There are three super-foods in this Apple-Grape "Superfood" Smoothie: Astragalus, Chia seed, and Cinnamon. Although it is another Thickalicious smoothie, we have cut the oats down to a 1/2 Cup and amped up the (Medjool) dates to a dozen from the 6 I have used in the other recipes. If you love Apple Crisp dessert, you will love this sweet and tasty breakfast smoothie.
Layer the following in a Blender Carafe (or in 2 bunches for less powerful blenders):
- 1/2 C. Rolled Oats }soak in 1 C. of Water 30 min. before
- 1 tsp. Chia Seed (ground in a coffee bean grinder) }soak in above 1 C. of Water before
- 1 tsp. Astragalus Powder (More information about this Chinese herb at bottom of this post)
- 1 T. Cinnamon
- 12 Dates, pitted
- 1 C. Frozen Green Grapes
- 2 juicy Apples, cored and chopped (I used McIntosh Apples, juicy and flavourful)
- 1 large handful of Tender Greens
Whirl up and enjoy!
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Product DescriptionAstragalus root is one of many herbs known by several names. Astragalus membranaceus and Astragalus propinquus are both Latin names for the unique plant more commonly known as Astragalus root. Astragalus comes from the pea family, and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. Astragalus herb is thought to boost overall vitality. In Chinese medicine it has been historically used to promote healing and reduce fatigue.
Suggested Use: You can utilize sliced Astragalus root whole, cut and sifted or in a powder. A tea is commonly used to promote digestion. The tea can be made from the dried astragalus root. Starwest Botanicals offers whole sliced Astragalus Root, a cut and sifted form and astragalus powder for ease of use.