1. Strawberry Ginger Zinger
Try this amazing recipe by Simple Green Smoothie.
Strawberries are full of antioxidants that provide cardiovascular benefits as well as having a positive effect on lowering blood sugar. Not to mention a serving of strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties as well as aiding in digestion and helping the body naturally detoxify. It may also help alleviate pain – from arthritis to menstrual pain and more. Such a great thing to add into your daily green smoothie to give it some pep and up the nutrients even more.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 tbs grated ginger, to taste
Blend the almond milk and spinach until smooth. Add the other ingredients. Blend and Enjoy!!
Use frozen fruit or ice blocks for a delicious summer drink.
2. Maca Shot Shake
This delicious and healthy smoothie by Real Energy Food
Maca can help if you have hormonal imbalances. This is especially useful if you are experiencing PMS, menopause or if you are diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It improves mood and can help fight anxiety or depression. It is an awesome energy & stamina booster!
- 5g Maca Powder
- 100g banana (1 large banana)
- 25g protein powder (1 scoop)
- 250ml almond milk (1 cup)
Just add all the ingredients to the blender and you are ready to go.
3. Green Spirulina Smoothie
have you tried a Spirulina smoothie? Here's a recipe from Heathly Smoothy HQ
Spirulina is a great superfood ingredient for smoothies. It comes in powdered form which can be added to any recipe. Spirulina is a superfood unlike any other. It is a type of blue-green algae and has several healing properties. It seems to have a positive effect on immunity, allergies, certain viral infections, liver damage, and more.
- 1 cup of milk (preferably almond, coconut, hemp, or raw milk)
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 2 teaspoons of spirulina
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)
Place the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for
4. Strawberry and Goji Berry Smoothie
This delicious recipe from Nutrition Secrets
Goji Berries are a serious superfood. They’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Teamed with strawberries which are packed full of vitamin C. to help protect us from illness.
- 2 tbsp dried goji berries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 cups almond milk
Soak the Goji berries in water for 15 minutes (or overnight) to make soft. Blend, blend, blend and enjoy!!
5. Mocha Maca Banana Smoothie
Try this Banana smoothie with a twist from Veg Kitchen. Give your maca banana smoothie an extra kick with a subtle coffee flavor.
1 heaping teaspoon organic instant coffee
2 teaspoons cocoa or cacao powder
½ cup boiling water
2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
1 cup vanilla almond milk (sweetened or not)
1 to 2 tablespoons maca powder
- Pinch of cinnamon
Liquid sweetener (agave, stevia, maple syrup, etc.) if using unsweetened almond milk, to taste, optional
Ice for serving, optional
Combine the instant coffee and cocoa powder in a mug of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Pour this mixture into a blender.
Add the bananas, almond milk, maca powder, and cinnamon and process until completely smooth.
Divide between two glasses. Taste to see if you’d like a little more sweetener, and/or thin with a little more almond milk if too thick.
Add ice to the beverage if you’d like to enjoy it very cold, and serve at once.
6. No Bake Cocoa Maca Balls
These no-bake macaroons from Veg Kitchen are filled with all manner of nutrient-dense goodies, including nuts, dates, and of course, coconut. Not to mention a nice dose of maca powder, which not only lends its malty flavor
- ½ cup slivered or sliced almonds
- ½ cup nut butter or tahini
- ½ cup Medjool dates (about 8 to 10)
- ¼ cup maca powder (or see note)
- 2 tablespoons cacao or organic cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
- 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste
- Place the almonds in a food processor and process until finely ground.
- Add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture starts holding together as a mass. If it doesn’t do so after a minute or two of processing (for this depends on how moist the dates are and the density of the nut butter), add just a little water, not more than a tablespoon at a time.
- Roll into 1-inch balls. Put a small amount of extra coconut on a small plate. Roll the balls in the coconut to coat.
- Arrange on another small plate and refrigerate for about an hour, then enjoy!