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

Category: Breakfast

Serving 2

Ingredients:

  • 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

Equipment 

  • blender

Directions

  1. Put all the ingredients and blend together
  2. Pour into glasses

Facts

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.

Taste Notes

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.

 

How to make a healthy smoothie?
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15 thoughts on “How to make a healthy smoothie?

  • April 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    This looks absolutely delicious and it will definitely go down well on a sunny day. Love the recipe too, it’s simple and easy.

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    • April 6, 2017 at 10:16 pm
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      Thank you! let me know how did it taste for you.

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  • April 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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    I didn’t know about those different powders. Now that I do I’m definitely going to try them. 🙂

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    • April 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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      Powders are not necessary but they are an interesting addition. I definitely feel benefits using them. 🙂

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    • April 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm
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      Try it and let me know how did you like it. You can start trying with just one powder to see how it makes the difference in taste and how your body reacts to that.

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  • April 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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    Hi! Thanks for the post- love making my morning smoothie. Where do you buy / what brand do you like to use for your goji and mooring powder?

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    • April 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm
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      I use different sources but always go organic. So far my favorite brand is Sunfood.

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  • April 7, 2017 at 3:32 am
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    smoothie monster here and i’m not a one scooper either…this sounds delicious aneta and i’m going to try it tomorrow morning!

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    • April 7, 2017 at 3:40 am
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      Thank you, Jessica. Enjoy it!

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    • April 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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      Go for it and let me know what you think 🙂

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  • April 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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    Love it! My husband will love this smoothie! Thank you (:

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    • April 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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      Thank you for the comment. My hubby drinks those every morning – recipe for 2 servings: 1 for her, 1 for him. 🙂

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  • April 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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    I’ve never heard of half of those powders! I’ve been meaning to make more smoothies – I’ll have to get a little more creative with it. Thanks for the ideas!

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    • April 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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      You are very welcome! Trying and experimenting is fun, go for that 🙂

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