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Carrot Cake Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Carrot Cake Superfood Smoothie Recipe, by My Nutrition Advisor
Targets:
11 Health Goals
Contains:
10+ Superfoods!
Servings: 1
Ingredients
Tbsp Ancient Delight Superfood Mix
Cup
Cup Carrots
Banana
Cup Pecans (raw)
Medjool Dates (pitted)
Tsp Cinnamon Powder
Cup Ice
Optional Ingredients
Scoop Smoothie Protein

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Servings
Ingredients
Tbsp Ancient Delight Superfood Mix
Cup
Cup Carrots
Banana
Cup Pecans (raw)
Medjool Dates (pitted)
Tsp Cinnamon Powder
Cup Ice
Optional Ingredients
Scoop Smoothie Protein
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Nutrition Facts

Based on 1 Serving

Servings Size is based on the recipe after any modifications you made.

 

  Calories % of Calories
Total Calories 211  
Calories from Fat 49 23%
Calories from Total Carbs 106 50%
Calories from Net Carbs Help Icon 78 37%
Calories from Protein 56 27%
    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g 8 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 1 mg 0 %
Sodium 16 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 26.4 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 7 g 28 %
Sugars 14 g
Protein 14 g 25 %
Vitamin A 112 %
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Vitamin C 18 %
Calcium 20 %
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Iron 6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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While there is not set criteria for what is considered a superfood, it is agreed upon that the term should be limited to only the healthiest foods on the planet. Many superfoods originate from ancient civilization from all over the world where using “food as medicine” has been the norm for thousands of years.

WHY ARE SUPERFOODS SO SUPER?

It’s generally not due to the information you find on a nutrition facts panel. Lets look at Cinnamon as an example. Cinnamon is considered a superfood, yet has a mostly empty nutrition panel. So why is it considered a superfood? It’s because Cinnamon contains various antioxidants that have been linked to help things like inflammation, cardiovascular system, and help regulate blood sugar levels. Many times, a superfood is considered super because of their antioxidant properties.

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Antioxidants protect your body against free radicals. They remove them from your body. There are tens of thousands of different types of antioxidants, and they can serve different benefits. You should eat a variety of foods rich in antioxidants since different antioxidants will serve different benefits.

There are various types of antioxidants and they will be referred to throughout our website. We like to simplify the categorization as follows:

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In summary, eating healthy is more than just the information found on the nutrition facts panel. There is more to it than just calories, fat, cholesterol, carbs, protein, etc. We always recommend eating a wide variety of different foods, because they have different antioxidants which serve different benefits to your body.

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Carrot Cake Superfood Smoothie Recipe

How to make a carrot cake superfood smoothie:

Start off with one cup of vanilla almond milk. I prefer the taste of sweetened, but the unsweetened is much healthier.

 

Then you use carrots. The thing about carrots, is that they look like the human eye.  Foods that look like certain organs are typically good for those organs. You can see the iris and the pupil. They’re known for helping eyes. (Walnuts is another example where they are good for the brain).  Carrots are also good for anti-cancer and good for the skin.

 

Pecans are loaded with essential fats and also magnesium – which helps with stroke prevention and is good for the heart.

 

Bananas contain tryptophan, which your body uses to produce serotonin, which is good for your brain.

 

Then we have lemons. Lemons are good at killing microorganisms.

 

We have cinnamon. Cinnamon is really good at helping people regulate blood sugar, appetite suppression and killing microorganisms.

 

Dates are a good cholesterol regulator. Make sure you pull out the pit before you blend.

 

And our last ingredient that we put in here is Ancient Delight Superfood Mix. This is the magic that actually makes this a superfood smoothie. We use two tablespoons and there’s chia seeds, flax seed, reishi mushroom, maca, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon.  Lots of different ingredients in here that really up the nutritional power of this mix and make this a great mix for your immune system and brain function.

 

We go ahead and simply put all these ingredients in the blender, add some ice and blend it on up.

 

Make sure you thoroughly blend this. Sometimes I will run it through a couple smoothie cycles on the blender just to make sure I get it extra creamy.

 

And there you go. This recipe tastes remarkably like carrot cake. I am sure you’ll enjoy it!

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