Many of you have asked us for our recipe for our green smoothie (it is actually more like purple!), which we are addicted to starting our day with!
here it is:
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt (different brands make a big difference in taste)
1-2 teaspoons hemp or flaxseed oil
4 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1-2 tablespoons raw cacao (nibs or powder)
2-4 tablespoons green powder (Trader Joe’s or ?)
1 tablespoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 handful goji berries
1 banana (can be frozen and broken into pieces if you want it extra thick)
total ~ 1-2 cups: frozen blueberries, strawberries, mango, raspberries – adjust to your taste
~ 1-2 cups (couple of handfuls) raw greens: kale, collards, chard, romaine, arugula (tastes strong), mustard, etc… mostly you don’t taste them once blended! can be one or several types.
Put this all in a blender (helps to have a heavy duty one like VitaMix, but if not, just add slowly) and mix till very well blended/pureed.
Makes ~ 4 glasses – we each drink 2.
Use as many organic ingredients as possible, as you get many more nutrients that way! Many of these ingredients you can find at Trader Joe’s, or other local natural food stores, and a few you may need to go online to find. You don’t need to use everything, of course, but with all these ingredients, you know you’ve met many, if not most, of your daily needs. This provides great antioxidant benefits, as well as Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, amino acids, and so much more!