Lo’s Famous Morning Smoothie
You might know Lauren Scruggs Kennedy from her incredible lifestyle blog, where she covers everything from clean beauty to healthy living, delicious recipes, relationship talk, style updates, shopping ideas and so much more! What you might not know is that Lo also makes a killer smoothie. Read on for the 4-1-1 on how to make it!
Packed With Goodness
Lo drinks this smoothie every single morning. “I look forward to it so much. I love the taste, and I feel like it gives me so much energy and fills my body with so many nutrients that have really helped heal my gut. Don’t feel like you have to add in all the powders and adaptogens. I have experimented with a lot of them over the years, and these are the ones that work for me. They can be expensive, so feel free to omit and play with them one at a time and see how you feel.” Read on for a breakdown of Lo’s favorite superfood ingredients!
Ashwaganda improves under-active thyroid function, relieves adrenal fatigue and combats stress and anxiety. It also improves depression, balances blood sugar levels, helps to fight cancer, reduces brain cell degeneration. This herb also improves memory, boosts immune function, increases stamina and endurance, helps increase muscle strength, helps improve sexual function and fertility.
Collagen strengthens teeth, skin and hair, reduces joint pain and degeneration, helps heal leaky gut, improves liver health, protects cardiovascular health. It also boosts metabolism, muscle mass, and energy output.
Colostrum reduces inflammation, supports a healthy gut, and promotes ligament and muscle healing. It also helps strengthen immunity!
Schizandra Berry lowers inflammation, supports adrenal function and improves liver function and digestive health. It also protects the skin, improves mental performance, and helps with healthy sexual function.
Macuna supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system, promotes healthy motor skills & coordination and improves energy & endurance. It also supports the body’s ability to handle stress, supports the intellect, bolsters libido, revitalizes both the male and female reproductive systems. Its even good for your physical balance and posture!
Spirulina detoxes heavy metals, eliminates candida, helps prevent cancer. It also lowers both blood pressure and chance of stroke. This superfood also promotes healthy motor skills & coordination, improves energy & endurance, alleviates sinus issues and offers neuroprotection for brain disorders.
Chlorella detoxifies heavy metals, radiation and chemotherapy. It also supports your immune system, promotes weight loss, fights cancer, and lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol. Last but not least, it makes your skin really glow!
How To Make Lo’s Banana, Blueberry & Avocado Smoothie
- Handful of frozen wild blueberries
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 1/2 frozen avocado
- 1 cup Three Trees Almond Milk (if your store doesn’t sell this, Malk and New Barn are good or make your own)
- 1/4 cup aloe vera juice
- 2 Scoops Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen Fuel
- 1/2 tsp mucuna
- 1 tbsp Bulletproof XCT oil
- 1 tsp spirulina
- 1/2 tsp ashwagandha
- 1/2 tsp schizandra berry
It’s simple! Combine all ingredients in a blender (Lo recommends this one!) and blend it all up. Want a delish chocolate variation? Simply skip the blueberries and add in 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder and 2 scoops of collagen peptides. For a creamy, nutty boost add one tbsp of almond butter. Yum!