Most of our nutrients should come from food, but sometimes, it can be a challenge to meet the recommended intake of vitamins, minerals, good fats, and antioxidants without supplementing. I personally often struggle with having enough omega-3s in my diet even tho I know how beneficial those are to my health. My two favourite ways of adding some extra nutrients into my diet is through smoothies and my morning porridge. There, it is easy to toss nutrient dense foods like, nuts, seeds, powders and good fats to give a boost to my health.
Here is a plant based omega-3 packed smoothie to boost the intake of
this vital fatty acid. This smoothie has three ingredients that are
high in ALA, the omega-3 you get from plant oils, nuts, and seeds:
chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flaxseed oil. This is an easy to prepare,
ready in no time, and delicious recipe that provides good nutrition
for your body so that it can function at its best. .
2 dl coconut milk
2 dl oat milk
0.5 tsp grounded cardamom
0.5 tsp grounded cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs grounded hemp seeds
2 tsp flaxseed oil
Optional: 2 dried dates for sweetness
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.