Fresh Superfood Keto Smoothie featuring a combination of vegetables, berries and healthy fats, blended into a delicious and refreshing breakfast smoothie designed to help you burn fat for energy instead of carbs.
This superfood pink smoothie was healthy and awesome, and we absolutely loved it (my wife drank three glasses). This smoothie was:
What goes into Healthy Superfood Smoothie
This delicious pink smoothie is certainly different compared to your average smoothie. It all starts with great ingredients!
This superfood smoothie comes packed with lots of nutrients from using an assortment of plants such as macadamia nuts, vegetables and berries. The combination of these healthy ingredients makes for a smoothie that is packed with good fats, low in carbs (but still sweet and refreshing) and perfect to engage your metabolism in a healthy way.
These are the ingredients that go into our superfood pink smoothie:
- Macadamia Nuts – you’ll get to make your own macadamia milk and you’ll be using about 100 ml of macadamia milk as the base for this smoothie
- Broccoli (frozen) – rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants (for a refreshing blend use frozen broccoli)
- Beetroot – another nutrient powerhouse and perfect to use in smoothies where you’ll get to consume it raw
- Kapia or Bell Pepper – comes with plenty of vitamin C and vitamin B6
- Fennel – rich in vitamin C, magnesium, iron and calcium, fennel has a sweet refreshing taste that incorporates perfectly in smoothies
- Avocado – packed with healthy fats, potassium, magnesium, as well as other micronutrients, and perfect for making a creamy smoothie
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – very good source of healthy fats, also helps with blending a creamy smoothie
- Cacao Butter – great source of healthy fats derived from cacao beans
- Pointed Cabbage – leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, just to name a few nutrients that pointed cabbage delivers
- Sea Buckthorn (frozen) – a special type of wild berry, sea buckthorn is a potent source of vitamins (especially vitamin C), as well as omega-3-6-7-9 fatty acids, plus lots of different phytonutrients
- Cranberries (frozen) – these small red berries are related to sea buckthorn and also provide similar nutrients and health benefits
- Ginger Powder – alternatively you can use a bit of fresh ginger
- Fenugreek Powder – optional, skip if not available
- Pomegranate Powder – optional, skip if not available
- Dandelion Powder – optional, skip if not available
- Raw Cacao Powder – for best aroma and high level of phytonutrients, use raw cacao from fairtrade sources
- Dates – we use dates for adding a bit of natural sweetness on top of those sour-ish berries
- Water – we use water for making the macadamia milk and for the smoothie recipe itself (see recipe card for details)
Homemade macadamia milk recipe
In order to make your own macadamia milk, you’ll need 3 things:
- Macadamia Nuts (without shells)
- Water (always use pure spring water)
- Blender or Kitchen Robot (high power)
This is my simple recipe for making homemade macadamia milk:
- Start by using 200 ml water for every 100 grams of raw macadamia nuts. You can add more water later, if needed.
- Add macadamia nuts into the blender. Next, add the water required, based on my instructions above.
- Blend on medium to high speed until mixture seems well combined. You’ll know the macadamia milk is ready when the blender contents will turn white.
Note: Macadamia milk should look something like “regular milk” but with a very thick texture due to the pulp from the macadamia nuts.
- You can use the nut milk as is (with pulp) or you can strain it, separating the pulp from the liquid. Save the pulp for baked goods or add it to raw desserts.
- Congratulations! You’ve just made your own macadamia milk.
Health benefits for this Superfood Keto Smoothie
Looking for a meal replacement smoothie that tastes awesome? Look no further than this one.
Here’s why this pink smoothie makes a great meal replacement:
- comes packed with vegetables which translate to many beneficial nutrients.
- it’s loaded with healthy fats from 4 different sources: macadamia nuts, avocado, extra virgin coconut oil and cacao butter.
- you’re covered for protein by using vegetables and macadamia nuts.
- packed with berries for a boost of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients (antioxidants included).
- low in carbs, sugar-free and free of any bad stuff.
- refreshing and unpasteurized, which means that all the nutrients are readily available for your body to use.
- packed with real unprocessed nutrients – vitamins and minerals, but also phytonutrients, enzymes and gut-friendly fiber.
- this smoothie uses a few asian warming spices and powders that will help boost your immune system to a whole new level of health.
- this special smoothie will help boost your metabolism in a healthy way, keeping you in the fat burning zone and away from those 5-clock sugar cravings.
As you can see, this superfood smoothie can great for boosting your health while having some fun in the kitchen. I must confess that smoothies like this one were a big help to me (and my secret) in my healing journey.
If you try this refreshing pink smoothie, let me know what you think about it. Leave a comment and a rating, and don’t forget to share a picture on Social Media and tag it @refreshmyhealth so I can follow-up with you.
Enjoy your daily smoothie, friend!
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Berries, Veggies and Healthy Fats, Superfood Keto Smoothie
- 80-100 g macadamia nuts (to make macadamia milk)
- 200 ml water (for preparing the macadamia milk)
- max 100 g frozen broccoli
- 1 red beet (peeled)
- 1 red kapia or bell pepper
- 1 slice fennel
- 1 medium avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 3-4 tsp cacao butter
- 5-6 leaves pointed cabbage
- 2 tbsp frozen sea buckthorn
- 4 tbsp frozen cranberries
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp fenugreek powder (optional)
- 2 tsp pomegranate powder (optional)
- 1 tsp dandelion powder (optional)
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1 dried date (no seed, chopped)
- 600-700 ml water (on top of the one used for the macadamia milk)
- Start by making the macadamia milk. Add macadamia nuts into the blender. Add the water required for making the milk.
- Blend on medium to high speed until all the nuts have been transformed into nut milk. You’ll know the macadamia milk will be ready when the blender contents will turn white.
- You can use the milk as is (with pulp) or you can strain it, separating the pulp from the liquid, and only use the liquid for smoothie.
- Add all the smoothie ingredients into the blender, on top of the freshly made macadamia milk.
- Add all the water required for the smoothie.
- Blend on medium to high speed until you obtain a creamy texture. If you feel like your blender needs a boost, use the pulse function a few times to help mix everything better.
- That’s it! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Color: light pink with a red tint
- Texture: you can feel the texture of the fresh macadamia nuts milk
- Taste: spicy with a light minty taste