Colorful smoothies bring energy for the day. This smoothie with almond milk, banana and oatmeal owes its bright color to the raspberries.
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ banana
- 1 - 2 Tbsp oatmeal
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 tsp Lucuma Powder
- 1 tsp Sacha Inchi Powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until creamy. If desired, add more liquid or fruit.
- Pour contents into a prepared bowl and decorate with fruit, nuts or dark chocolate as desired.
ALMOND MILK is low in calories and contains no milk. It is produced by mixing finely ground, peeled almonds with water and other ingredients such as salt and sweeteners, vitamins and minerals.
For vegetarians and vegans, almond milk is a delicious herbal milk substitute, whereby the nutrients can vary depending on the supplier.
In any case, this milk has little calcium and much less protein than cow's milk, unless it is added. Here one should pay attention to the list of ingredients.
Incidentally, almond milk can also be produced by yourself. There are numerous instructions on DIY milk on the internet.
BANANAS act on the production of serotonin through the amino acid tryptophan contained in them. This hormone is called a lucky charm, as it helps to lift up your mood. They are also very nutritious and rich in minerals like for example potassium and magnesium, what is good for athletes. They contain a fair amount of fiber and several antioxidants.
Bananas are virtually a natural doping agent and even more effective than isodrinks, because they improve athletic performance and physical recovery afterwards more efficiently than the artificial drinks. This was recently proven by an American study by Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
By the way, the more mature they are, the faster the carbohydrates are available for the body.
The yellow fruit is also good for digestion because, just like apples, they contain pectin, which can absorb too much water in case of diarrhoea and stimulate intestinal activity by a swelling effect in case of constipation.
FULL GRAIN OAT FLOCKS are low in gluten and score and have a high content of protein, minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus, trace elements such as iron and zinc and with vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B5, B6, B7, B9, E and K. They are also rich in unsaturated fatty acids.
They are also full of dietary fibres, such as pectin and cellulose. Especially the beta-glucan is interesting, as this soluble fibre is supposed to lower the cholesterol level and have an anti-inflammatory effect. When mixed with liquid, beta-glucan forms a viscous solution that protects the intestinal mucosa and causes the blood sugar level to rise only slowly.
In addition, superfluous substances are bound and thus better removed.
Beta-glucan is most abundant in oat bran.
Wholegrain oat flakes are either tender or firm, the ingredients are the same, but in any case the outer layers and the germ of the oat grain are included.
LUCUMA is a tasty and at the same time healthy alternative to sugar - and it is also low in calories, with a low glycaemic index. Good for diabetics, as the blood sugar level only rises slowly after the consumption of Lucuma.
It acts as a good source of energy, revitalizes and inhibits inflammation and digestion.
RASPBERRIES are strong suppliers of nutrients. The sensitive berries - which, by the way, can only be harvested by hand - supply vitamins such as provitamin A, those of the B group (except vitamin B12) and C. Just 150 g of this vitamin covers 1/3 of the daily requirement.
Secondary plant substances such as flavonoids, in particular quercetin and kaemperol, are said to have an antioxidant, i.e. protective, effect on the body cells. They also have a positive effect on heart and circulation.
A high content of pectin helps the gastrointestinal system.
They are also low in calories: 100 g have only 34 calories.
SACHA INCHI contains a particularly high proportion of valuable proteins, all 8 essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.
It is well suited as an energy source for athletes, vegans, people with gluten allergies and for all those for whom a healthy diet is important.
Sacha Inchi is also a good alternative to fish oil. Compared to other vegetable oils such as olive, thistle or sunflower oil with a content of 1%, Sacha Inchi oil, for example, contains almost 50% of the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid.
A study by Cornell University in 1980 had examined the ingredients of this plant in more detail. Conclusion: Sacha Inchi is one of the best suppliers of vegetable omega fatty acids, which are also optimally balanced.
For keeping the body healthy, Sacha Inchi seeds have a positive influence on cholesterol levels, blood pressure and heart function due to their unsaturated fatty acids and proteins.
The vitamin E contained in the Sacha Inchi Seeds also serves, among other things, as an anti-aging agent and ensures beautiful skin. This vitamin also protects the cells from harmful stress symptoms. Vitamin E also improves the immune system by increasing the production of immune messenger substances and contributes to the rapid multiplication of immune cells.