BY Ceres Organics
Ready in 10 minutes | Serves 1
When it comes to exercise, there is no one formula for everyone. Our genetic make-up, fitness goals and lifestyle all impact what’s going to work best for us. However, one thing that we can all do to support a healthy body and exercise regime, is follow a nutrient-dense wholefoods diet. Of course we advocate organic where possible.
Instead of worrying about pre and post workout supplements, which usually offer up extracted and isolated nutrients, we’re better off focusing on wholefoods, which deliver nutrients with all their complementary fibres. It’s the way nature intended, and it makes these nutrients more easily recognised and assimilated by our bodies. What better way to fuel those grueling workouts and help us through recovery?
To achieve those personal fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we should be supplying our bodies with nourishing wholefoods daily. When we’re on-the-go this can sometimes be hard, so we suggest opting for something quick and nourishing – like this Replenishing Wholefoods Smoothie below. Offering up easily digestible carbs and protein with some healthy fats, it helps refuel muscle glycogen stores and replenish muscle fibres. And as it contains both our Antioxidant Boost and Raw Cacao Powder, it also delivers a stack of antioxidant goodness. Antioxidants protect our bodies from free radicals – molecules which contribute to premature ageing and disease.
And that’s another reason to eat organic foods where possible – research suggests they’re higher in antioxidants. A study from Newcastle University found that there are “statistically significant, meaningful” differences, with a range of antioxidants being “substantially higher”, somewhere between 19% and 69%, in organic food versus conventional food.
The unique Antioxidant Boost is a raw wholefood blend providing antioxidants, along with their naturally occurring complementary fibres, to nourish, repair, renew and protect our cells. One of its key ingredients is flaxseed, which provides lignans and carotenoids, both phytonutrients that work synergistically will each other, and with the other nutrients within the blend. Other key ingredients include blackcurrant, which provides vitamin C, and cacao, which provides flavonoids. This blend also offers quality protein and dietary fibre, plus loads of essential nutrients including high levels of magnesium and vitamin B1 (thiamin), as well as iron, copper, folate, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.
With just one serve of this raw wholefood blend included in this smoothie, you’ll also get an impressive 5700mg of Omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids, essential because our bodies cannot make them, so it is important we get enough high quality Omega 3’s in our diet.
Smoothies are a great way to get loads of nutrients into our bodies, and this one is mega packed with nutrient-dense wholefoods. Give it a go!
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 frozen banana in chunks
¾ cup fresh diced seedless watermelon, used in place of water
½ cup frozen strawberries
2-3 tablespoons Organic Antioxidant Boost, Blackcurrant, Flaxseed & Cacao
1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and process on high until super smooth.