Healthy Greens Power-Up Smoothie
Servings: 3 smoothie glasses
This power-up green smoothie is made using a wide selection of veggies, fruits, spices and superfoods. it’s loaded with healthy fats, a bit of protein, is low in sugar and comes packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients.
- 200 g fresh or frozen spinach
- 1 tbsp raw cream
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- 1 big avocado (skin and seed removed)
- 1 stick celery
- 3 dried dates (chopped small)
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- fresh lovage (chopped)
- fresh dill (chopped)
- fresh mint (chopped)
- 1 scoop whey protein powder (or pea protein powder)
- 1 tsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 slice lemon
- pinch of vanilla powder
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 250-300 ml water
Prepare all the ingredients - remove skin and seeds (if applicable) and chop in small pieces.
Add everything into the blender (including herbs and spices).
Add water as needed and mix until you obtain the desired texture. Feel free to add more water if your smoothie looks a bit thick or your blender has trouble chopping the ingredients.
Serve fresh or keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Since I used raw cream (dairy) and whey protein powder (dairy), this smoothie is not vegan.
If you’re vegan and want to make this smoothie, just skip both the raw cream and the whey protein or replace them with vegan alternatives. You can substitute raw cream with coconut cream or coconut milk. As for whey protein powder, you can use a protein powder extracted from either green peas or hemp seeds.
Feel free to play with the spices or herbs, following your intuition. Smoothies are not an exact science, the only rule is to keep it low carb so your body could absorb all the nutrients instead of making yourself a sugar bomb.