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Kickstart Smoothie – O2B Healthy in 2016!

If you’re planning on starting 2016 with a healthy lifestyle change, why not consider beginning your New Year’s regime with a nutrient dense powerhouse smoothie.

This recipe contains the most amazing functional foods in the O2B Healthy range that will fuel your mind and body, providing you with the ingredients and mental energy to stay committed to a healthy new you this New Year.

We specifically have chosen these ingredients to provide all the essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids to rejuvenate every cell in your body. Just an awesome way to Kickstart your day.

Makes 1 Large Glass

Peel the banana and simply place everything together in the blender! Then blend for a minute or so until smooth. If you like your smoothie less thick just add more almond milk or coconut water. Then sip, love, sit back and feel every cell in your body love you back.

What makes this recipe so great

O2B Nutribase powder is a functional food powerhouse that is a great way to introduce extra fibre, protein and omegas 3 and 6 to smoothies.  Containing millet and barley, whey protein, flax seed fibre, slippery elm powder, magnesium and chromium, this powder can aid in detoxification processes, help to calm the central nervous system, assist with complete digestion and control sugar cravings.

O2B Blackcurrant powder grows in Sunny Nelson.  It is a precious source in Vitamin C and other potent antioxidants known as Anthocyanins that support blood circulation, protect eye health, brain function and muscle relaxation.  This is the perfect addition to a healthy New Year’s resolution to get fit as Blackcurrant Powder naturally helps to break down lactic acid which builds up after physical exertion.

O2B Spirulina powder is a gift from the algae gods.  This nutrient packed functional food that can set you up each day with vim and vigor. Packed with essential amino acids needed for fueling the mind and body, each spoonful of O2B Spirulina powder gives you four grams of complete protein. As well as all that amazing protein each tsp of spirulina gives an incredible dose of B vitamins, beta-carotene, Vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. With this bevy of nutrients, having a daily smoothie with spirulina can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and boost the immune system. Regarded as a gentle way to cleanse the liver, it will help you recover from any overindulging done during the festive season

O2B Cinnamon has a long history as being both spice and medicine.  The warming smell of this mega food is what delivers its powerful effects on health and wellbeing. O2B Organic Cinnamon is crammed with antioxidants that boost the immune system and prevent free radical damage.  But above all cinnamon’s key health benefits are its soothing anti-inflammatory abilities, which helps repair tissue damage, reduce pain, aid digestion and boost circulation.

O2B Maple syrup has various antioxidant properties that are essential for making a healthy lifestyle change.  Organic, naturally sweet and with lower in calories than refined sugar, maple syrup offers a host of essential minerals such as potassium, iron, manganese and zinc that protect and prevent against various cardiovascular disorders and fertility issues for those of us with a sweet tooth.

Chia Seeds contain mega levels of omega fatty acids that increase healthy brain function and also have been proven to protect the heart by lowering high cholesterol levels. A great source complete protein, fiber, and packed with essential minerals like iron, calcium and antioxidants. Use up to three tablespoons of chia seeds in your smoothie for a thick consistency and a mildly sweet flavor.

Almond Milk contains good levels of B vitamins which help to boost metabolism/fat burning, with fantastic levels omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help to lower to cholesterol and blood pressure and offers protection against cardiovascular and neurological issues. It’s a concentrated with source of fiber, each serving can contain between 1 to 4 grams of dietary fiber.  Almond milk also provides essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, copper and manganese and Vitamin E which helps improve skin health.

Coconut Water is naturally refreshing, has a sweet, nutty taste that contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. It’s a great choice for a Kickstart Smoothie for those of you who a doing extra gym work or training as it has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than sports drinks.

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