Everybody has a different approach for making smoothies. Personally, I do not believe in one scoop fix as I would rather do it myself from scratch. My formula is 1 1/2 cups of fruits (bananas and different berries) , 1-2 handful of greens (for example: spinach, lettuce, bok choy, chard), flax seeds (milled or whole), powders: moringa, goji, acai, maca (it changes depending what I am targeting). Some of you might go with 20/80 formula: 20 % fruit and 80% vegetables. The less fruit you use the less natural sugar you have so your smoothie will be less sweet and it acquires your taste adjustment.
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup of berries
- 1 handfull of greens
- 2 scoops of flax seeds
- 1 tsp of maca powder
- 1 tsp of moringa powder
- 1 tsp of goji or acai powder
- 2.5 cups of coconut water
- 2.5 cups of coconut milk
- Put all the ingredients and blend together
- Pour into glasses
All the additional powders that I add to the smoothie enhance the ability to heal and provide different boosters.
Moringa powder – is a nutritionally complex green superfood that simultaneously nourishes and detoxifies the body, boosts up immune system, energizes, reduces fatigue and helps with healthy, radiant skin. It contains vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, calcium, protein, potassium and fiber.
Acai powder – has a blend of antioxidants including vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and Omega 3 essential fatty acids which may contribute to the maintenance of mental and visual function.
Goji powder – one of the most nutritionally-rich fruits on the planet (superfood), a good source of potassium, iron, and selenium, they also have B vitamins (B1, B2), calcium, zinc, fiber and even protein. Flavor resembles a combination of cherries and cranberries mixed together. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. Promotes healthy skin, detoxifies the liver, boosts up energy and mood, stabilizes sugar and promotes healthy eyes.
Maca powder – it is well known for its ability to help enhance strength and endurance. In more recent times it’s also been studied for beneficial effects on hormone balance, libido, and fertility. It has calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Flax seeds – are rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1 and the essential fatty acids (Omega 3).
Banana is high in potassium and fiber. All the berries have antioxidant abilities and provide natural sweetness.
Depends on fruits or vegetables used you will get different taste. Drinking just the vegetable smoothie is pretty rough and not that tasty so that’s why it is recommended to add few fruits to enhance natural sweetness. I wouldn’t suggest to add in refined sugar as it goes against health and natural approach.