Meghan Markle is quite the princess. This beautiful American actress from California is far more than a princess however, she is smart, elegant, and passionate about world-wide humanitarian efforts. To top it all off, she knows her health foods too.
Meghan recently shared a smoothie recipe that she drinks every morning and it’s not only extremely simple and tasty, but it also has all the right whole foods to start your day off right.
Meghan Markle’s Smoothie Benefits
One of the great things about Meghan’s smoothie is that most of the ingredients are probably things you already have in your kitchen. Just blend them all together to make a nutritious explosion.
Blueberries: These tiny little berries are bursting with health benefits, including plenty of iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Not only do they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, they are also great for maintaining mental cognition. (1)
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been used for years both medicinally and as a spice. The little, fragrant sticks stand up nicely to both roles. This spice is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it is beneficial for treating diabetes, has lipid lowering effects, cognition enhancement, and is even known to inhibit cancer. (2)
Chia Seeds: Another extremely small ingredient that is truly a powerhouse of nutrition. Chia seeds are an amazing antioxidant with anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic characteristics. These seeds are also beneficial to the digestive, immune, and cardiovascular systems, have shown helpful against blood clotting, works as a gentle laxative, and can even fight depression and anxiety. (3)
Almond Milk: Almonds have incredible minerals such as magnesium and copper, and phytonutrients. Almonds are beneficial to cardiovascular and diabetes risks because it helps with body weight, glucose homeostasis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. (4)
Coconut Water: Coconut water is significantly better than your regular bottled water; it’s sweeter, and it won’t upset your stomach as much if taken in larger amounts. It’s a natural refreshing drink, especially after exercise. (5)
Meghan Markle’s Daily Smoothie Recipe
1 packet of your protein or smoothie shake powder of choice (I use Clean Cleanse vanilla)
½ cup of frozen blueberries
1 tsp of cinnamon
a small hand of chia seeds
½ cup almond milk
½ cup of coconut water
Add all ingredients, blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Whether or not you look to Meghan as a personal celebrity idol, I can definitely attest that her smoothie habits are nutritious and healthy. The best thing about smoothies is that they are very simple to make, and quick to eat. You can get all the nutrition you need for the day in just a few gulps. So try out Meghan’s smoothie, or mix some of these incredible and beneficial ingredients into your own smoothie recipes to add an extra punch of energy to your day.