Glow Smoothie Bowl / by Shelby Stewart

Why you should drink this:

This is smoothie is perfect for any time of day! It tastes amazing, will make your skin glow and ensures a speedy recovery after each of your workouts.

L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid your body needs in large amounts. It promotes digestive and brain health, muscle growth and athletic performance. You will find L-Glutamine in the supplements section at most health food stores.

Collagen is the glue that holds our body together and literally keeps us from falling apart! Incorporating collagen in your diet helps with tissue repair, revitalizes skin, reduces aging, strengths bones, hair, and nails and promotes deep sleep. You can find TruMarine Collagen in store at Cru.

Chia seeds are small extremely nutrient dense seeds. Though they have become pretty mainstream these days their benefits should not be forgotten! The seeds are extremely high in antioxidants, as well as, fiber, protein and omega 3’s. They truly are a worthwhile addition to any smoothie.

Avocado is definitely a popular fruit these days that can be incorporated in both salty and sweet dishes. Putting it in your smoothie not only makes it super creamy it also gives you a great healthy fat boost primarily in the form of oleic acid which is high in anti-inflammatory properties.

Wheatgrass is a perfect detoxifying agent; consuming it helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants. It contains enzymes which help protect us from carcinogens and cleanses the body of heavy metals and other toxins which are stored within its tissues. You will find the shots in the frozen section at any health food store.

What you need (serves one) :

1 cup strawberries
1  banana frozen, chopped
½ large avocado
½ cup ice
3 tbsp chia
1-2 tbsp collagen

1-2 scoop L-Glutamine powder
Stevia, honey or maple syrup to taste
1 cup almond milk (DIY here
1 tsp vanilla
2 frozen wheatgrass shots

What to do:

  1. Combine chia seeds and ½ cup of almond milk in a small container and allow chia seeds to absorb liquid and become gelatinous. This takes about 10 min, but you can also do this overnight so it’s ready first thing in the morning!

  2. Put all ingredients into your magic bullet or vitamix and blend until a  pudding like consistency is achieved.

  3. Pour into a bowl and top with nuts, chia, fresh fruit, bee pollen, coconut or whatever your heart desires!

Recipe & Photos by Jamie Owen