I remember drinking a green juice and thinking, “my gosh this tastes like lawn clippings!!” I wanted to gag. It was like drinking the clippings from the the lawn mower after landscape service day. I was hesitant to ever put anything green in a blender again.
I found that spinach in a smoothie actually doesn’t tastes like much of anything. In fact, it is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals, like folate and iron in to your body.
The start of this green smoothie came from trying to find a way to get in some amazing herbs and natural ingredients day to day, without it tasting disgusting.
Maca Root has been shown to balance hormones and help the body adapt to stress. Maca is an interesting tasting ingredient on its own, kind of gross on its own actually. I started adding it to my smoothies to help me manage my stress and energy levels. Maca overall has been show to reduce adrenal stress, support the nervous system, and can even help with acne.
I talked a little about adaptogens in my 5 Ways to Ninja Stress blog post last week. Adaptogens are natural ways to help the body adapt to stress and stress factor on our bodies. To be considered an adaptogen, herbs must meet a few criteria points. The herb must be non-toxic or harmless to any organ of the body. Also, it must be something we can ingest for an extended period of time without any harmful reactions. Maca meets this criteria.
I also did a Facebook Live (here) where I brought you in to my kitchen as I put this smoothie together.
With all of that being said, I will get down to business and share the recipe with you. The smoothie is packed full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Let me know how you enjoy it!
[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Maca and Greens Smoothie – – coconut water, fresh spinach, frozen banana, dried goji berries, maca root powder, bee pollen, coconut oil, protein powder if desired, – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]