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Red Velvet Cupcake Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcake Superfood Smoothie Recipe, by My Nutrition Advisor
Targets:
1 Health Goals
Contains:
15+ Superfoods!
Servings
Ingredients
Tbsp Ancient Chocolate Superfood Mix
Tbsp Ancient Berry Superfood Mix
Cup
Cup Raspberries
Cup Cherries
Banana
Cup Cashews (Raw)
Cup Summer Squash
Tbsp Raisins
Tsp Vanilla Extract
Cup Ice
Cup Water
Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
Optional Ingredients
Scoop Smoothie Protein
Tsp Sea Salt

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This recipe targets 1 health goals!

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Servings
Ingredients
Tbsp Ancient Chocolate Superfood Mix
Tbsp Ancient Berry Superfood Mix
Cup
Cup Raspberries
Cup Cherries
Banana
Cup Cashews (Raw)
Cup Summer Squash
Tbsp Raisins
Tsp Vanilla Extract
Cup Ice
Cup Water
Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
Optional Ingredients
Scoop Smoothie Protein
Tsp Sea Salt
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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 256  
Calories from Fat 78 31%
Calories from Total Carbs 136 53%
Calories from Net Carbs Help Icon 105 41%
Calories from Protein 41 16%
    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 3 g 13 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 21 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 34 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 8 g 31 %
Sugars 19 g
Protein 10 g 19 %
Vitamin A 9 %
.
Vitamin C 78 %
Calcium 17 %
.
Iron 15 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Why are Superfoods so Super?

Hint: It’s not because of the information found on a nutrition facts panel

Why are Superfoods so Super?

DEFINITION OF SUPERFOODS

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.

ABOUT ANTIOXIDANTS

Lets start with a definition of free radicals. Free Radicals are are molecules that your body creates that damages your cells – which create diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infections, Alzheimer's, etc. They are produced naturally by your body as a natural part of aging. But they are harmful.

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:

  • Enzymes: Superoxide Dismutase, Glutahione, Catalases
  • Phytochemicals: Catotenoids, Flavonoids, Allyl Sulfides, Polyphenols
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Beta-Carotene, CoQ10

SUMMARY

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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Additional Information for this Recipe

In this recipe – we are keeping the dark chocolate as “chunks” which means you do not blend the dark chocolate right away. Blend all the ingredients except for the dark chocolate first. Then add the chocolate chips and pulse the blender to your desired chunk size. This is a trick we use to really bring out the flavor of the chocolate, without adding too many chips.

 

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