The Nordic Smoothie is a great example of a meal in a glass that provides a complete mix of nutrients, and supports multiple body systems.
SERVES: 4 READY IN: 2-3 MINS
- 200g frozen berries
- 100g frozen spinach
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana
- 4 scoops of wild strawberry (or your preferred flavour) clean lean protein
- 2 scoops of good green stuff
- 4 tablespoons of flax seed oil (or if you prefer fish oil)
- 2 scoops of nucleotides
- 2 scoops of broccolox
- 6 drops of bio-d-mulsion forte
- 2-4 sachets of green tea
- 4 scoops of marine collagen
- 1 teaspoon of ther-biotic complete powder
- Water or almond/coconut milk – amount depends on size of container and preferred consistency
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a glass or a bowl with sprinkles of nuts, berries or oats.
The Nordic Smoothie contains 9 different supplements ranging from sort of food, well supplemental food, in the form of protein, collagen and flax seed or fish oil (depending on your animal to vegetarian preferences and pocket as the flax is a third of the cost) to probiotics and vitamin D.
It also includes supplements to help with balancing your hormones, supporting detoxification, immune system strengthening, digestive system support, energy boosting and the obligatory vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you would expect in a meal replacement.
Then you can get super exciting and support the taste, add extra nutrition and calories by throwing in veg, fruit or different nut milks of your choice. A raw egg can go in and if you don’t have an intolerance to dairy cows milk can be used. There are plenty parts of the world where dairy is a staple and people thrive on it, I know its one of those all to easy to bash as a must avoid food. I’m not a fan of social media led nutrition wisdom alongside Pub Med the nutritional science put forward by the likes of Emanuel Revici or Pottenger and his cats and even Weston A. Price help guide my dietary choices and those of my clients instead.
It’s not the cheapest at roughly £6 per meal if using once per day. However, that’s researched products, at therapeutic doses and hypoallergenic ingredients, with products made in a way that increases bioavailability or better supports the body through higher levels of absorption and more readily used once in the body. It depends if you eat breakfast as £6 will seem a lot if not through a specific, planned, rationale dietary strategy you avoid breakfast.
If your Starbucks visit is a Venti Soy Latte and five grain oatmeal for the more conventional health conscious or all day breakfast roll for those looking for more of a meaty filled up feeling, you are spending at least that anyway.
Give the Nordic Smoothie a go, you never know you might find some mornings pass by with less stress and you never know you might even feel better.
If you want to learn what a proper meal replacement smoothie should contain and what it does for you another article I wrote covers the role of supplements in more detail. http://stephenduncan.co/which-supplements-do-we-need/
For those new to the world of supplementing their diet and wanting to get their head round how they can fast track their progress then this article might also help http://stephenduncan.co/why-we-need-supplements/