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Low-Glycemic ‘Flower of Life’ Smoothie {Live Food, Vegan}

Hey, lovelies!

First – if you haven’t heard, there is a MASSIVE sale right now on PRINT Bloom for Life cookbooks. I only pre-ordered 30, but each is going for $17.99 + a flat rate shipping fee of $5.99 within the U.S. This is a $10 savings on the printed book, so please email me at bloomforlife@gmail.com if you’d like to claim yours and/or give one to a friend or family member.  Only a few more days to ship in case you want to give it away for Christmas (or make holiday food for yourself and family members)!

In case you don’t know, the cookbook includes 80+ plant-based recipes, a 2-week menu plan, and ALL the information one might need to thrive on a veggie inspired lifestyle. You don’t need to be vegan or even vegetarian to enjoy this resource, either. All recipes are made from whole foods, are simple to create, and taste DELICIOUS. Learn more by clicking this link. 

If you remember from my latest recipe post, I’m changing things up a bit with Bloom for Life. I am so inspired to “do good” in this world, and I want to share more than just food. For this reason, prepare to hear more about other works of activism concerning environmental advocacy, animal rights, and human rights (such as what’s taking place at Standing Rock).

Anyhoo, today I am excited to share with you a glorious low-glycemic smoothie that has become my new staple. I learned it from my girl Sarah at Sarah’s Day on YouTube (oh my gosh, she’s awesome). At first, I was super skeptic. I mean, a smoothie that tastes fruity but uses zucchini as a base? Bleh.

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But wait! It sounds weird, but it’s actually AMAZING. And, it is low-glycemic. So, whether you need to monitor your blood sugar, seek to lose some fat by maintaining a low-sugar diet, or if you just like how you feel when you eat more veggies in general, you’re going to LOVE this.

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This smoothie is my go-to after I work out, because it’s loaded with protein and nutrition. Plus, it’s super satiating and easy to make. Try it out, tamper with the recipe, and let me know what you think of it in the comments below! (I love comments) <3

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Low-Glycemic ‘Flower of Life’ Smoothie {Live Food, Vegan}

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries, or mixed berries)
  • 1 cup of raw almond milk (or water)
  • 1 scoop of Garden of Life raw protein (with or without greens)
  • 1 tsp VitaMineral Green Powder (or substitute your own)
  • 4-5 drops of stevia (use raw honey or more stevia if you want it sweeter)
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup water (to thin, if needed)
  • dash of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Prepare your zucchini by washing it, then feeling it if it’s not organic. Chop it into 1 tbsp-sized pieces. Add it to the blender.
  2. Add your remaining ingredients and process on high until the beverage is creamy and smooth.
  3. Play around with the smoothie: add almond butter, other spices, etc… Get creative
  4. Pour into a glass and consume as breakfast, after a workout, or as an afternoon snack for optimal results.
  5. Enjoy!

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Want to know why I call this drink the flower of life? Because it’s oh-so-perfect, just like the symbol which embodies and explains the perfection which is inherent in the universe and, in effect, YOU. There’s a lot to learn about sacred geometry (one of my favorite topics), so I’ve included a super cool video below by Spirit Science. Perhaps you’ll watch the informative video while sipping your smoothie? 😉

Much love!
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