This Brazilian Power Smoothie packed with protein and powerful antioxidants is the perfect way to start the day!
I am not a health food blogger, but I thought since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least according to the experts, that it would be worthwhile doing a post about this delicious Brazilian Power Smoothie and talk about it health benefits.
For starters, yogurt. Yogurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin 12, potassium and magnesium. The Strawberries are packed with antioxidants also contain many other numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to overall health including folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium. They are also extremely high in Vitamin C.
Kiwi contains antioxidants and is a great post-workout snack as it contains more potassium than a banana and more vitamin C than an orange. It is a good source of fiber and studies have shown that eating two kiwis one hour before bedtime can help you fall sleep more quickly. Bananas contain several essential nutrients, and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. They contain potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese and fiber. Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. It also helps to reduce cough and throat irritation.
Last but not least, Oats. Oats are an excellent source of Manganese and Molybdenum. They are also a very good source of phosphorus, copper, biotin, Vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, zinc and protein. This delicious Brazilian Power Smoothie is packed with all of these ingredients which makes this smoothie a super food, and I couldn’t think of a better way to start the day. Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 5 ripe strawberries
- 1 ripe kiwi peeled
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of oats optional
- 1 cup of ice
- In a blender, combine the yogurt, strawberries, kiwi, banana, orange juice, honey, oats, and ice.
- Blend until smooth. Taste and add more honey or ice, if necessary.