Happy National Nutrition Month! This year we’re celebrating a world of flavors with this multi-flavors, multi-vitamin smoothie.
This smoothie has the important nutrients you can use instead of a daily multi-vitamin supplement. Plus it tastes yummy too!
Did you know? Supplements are a way to bridge micronutrient nutrition gaps you might have if you’re not eating enough food or eating a variety of foods throughout the day. This multi-vitamin smoothie not only helps bridge these gaps but can help you digest and absorb these nutrients as well.
Prep time: 5-7 minutes
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- ½ cup frozen strawberries (around 7-8)
- 1 banana – peeled and sliced
- ½ cup tightly packed baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 medjool dates – seeds removed and chopped
- ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
- ½ cup concord grapes juice – 100% juice, not from concentrate
- 1 very tiny square of Pacific kombu – I used Emerald Cove and soaked the square overnight so it was easily blended.
*TIP: To save time: Prepare ingredients the night before in your blender and leave in your freezer or refrigerator overnight. Then whirl and go in the morning!
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until thoroughly combined.
Important MULTI-NUTRIENTS provided in 1 serving:
|Nutrient||% of your Daily Recommended Value|
|Vitamin A||36.2 %|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamin)||11.7%|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||23.8%|
|Vitamin B3 (niacin)||28.6%|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||12.8%|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||43.0%|
|Vitamin B9 (folate)||27.1%|
|Vitamin B12 (riboflavin)||10.0%|
Some other important nutrients (% data not available) are:
- Biotin – found in the peanut butter.
- Iodine – from the kombu seaweed. Kombu has the highest amount of iodine compared with other seaweed and is higher than most foods in general. 1 sheet of it can produce about 2000% of your recommended daily amount, why is why we only used a tiny square. Plus it doesn’t have that fishy taste.
- Chromium – found in the grape juice.
- Molybedum – found in the peanuts and bananas.