Sometimes (usually on Sundays) I like to get fancy with my breakfasts.
A couple layers of chia pudding, superfood smoothie, some coconut yogurt… you know, the usual. 😉
My friends joke that with these layered chia cups and the endless smoothie bowls on my instagram page, that I should open a smoothie shack.
I mean, I’m not saying that isn’t a possibility… in the distant future maybe, where I’m retired, growing my own coconut trees, and living in Hawaii? Not a bad idea!
For now, I think I’ll stick with living in Canada and making these simple superfood smoothie stacks for two!
And all the better, given that the superfoods in these smoothie stacks come from Canada, too! Botanica Health Perfect Greens, aka my smoothie’s new best friend. Certified organic, non-GMO, and packed with nutrients that help alkalize our bodies.
For a long time I’ve been weary of using any supplement powders, especially protein
I question the source of the ingredients and how they stack up on the heavy metals tests if not organic.
Lately I’ve been staying away from protein powders all together. I don’t believe every smoothie requires a protein powder, especially if you’re already using natural sources like a handful of almonds, pumpkin seeds, or a tablespoon or two of peanut butter.
When it comes to superfood powders, like chlorella, spirulina, maca, etc. Two things to look for are the certified organic symbol and non-GMO.
In my opinion, if you’re going to be spending money on superfoods (which, let’s face it, are not $1.99/lb), you may as well ensure the ingredients are obtained from organic sources. You can also look at consuming these herbal powders by putting them into size 3 capsules from home, making sure you get your recommended daily allowance.
For these layered smoothie stacks, I’m using the Botanica Health Perfect Greens – Berry Flavour. It’s great for folks who aren’t a fan of that traditional “green” flavour. And the best part; the sweetness comes from natural sources, no added sweeteners. Not even Stevia!
Here are the ingredients to the Botanica Health Perfect Greens – Berry Flavour, for all my fellow interested health-nuts.
- Organic Barley Grass, Organic Oat Grass, Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Spirulina, Organic Parsley, Organic Acerola Cherry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Apple Fibre, Organic Acai, Organic Green Tea Leaf, Organic Apple, Organic Rosemary Leaf
Make these Simple Superfood Smoothie Stacks at home!
When I say simple here, I actually mean it. Because how annoying is it to find a recipe that says simple, but sources ingredients from the norwegian mountains. LOL! Right?!
These superfood smoothie stacks require just a few ingredients. Here’s the breakdown:
Chia Pudding Layer:
- 1 ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk,
- ¼ cup chia seeds.
See here for my favourite Chia Pudding Recipe to achieve the perfect texture!
Superfood Smoothie Layer:
- 1 banana,
- 1 pear,
- 2 scoops Botanica Health Perfect Greens – Berry,
- 1 generous tbsp peanut butter,
- 1 cup water or almond milk.
Coconut Yogurt Layer:
- Organic coconut yogurt (I sometimes sweeten with vanilla extract).
- Raw almonds,
- Coconut flakes,
- Frozen berries.
Not pictured here, but a great addition for toppings that adds a crunchy texture, is freshly made granola. I usually add another quarter cup as a top layer and mix it all around for a crunchier texture!
Let me know if you make these simple superfood smoothie cups and how you like them! And if you post on social, be sure to tag me @inspiredbynick or use my #InspiredByNick hashtag so I can see!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick
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Thanks to Botanica for sponsoring this post!