Glowing Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a refreshing and healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Don’t let the green color scare you away. It is surprisingly sweet and delish.

Glowing Green Smoothie
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All smoothies share a combination of fruit, liquid, add-ins, and sometimes ice. There are many different types of combinations. I like to measure what my body needs and then build the smoothie that targets those needs. This week I need energy!

So, I decided to create a smoothie that would give me energy, a good amount of fiber, and protein. I didn’t feel like something tropical, so went for a basic energizing green smoothie. For this one, I ended up putting it through the strainer and filtered out all of the extra little pieces of greens. It is tasty either way. I just felt like a smooth drink today.

Glowing Green Smoothie

Normally I don’t add ice, but since I didn’t have any frozen fruits I did add ice to this one. You will see the little crystal shards in the pic. Also, I added my little secret – maca powder.

What is Maca powder anyways?

  • Maca is a plant that is native to Peru. It is commonly called Peruvian Ginseng and has become increasingly popular as an add-in to smoothies.
  • The plant itself actually grows underground and can range in color from white to black. It is in the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.
  • It is traditionally used to balance hormones, reduce stress, and provide extra energy and stamina.
  • Maca is usually dried and used in a supplement form, but can also be found as a liquid.
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5 from 2 votes

Glowing Green Smoothie

This sweet and satisfying green energy smoothie will help you get through the day. Balanced clean flavors with an extra kick of natural energy. Enjoy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, green, healthy, natural, smoothie,, veggie
Servings: 16 ounces

Ingredients

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/2 ripened banana
  • 1/2 ripened avocado
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
  • 3/4 cup ice, optional

Instructions

Directions:

  • In a blender add spinach and kale with 1/8 cup almond milk. Blend until greens are fully chopped and in very small pieces.
  • Add the banana, avocado, remaining milk, and maca powder. Blend on medium speed until well incorporated. If you would like a smooth texture, strain smoothie through mesh strainer. Rinse blender and replace with strained smoothie mixture.
  • If desired, add ice and blend until well incorporated.

 

10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love smoothies, I’m definitely give this one a try! It has ingredients I love like kale and avocados👍

     
  2. That sounds delicious. You have inspired me to get out the blender again. Grow my own spinach and bananas so should be doing these all the time. Yum.

     
  3. I love me a good green smoothie! I’ve put avocado and maca in my smoothies before but never together. I can’t wait to try this one out! I have all the ingredients in my home right now

     
  4. Yum, great smoothie recipe! I’m sharing it on my Pinterest.

     
  5. 5 stars
    I loooove green smoothies, but have never put avocado in them!! I bet that makes it really creamy dreamy… I’m trying this! 🙂

     

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