Several years ago I was experimenting with supplements to help me through some tough times. I was experiencing depression, I was exhausted, and I needed to lose a few pounds. One of the supplements I discovered at that time was lecithin. Lecithin is a necessary component of each cell in our bodies. It helps to breakdown fats (which promotes weight loss), boosts cardiovascular health and improves brain function. We need between 30 and 50 grams of lecithin daily to maintain optimal health.
I started buying my lecithin in powdered form, which you can use in a number of different ways. My favorite way to use it is in my smoothies. The soy lecithin that I buy (non-gmo of course) tastes a little nutty and adds a creamy texture to my smoothies due to it’s emulsifying properties (keeps liquids mixed together).
Today’s recipe features peaches and lecithin. It is so creamy and delicious, even your kids will enjoy this one. I’d like to thank my fans on Facebook for helping me name this smoothie. I think the name is perfect.
Orchard Island Smoothie
1 cup frozen peaches
1 1/2 cups coconut water
1 1/2 Tablespoons non-gmo soy lecithin powder
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you smoothie is too thick, add more coconut water. Makes approximately 3 cups.