RECIPE: COCONUT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is your new best friend. Its superfood contents jam in the vitamins and nutrients your body craves.

It blasts sugar cravings and will jostle your body back to health. Its power-packed protein will ramp up your metabolism and keep you satisfied!

Sure, it has more ingredients than I like to deal with, especially in the morning, but it’s easier than making eggs and it keeps me full longer!

Recipe makes 2 full servings, so I make one each morning then I’ll pour half in a jar and save it the fridge for later. Sometimes I’ll share 1/2 with my husband and/or 9 month old.  This is definitely our family’s new, “go to” breakfast smoothie!

Enjoy!

COCONUT Superfood Smoothie

In a Blender Combine:
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2-1 cup filtered water (more if you want to pour it, less if your going for Ice Creamy)
1 banana, peeled
3-4 cubes ice
2 Tbsp:
Coconut (unsweetened)
Pumpkin seeds
Chia seeds
Hemp hearts (optional)
Pecans
1 Tbsp:
Coconut oil
1 tsp:
Cinnamon
Maca Powder (optional)
 Oh and by the way, if you have a serious ice cream obsession, this beast will blast those sweet, cold, creamy cravings for sure!

And If you’re one of those weirdos who don’t like coconut… just go. We don’t want you here.

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

One thought on “RECIPE: COCONUT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

  1. Was reading this in the kitchen studying for recert boards while baby ate. Whipped it up. Very fluffy and creamy and “whipped-like.” I did add a bit of maple syrup because I only had half a banana. It is very good!

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