chia, ginger-burdock tea and more. YUM!Solar Return Energy Smoothie
One of the things I love best about drinking green smoothies is the instant energy boost they give me - brain and body both. One sip and my eyes just widen right up. Seriously! Talk about a wake up call.
Even the cats are interested. Here's Clyde, ever the smooth operator (pardon the pun), moving in to investigate the situation.
Melissa likes to say, for making your own amazing, health-empowering green smoothie creations!
See my quick-reference glossary of superfoods and nutritional ingredients below the recipe to learn about their benefits, and become your own kitchen alchemist. ❤ Diana Banana & Co.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Solar Return Energy Smoothie
1 small banana
large handful wild dandelion greens
1 tsp spirulina
1 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbs maca powder
1 Tbs mesquite powder
1 Tbs hemp protein powder
1 Tbs MCT oil
1 tsp magnesium citrate powder
1 tsp Glutagenics powder (glutamine, licorice, aloe)
1 or 2 cups cups ginger-burdock-peppermint-lemon balm tea (cooled)
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high for one to two minutes, until fully combined.
Alchemical Superfoods Glossary
dandelion greens - high in minerals, promote liver detoxification
spirulina - bluegreen microalgae high in protein (60%), detoxifying chlorophyll, minerals, antioxidant carotenes
chia seeds - superior source of anti-inflamatory omega-3 fatty acids, plus calcium, antioxidants and fiber
maca - high altitude Andean root high in minerals; adaptogenically balances stress and reproductive hormones. aka "Peruvian viagra," lol, but good for menopausal symptoms as well. energizing, anti-aging.
mesquite - mineral-rich tree pod, similar to carob; used as a natural sweetener
hemp protein powder - provides 7 grams quality plant protein per Tbs, plus fiber
MCT oil - liquid oil derived from coconut; provides medium-chain fatty acids for quick energy, exercise and healthy weight support
magnesium citrate powder - lemon-flavored supplement sweetened with stevia, promotes muscle relaxation, heart health, bone health, bowel regularity
Glutagenics - branded supplement for enhanced intestinal comfort and function
ginger - anti-inflammatory, warming, energizing
burdock root - nourishing alterative, gently supports detoxification
peppermint - digestive aid, cooling
lemon balm - calming, relaxing, stimulates thyroid function