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Purple Power Potion • February Smoothie

February blues are not just for adults, kids get them too. Cabin fever drains little people and Sandra put together an awesome smoothie to power up and get through those February Blahs.

by Sandra Lawrence of Fueled by Raw. All rights reserved.


WHY SMOOTHIES?

Smoothies are a great way to ensure that your kids are getting essential vitamins and minerals they need. Smoothies are also a great way to incorporate beneficial plant based superfoods into you and your families life style. Since fruits and vegetables come in a rainbow of colours there are so many different,  delicious, pretty and fun smoothies you can make.

BEATING THE FEBRUARY BLAHS

February always seems to be a tough month for parents and kids, kids have lost some interest in the toys they have played since Christmas so they are bored. The cold and miserable weather in February doesn’t help either, you can’t even send the kids outside to play. The boredom and cabin fever can drain both you and your kids.
No need to fear, Fueled By Raw is here!! This Purple Power Potion Smoothie is guareented to give you and your child the “super powers” that you need to get through
the February Blahs. The reason why purple fruits and vegetables give you “super powers” is because of an antioxidant called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is what gives these fruits and vegetables their purple colour and disease fighting powers. Anthocyanin is also found in red wine, so red wine is also a powerful potion (good news for mom and dad) !!! What makes this potion so power packed is the acai berry. Acai is a superfood that comes from the Amazon rainforest. It contains powerful antioxdiants that help fight disease and omega fatty acids that are great for your skin and hair. These little berries also contain fiber, protein and a number of vitamins and minerals.

Purple Power Potion is plant powered, vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, egg free and soy free.

If you are looking for more smoothie recipes or other plant powered recipes, please visit www.fueledbyraw.com.

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PURPLE POWER POTION • what and how

The Smoothie

  • 1 Stem Purple Kale, destemmed)
  • 2-3 slices Purple Yam
  • SUPERFOOD: 1 Packet of Sambazon Acai Berry Puree Frozen (Unsweetened)
  • 1 Banana, frozen
  • Optional: 10-12 Concord Grapes, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp Natural Sweetener (agave, coconut nectar, honey (but it isn’t vegan)

The Topping

  • Raisins
  • Purple Yam

The Directions

  1. Add liquid and all fresh ingredients first
  2. Add in Acai Berry Puree and blend
  3. Add in banana and concord grapes, blend
  4. Taste and add sweetener
  5. Make your best happy face with the raisins and purple yam!!

 

Yogaga Kid Approved Smoothies
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SEE OTHER MONTHLY SMOOTHIES:

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BLUE-FROSTY-smoothie-mainABOUT SANDRA AND FUELED BY RAW

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Sandra loves living the west coast lifestyle in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  She is a former triathlete that healed her body through an integrated approach to wellness.  She is a graduate of the Plant Based Nutrition course through E-Cornell and a Certified Raw Food Teacher.  Through her experience and education she believes that a plant based and raw vegan lifestyle is the best way to heal your body, keep it healthy while being kinder to the planet we live on.  She know wants to pay it forward by educating, inspiring and motivating people to live their happiest and healthiest life.  You can check out her website at Fueled By Raw.