Probiotic, L-Carnitine Smoothie
HAHA. When you saw the title who was like.. how far will this girl go to be healthy!
I'm just kidding my holistic babes! No actual blood was used in the making of this smoothie but I did add 2 delicious Blood Oranges. I added a few other of my secret nutrition hacks to make this smoothie super nutrient dense.
For this smoothie I added a liquid vegan probiotic, liquid l-carnitine, coconut water and vegan protein powder for some additional benefits.
Recipe and brands used are posted below.
Probiotics are good bacteria. Bacteria is everywhere in our gut and is critical to our digestive health. Probiotics improve digestion by stimulating intestinal peristalsis (how your intestines move the food) and decreases the bad bacteria/yeast overgrowth.
I recommend L-Carnitine if you are looking for some additional fat loss benefits. L-Carnitine is an amino acid (amino acids are the building blocks of protein) that legitimately helps the body burn fat. How? This amino acid attaches to fat and brings it into the cell to be burned as energy. Exercising helps increase the abilities of L-Carnitines fat burning powers. This amino acid is also used in the cardiovascular system, by supporting heart health.
PVL which is the brand I use (not sponsored) has 2000 mg of L-Carnitine in 1 tbsp. This is 2 g, which is a great dose for someone to begin with.
Fermented Vegan Protein Powder: Personally I use a fermented vegan protein powder for making my smoothies. Fermenting foods including protein has a TON of digestion benefits. By using a fermented protein you'll:
DIGEST MORE NUTRIENTS - the fermentation helps with the digestion of the protein and protects the digestive system.
ABSORB MORE NUTRIENTS - the fermentation processes helps with the absorption of nutrients and amplifies the nutrient content.
This isn't technically a supplement but I wanted to share the benefits that come along with it. Coconut Water contains powerful electrolytes - electrolytes are certain minerals that help maintain your fluid balance in the body. Coconut water is also packed with other nutrients which help support heart health and decreases inflammation created after exercise!
When you add supplements to your smoothies it's imporant not to use anything to powerful that can potentially conflict with other ingredients.
Just a heads up!
Probiotics are often recommended to take with food.
L-Carnitine is to be taken with food.
Vegan Protein Powder is more digestible over whey, when taken with food.
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup almond/coconut milk
- 2 blood oranges, juiced
- 1 shot glass liquid vegan probiotic (Bio-K, fermented soy mango flavoured probiotic)
- 1 tbsp vegan protein powder (Genuine Health, fermented vegan vanilla protein)
- 1 tbsp liquid L-Carnitine (PVL, orange flavoured)
- 3 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend for approx 1 minute or until desired texture.
Head to my Instagram @missemmatroupe www.instagram.com/missemmatroupe
for a video of how to make this smoothie!