All right… I’ve been making smoothies like mad and haven’t been posting them to the blog! Guilty! This is what life-as-homeschool-mom brings. But these babies are so good I can’t let it go without sharing. Stay tuned… more to come. I struggle with pea protein so I have two options. My husband loves the Q Sciences EQ Protein for shakes at home (vanilla) and the chocolate one for on the go. They come in little packets to throw in a lunch bag or purse which is helpful. They are full of vitamins and digestive enzymes and are only 175 calories so can help to fill nutritional gaps… which the hubs needs now that he is out and about working with his hands these days. I feel so blessed that with all the hardship Covid has brought and the collapse of companies, including his, he has his skillful hands to fall back on. He does beautiful work! I’ll try to get photos to share soon.
I like to use Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Bone Broth Protein or keto collagen in a pinch… but I find the texture is best with the bone broth version. You can pick up Dr. Axe’s Ancient Nutrition products in my Wellevate Supplement Dispensary. This is my autoimmune friendly go to… so if you struggle with inflammation from legumes and veggies… this is the safe pick. I love making up an afternoon smoothie as it’s light, has the calories and nutrition I need and I can still de-stress with a run or workout after homeschooling without an overly full belly. You can also get the MCT oil in my Wellevate Store, and many things are cheaper there than amazon, ship free over $49 and you have the added bonus of supporting a homeschooling mom.
For the lemon kick I use dōTERRA Lemon Essential Oil drops. dōTERRA ingestible oils are marked with a nutritional label. They undergo stringent lab testing that unfortunately many essential oils do not… so be careful… don’t put adulterated or chemically altered oils in your body unknowingly! The lemon tastes lovely… and I’ve used the wild orange, lime, and peppermint for other smoothies. You can get those smoothie friendly culinary oils here.
Now for the recipe! Let me know what you think!
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup frozen organic wild blueberries
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Bone Broth Protein or 1 pack EQ vanilla Pea Protein*
- 1 tsp blue spirulina or butterfly pea powder 🦋
- 2 tbsp coconut kefir yogurt
- 1 tbsp mct oil optional - for keto if you need the extra fat
- Blend in a high powered blender until smooth and serve!