Every morning when I wake up, I listen to my body, and I use that feedback to decide on what superfoods to eat on that particular day. Nevertheless, there are some things I know I need all the time, and that’s the idea behind this recipe. I wanted to create something that would provide a strong (and delicious) foundation that’s easy to layer onto with anything from extra fiber to omega-3 to other nutrients.
Here’s how it came together:
I started with a wide variety of antioxidant sources - from greens to berries to frozen cauliflower (which I added for volume and texture, as well as extra vitamin C). Then, I layered in healthy coconut butter fats to deliver all of those nutrients right to your cells. I included a banana as a source of potassium (great for pre- or post-workout), and a combination of almond milk and almond butter for protein (along with creamy, decadent flavor)! Finally, for a little sweetness, I chose a manuka honey that’s got some added spirulina, a nutritious plant-based algae that’s packed with vitamins.
And here’s how to make it:
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 packet each of acai and Pitaya Plus
- 1 tsp Berry Bliss
- 1 tsp Green Dream
- 1 Tbsp Berry Bliss Coconut Butter
- 1 tsp Green Bee Honey
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- Handful of ice
Blend away! When you’ve reached a smooth consistency, pour into a bowl and top with whatever add-ins you like. My favorites are: Granola, chia and hemp seeds (for tons of omega-3s), shredded coconut, cacao nibs and fresh organic berries.
A certified raw food chef and yoga teacher, Sophie Jaffe founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. Sophie also works with Tastemade Studios to create superfood video recipes in front of a live audience of over a million people each week, and writes for publications such as Well + Good, The Chalkboard Magazine, The Body Book, and MindBodyGreen. She has been featured in Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Bazaar, The Los Angeles Times and Angeleno Magazine and was selected as the cover model for Yoga Journal Russia. Currently, Sophie is filming and launching LA Yoga Girls, a reality show on Z Living Network slated for August 2017.