Getting to know: Natattacks’ smoothies


Natattack stands for: Natalie Attacks A Balanced Life. I met Natalie when we were in New Zealand. She took me to one of her Bikram Yoga classes (intense and great experience) and that was how we started talking about food and what we like to eat. Recently, I found out about Natalie’s blog:

http://natattacks.wordpress.com

The blog treats her ideas and tips about what we can do to eat healthy, info about which foods our body needs and doesn’t need, her favorite recipes and her sports program. Let me put it this way: Natalie is a tough nut, she does 30 day Bikram Yoga marathons and runs a lot, I find that very impressive! Iron discipline :)

I am not a big pro with smoothies and shakes yet. I bought myself one of those nice Osterizer blenders with numerous programs and an ice crushing function but so far I haven’t experimented too much beyond a standard banana milk shake. Let’s start with one of Nat’s recipes first I thought. Here we go:

Green Smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Frozen or fresh Banana Chunks (1 banana)

2 handfuls of fresh Spinach

½-1 cup of Soy Milk

1 tsp. Chia Seeds

2-3 scoops Vanilla Protein Power

1 scoop of AmazinGrass Super Food Powder

1 tsp. Vanilla Essence/Coconut Essence

2 or 3 Ice Cubes

Pinch of Xanthan Gum (for thickening)

Additional Add ins: Frozen Berries, Peanut Butter (SO GOOD), Pureed Pumpkin, Frozen Avocado, Strawberries, Oranges, Kiwi fruit, Kale or any other fruit or vegetable you are keen on.

Preparation:

  1. First I put 1 or 2 ice cubes at the bottom of the blender.
  2. Add the spinach
  3. Then I add the banana chunks on top of the spinach to weigh it down
  4. I put in the protein powder, amazing grass powder, xanthan gum, and essence of choice.
  5. If I am feeling adventurous or want to mix up the flavor I add in my favourite additions usually frozen berries or peanut butter.
  6. Blend and Enjoy
The end result is a very thick smoothie and usually makes about 2.5 cups. You can’t taste the spinach in the smoothie at all! Adding your daily greens adds many nutrients including Vitamin A, Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium and dietary fiber.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Natalie says:

    Great Article. Did you enjoy the smoothie? I am about to make one for breakfast :)

  2. amazing such a great receipe

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