Blackberry & Clove Smoothie

Serves 1.5 (me & my toddler!)

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

6-7 medium ice cubes

1/2 cup fresh blackberries

1 banana

1 cup spinach

1/4 cup old fashioned oats

1/4 cup coconut milk cream (from can)

1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton)

2 scoops vanilla protein

1 tsp chia seeds (ground or regular)

1 tsp flax seeds (ground or regular)

1/4 tsp ground cloves

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high for 60-90 seconds. Add additional blackberries for toppings if desired
  2. Enjoy!

I love the blackberry & clove combo- the spiciness of the clove really offsets the tangy bitterness of blackberries. Blackberries are packed with vitamins C & E and the seeds are filled with phytochemcials which helps with endurance. Cloves are high in omega-3-fatty acids, manganese, and Vitamin K. You are seriously getting a nutrient blast in this smoothie!

This smoothie is PERFECT for a meal substitution in order to fast and give your digestive system the rest it needs. Let me give my 2 cents about meal substitutions- I really don’t believe they should be used for weight loss BUT when they pack as many nutrients and healthy fats as this recipe does, they can be used as a meal replacement that still acts as a fast for your body. 

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