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.

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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
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.
Keyword fruit, green, healthy, natural, smoothie,, veggie

 

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