this week, I am starting my mornings with fully loaded smoothies that are packed with antioxidants, immune boosters, and, of course, lots of greens.
Protein and greens are essential smoothie components in my book, and I never like to go overboard on the fruit. I try my best to have a balance of plant-based superfoods, greens, and Vitamin C filled berries. I also like to integrate ginger and turmeric for extra immunity boosters. For sources of clean plant-based protein, fiber, and omega 3's, I lean on Bob's Red Mill chia seeds, hemp seeds, and ground flaxseeds. All three varieties of seeds provide mega nutritional mileage without compromising the flavor of the smoothie. If you are looking for some tasty summer smoothie fuel or simply need some help resetting, then this turmeric blueberry chia smoothie is just for you!
In additional to the smoothie recipe, I am hosting a giveaway so you can fuel your awesomeness this summer with my favorite Bob's Red Mill superfood's. I am giving away one bag each of chia seeds, hemp seeds, and ground flaxseeds. To enter, simply tell me how you plan to keep it clean this summer without sacrificing your fun! The winner will be selected Friday June 9th at 9am EST. Thank you for participating.
turmeric blueberry chia smoothie time
- 1 cup frozen organic blueberries
- 2 cups fresh organic spinach
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup ice
- 2 tablespoons almond or organic peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender. Top with cinnamon and additional seeds, if you wish.