Our Wild Lingonberry Cacao Protein Smoothie will be everything you will need to get your day! Start it off with the most nutritious protein-packed smoothie!
Recently, we have tried looking into wild berries like lingonberry and blueberries and how their nutrients are digested in our bodies. Some of the key things when looking into this is how can it digest body and how can we prepare them to be eaten? Consuming most foods in it’s rawest form will help provide your body with the full nutrient absorption it needs. As for cooking, these foods may lead to nutrition loss. So, we created the wild lingonberry cacao protein smoothie with the best combination of fruits, leafy greens, and nutritious powder for added benefits.
Let’s learn about each ingredient and how they can help us.
What is Lingonberry?
Lingonberries are small red berries that are similar to cranberries but not as tart. They are not as well-known berries compare to strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. But just like many fruits, lingonberry is high in antioxidants, promotes healthy gut bacteria, controls blood sugar levels, and supporting heart health.
Fruits, Leafy Greens & Seeds
Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, flax seeds, chia seeds, and greens (spinach/kale) all share similar health benefits such as high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that we need in our daily intake to nourish our body. All beneficial for controlling blood sugar, aiding in improving digestion, and heart health.
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Maca, Cacao & Collagen Powder
Maca powder found in Peru is best known for enhancing fertility and sex drive as well as improving your mood by giving you energy.
Collagen’s most important function is to improve skin and strengthen bone health. It has become easier for many to consume in recent years as it typically found in the connective tissues of animals made into soups. But, now available in powder.
Cacao is bitter in taste with a subtle sweetness that chocolate is produced from. Cacao lowers blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, reduces the risk of diabetes, and heart disease. Not to forget that it also improve brain functions.
Natural Sweetener – Dates
Dates are naturally sweet that gives your body the fiber and brainpower it needs. It is also high in antioxidants, helps with bone health, and controls blood sugar. Delicious as a snack, substitution for sugar in baking and smoothies.
Raw Almond Butter
Raw Almond is a great option for replacing peanut butter as it is almost similar in taste and texture. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 that aids in heart disease prevention, bone health, and controlling blood sugar. Almond butter has more vitamin E than any other nut butter and shares the same nutrient whole or as butter. Very easy and versatile if you want to use almond milk and almond butter.
Coconuts can come in many forms from coconut water, milk, sugar, and oil. Coconut milk specifically helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduces fat, and builds muscles, as well as improving digestion. It is also a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant and have an allergy to tree nuts.
How To Make Aji Verde (Green Sauce)
Servings: 2-Cups 16 oz. | Course: Breakfast, Smoothie | Cuisine: American
- 2 Whole Bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 4 Whole Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Tbsp Wild Lingonberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 Scoop Collagen Powder
- ½ Cup Coconut Milk (or your choice of dairy)
- ½ Cup Leafy Greens (Spinach or your choice)
- 1 ½ Whole Dates (pitted)
- 1 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter (or your choice of nut butter)
- 1 Tbsp Maca Powder
- 3 Tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 Tsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tsp Flax Seeds
- 1 Handful Mixed Nuts
- 1/4 Cup Ice
- 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee (optional)
Prep: 10 minutes
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Add all wet ingredients into the blender and your choice of dairy
- Add in frozen ingredients and powders.
- Blend for 1 – 2 minutes until smooth. Pour it into your cup with a glass straw and enjoy!
OPTIONAL: Add fresh fruit and a teaspoon of honey on top to help with any sweet tooth cravings!