Superbowl Green Smoothie Recipe

Superbowl parties are almost as much about the food as they are the big game. As an advocate for healthy living, I put a fresh spin on Superbowl cuisine with my Superbowl Green Smoothie Recipe. For me, this Superbowl Smoothie is all about the power of superfoods.

I’m not sure when the term “superfoods” became a nutritional buzz word.  By definition, superfoods are, “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” However, there is no legal or medical guideline to determine which foods are really super. Many vegetables (and spices!) are considered superfoods. Sometimes, I think some foods earn superfood status based on the talent of their publicist. Some vegetables are known to have more nutrients than other vegetables.  Take Iceberg lettuce for instance:  It is high in water content and fiber, but doesn’t deliver the same nutritional benefit as dark leafy greens (like kale or spinach.)

Superfoods for the Superbowl!

Popularly accepted superfoods include: açai (the South American purple berry), salmon, cacao, seaweed, and Spirulina. If those are foreign to you, start with more common vegetables that also are shortlisted as superfoods such as spinach, kale, chia, pomegranate. I’ll be honest: spirulina gets a bad reputation for its taste. All you need to do is let your palette become accustomed to a raw green diet for awhile. Once I cut added sugars from my diet, many raw green smoothie recipes that I once thought were bitter became delicious.

Ready to delve into a super raw green smoothie? Then make this Superbowl Green Smoothie Recipe that features superfoods for a monthly detox, energy boost, cleanse or immune boost. This Superbowl Smoothie Featuring All-Star Raw Green Ingredients makes the most of superfoods, while being tasty at the same time! Tip: ice cold ingredients make a much tastier raw green smoothie!

Superbowl Smoothie Featuring All-Star Raw Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Cup acai berries
  • 1-2 Handfuls of spinach
  • 1-2 Handfuls of kale
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 Cup raw almond milk

Method:

  1. Chop banana and pre-freeze for a thicker consistency.
  2. Prefreeze acai berries.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Pulse for thirty seconds. Add additional raw almond milk to taste (and to achieve desired consistency.)

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