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The Spices of India Smoothie turned out to be a meal replacement smoothie, packed with much needed healthy fats, a good source of protein and anti-inflammatory micronutrients to promote healthy living.

Blend this smoothie and enjoy the flavors of India!

Why this Spices of India smoothie?

Aren’t smoothies the best?! Not only are they creamy, refreshing, and quick, but they can secretly contain veggies and plants that come with tons of beneficial nutrients.

Inspired by the amazing flavors of India, this sweet and spicy, nutty flavored, delicious plant-based smoothie packs in an assortment of veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds, spices, and plenty of healthy fats, into a nutrient-dense healthy smoothie. Let’s do this!

I hope you will LOVE this indian smoothie! It’s:

Creamy
Spicy
& Sweet
Delicious
Satisfying
Satiating
Refreshing
Different
Vegan

What goes into Spices of India Smoothie

I must confess that I always keep in my kitchen the following Indian spices: cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom and ginger. For this smoothie I’ve used only two of them (ginger and cinnamon) but you can easily add turmeric and cardamom if you want.

I like to start making my daily smoothie by selecting different sources of healthy fats – think avocado, extra virgin coconut oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds or a nut butter. With this smoothie I’ve managed to use all of them, which means this smoothie turned out super creamy.

For sweetness I’ve used fresh pineapple and a few dried dates. I like pineapple because it comes with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. As for dates, they are one of my favorite ways to add a bit of sweetness to my smoothies, without using any kind of sweetener. Dates also work great as a recovery food when used after a run, long walk or after an intense training session.

The remaining ingredients include carrot and bell pepper to complete the list of hidden veggies, lime juice for brightness and flavor, and raw cacao powder for color and more antioxidants. Then add water (or coconut water) and blend it up until it’s smooth and creamy!

One last note … I strongly believe that smoothies are one of the best and easiest ways to start you day with a healthy meal. What I love about this smoothie is that it can also be consumed instead of lunch or as a replacement for the traditional cooked dinner, which makes it one of those “all-day smoothies”.

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Spices of India Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Blend Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
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The Spices of India Smoothie turned out to be a meal replacement smoothie, packed with much needed healthy fats, a good source of protein and anti-inflammatory micronutrients to promote healthy living.

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado (skin and seed removed)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1-2 slices pineapple (remove core, cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1.5 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 4 dried dates (chopped small)
  • 1/2 lime (fresh juice only)
  • 250 ml water (or enough to cover the ingredients)
  • decorate with raw cashew nuts (optional)

Instructions

  • Peel, chop, remove seeds and add all ingredients into your blender.
  • Mix on high speed for a few minutes or until you obtain the desired consistency.
  • Pour into your favorite glass and decorate using raw cashew nuts. Enjoy!

Notes

All the powders that I've used are organic, as well as the chia and hemp seeds. And while we’re talking organic ingredients, note that I always make an effort to buy veggies and fruits from responsible sources, since responsibly grown plants come with more nutrients per serving and are healthier for the soil and for the people growing them.
The recipe can be adapted to fit your needs, just keep in mind to include at least one or two sources of healthy fats, at least one source of protein and various plants.
You can always skip one ingredient if you don’t want to use it, or you can add your favorite ingredients to the mix. Feel free to be creative and make sure you don’t add too many sweet ingredients because too much sugar/fructose doesn’t promote overall health.

  • Color: light brown color
  • Texture: creamy, well mixed, thick texture
  • Taste: spicy smoothie with a nutty flavor + a bit sweet
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Keto, Low-carb, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: almond butter, avocado, bell pepper, cacao, carrot, chia seeds, cinnamon, dates, extra virgin coconut oil, ginger, hemp seeds, lime juice, pineapple
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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