When I don’t have time to cook a big meal, or know I’m going to be out for a long time, a green smoothie always sees me through. They are nutritious, can help you with withdrawals from coffee, by giving you incredible lasting energy (especially if you add super powders like Maca and Spirulina). My Green Goddess Smoothie is great in between meals, especially since I get hungry more often in winter. Mine are always made from fresh raw food ingredients. I only use raw fruits and vegetables rather than frozen or canned, and liquids like coconut water, or almond milk. If you need more inspiration read my Top 5 Smoothie Tips.
GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE
- 2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp Maca powder
- 1 tsp Spirulina powder
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 1/2 handful parsley
- Protein powder
- Super green powders like wheatgrass, spirulina or chlorella
- If you need it to be sweeter add some honey or stevia
- 1 Tbsp Ground flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
A SMOOTHIE TIP
Put the liquid in first, so the blender blades can move freely. Then add your greens/fruit and finally add your super powders. Taste and if it’s not sweet enough add some honey or stevia. I hope this inspires you to get your green smoothie groove on, please leave me a comment if you like it!
What are the super powders I’ve added in this smoothie?
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that commonly grows in freshwater lakes and ponds. It’s considered a complete protein because it contains an ideal balance of all 9 essential amino acids. This superfood is also loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, potassium, and antioxidants. It has 26 times as much calcium as milk and is a more potent antioxidant than blueberries. Health benefits of this superpowder may include a boost in metabolism, blood pressure stabilisation, and a decrease in LDL cholesterol. ~ nuts.com
Maca powder is made from maca, an adaptogenic root known for its dynamic natural effects, including boosts in energy, relief from stress, and increases in libido. Adding maca to your daily diet can promote better endocrine system health and may even relieve ulcers, mild depression, and menopause symptoms. Maca powder is high in protein, boasting 4 grams in just ½ ounce. It also serves up a dose of calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, and seven essential amino acids. ~ nuts.com