MegaFood | February 2017 |
This B12-boosted green smoothie bowl was created by Sarah Rotavera, the vegetarian food blogger behind Making Thyme for Health.
If ever a green smoothie bowl could glow! This recipe gets its greenness from the superfood everybody knows and most of us love… kale. Kale is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Fun fact: a cup of kale contains more vitamin C than a whole orange. Yet the one thing that it -and all leafy greens- lack is B12.
Why worry about B12?
B12 is an essential nutrient that aids in red blood cell formation and supports cellular energy production.* If you’re seeking optimal energy levels, B12 is key! But, plant-based eaters must take note: B12 is primarily found in animal derived foods. If you enjoy a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, it’s a good idea to closely monitor B12 levels.
Fortified foods, and B12 supplementation, are two options for plant-focused foodies. The Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder in this smoothie contains B12, beetroot, and herbs specifically selected for their ability to support energy levels, healthy metabolism and your body’s performance under stress.* Coupled with kale, it’s a nutrition-packed way to begin your day.
Glowing green B12 bowl
This recipe is refined sugar free and vegan.
- 6 oz dairy-free yogurt
- 1/2 cup plant-based milk
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 small ripe banana
- 2 cups baby kale
- 1 medium carrot peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 scoop Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder™
Looking for more ways to boost the B12 in your diet? Our on-staff naturopath shares her favorite foods packed with B12 here.
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