“What do you put your smoothie?”
This is a question I get asked more frequently in the spring and summer. You’re looking for recipes that are simple, nutritious, easy and delicious. Smoothies are often a great fit for this request.
All you need for this recipe is a good blender. I used to burn through a blender every year, so purchasing quality a blender saved me a lot of money over time. My Vitamix was a fabulous investment and has been going strong with heavy use for eight years. I would have spent $800 on cheaper blenders during the same time frame. Also, less waste in the landfill.
My smoothie recipe tends to change throughout the year but here’s a peek into what I’m blending up now. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Dr. Allegra’s Smoothie Recipe
Makes 5 to 6 cups of smoothie.
For me this equals one meal and a snack.
- 4 cups packed mixed greens- flat-leaf parsley is my favorite! (if you use spinach or kale, do this!)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon maca powder (I get mine here)
- 1 Tablespoon chaga mushroom powder (I get mine here)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of pepper (makes the turmeric more effective)
- 2 Tablespoons raw honey, maple syrup, or stevia to taste
- 2 Tablespoons soaked and dried pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds (depends on what I am rotating at the time)
- 20 grams protein from grass-fed collagen powder (about 3-4 tablespoons)
- Half an avocado
- Enough water to blend to desired consistency (you can also use coconut milk or any milk choice)
Blend until smooth. A Vitamix will give you a super smooth smoothie ;).
Pour into ceramic or glass cup/jar and enjoy!