Here's the second part of our smoothie recipes Kristy and I make on a daily basis. As you can tell, they are very different from each other. I love my green smoothies and actually crave them each day. It's such a great way for me to add in my superfoods to help nourish my body even more. I'm surprised I'm still craving them after several months of eating them for lunch and even breakfast.
My smoothie recipe is a little more complex than Kristy's was as I like to add my superfood powders, fruits, and greens. I only use fruit as a sweetener which balances out the bitterness of the greens. If you don't want to use protein powder, you can add a tablespoon of nut butter or some other protein to your liking. You're probably not going to have the same superfood powders I use, so switch them out for what you do use. That's what so great about smoothies. I use maca because I know how much it helps me with my hormones and we're still experimenting with black sesame seed with reversing gray hair. That's mostly why I use it every day, although black sesame seeds are great for so many other things. Choose what benefits you the most. Smoothies are such an easy and delicious way to add these extra nutrients to your diet.
Debbie's Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup nut milk
1t maca powder
1t black sesame seeds, ground
1t vanilla powder
heaping tablespoon of protein powder
3T pear/applesauce, unsweetened
greens to your choosing (I use 1 kale, 1 swiss chard, handful parsley, handful spinach, 2 large romaine lettuce leaves)
1 cup berries (I like a mixture of strawberries and blueberries or blueberries with raspberries)
1 1/2 frozen bananas
Place milk in blender and add in maca, protein powder, black sesame, vanilla, and pear/applesauce. Blend for a couple seconds. Next add your greens and blend until smooth. Lastly, add in your frozen fruits. Blend until nice and creamy.
I put my smoothie in a thermos and take to work each day. It's a great meal for me at lunch and gives me the energy I need for the rest of the day.