10.15.17

FOOD FOR YOUR EYES: PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE + CAKE BATTER SMOOTHIE

This post has been done in collaboration with IRIS

Today I am so excited to be sharing two recipes that could potentially add to the health of your eyes.  As an ambassador for IRIS I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about how to preserve the health of our eyes and I strongly believe that what we put into our bodies serves a purpose.  Plants from the earth offer so many minerals and vitamins that our bodies need in order to function properly and aid in the prevention of disease.  It has been a long time since I’ve studied nutrition but partnering with IRIS has encouraged me to become more aware about the health of my eyes.  I am constantly reading and learning ways I can add to our diet in order to support our healthy balanced lifestyle.  

Both recipes contain ingredients and antioxidants that help with the prevention of damage to the eye (from air pollution or sun damage), vitamins and fats that keep the tissues healthy and retina functioning properly (Health.com, 2017).

Some foods to support your eye health include:

Leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, collards) 
Nuts + seeds (hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts)
Orange fruits and vegetables (yam, carrots, mango, papaya, pumpkin, oranges)
Citrus fruits + berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries)
Whole Grains (whole wheat breads, quinoa, brown rice, whole oats)
Legumes (kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas)
(https://www.eyefoods.com, 2017)

I hope you girls enjoy both of the recipes.  They are so delicious and both very different so make sure to give them each a try.  The cake batter one is EASILY a favourite in our house and very healthy! 

Hope you girls are doing so well.

Hugs, E

CAKE BATTER SMOOTHIE
Serves 2
Super healthy but tastes like cake batter!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 frozen banana
  2. 1 cup of frozen mango
  3. 2 cups of fresh spinach
  4. 1 cup of unsweetend vanilla almond milk
  5. 1/4 cup of no sugar added coconut
  6. 1 tsp of vanilla
  7. Toppings
  8. Hemp Seeds
  9. Chia Seeds
  10. Flax Seeds
  11. Shredded coconut
  12. Fresh fruit of your choice
Instructions
  1. Blend the frozen banana, mango, spinach, almond milk, shredded coconut and vanilla together until creamy.
  2. Pour into a bowl
  3. Add toppings of your choice. I mix the chia flax and hemp seeds all together and then add them on with shredded coconut and bananas.
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PUMPKIN SPICE SMOOTHIE
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cup frozen bananas
  2. 1/3 of pure pumpkin (canned)
  3. 1 cup of unsweetned vanilla almond milk
  4. 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice
  5. 1 tsp of cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp of vanilla
  7. 1/4 cup of shredded vanilla
  8. 1 tbsp of maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Blend everything in a blender and then top with whatever toppings you like.
Some of our favourites are
  1. Shredded coconut
  2. Flax, chia, and hemp seeds
  3. Pumpkin Seeds
  4. Pecans
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