Every time I drink a green smoothie I totally feel like fist bumping myself for all the vegetables I just consumed in one meal. This specific smoothie recipe reminds me so much of our first year of marriage. We were newly weds in ministry who were trying to eat healthy on an extreme budget and these smoothies were our breakfast for close to a year. I stopped drinking them when I got pregnant with our first baby because my aversion for bananas was STRONG and once we got out of the habit I forgot about them.
A few weeks ago I tried to recall the recipe and nailed it on the head! I took one sip and was immediately brought back to our one bedroom condo off of Sea Cliff, our first tiny little home. Oh how life has changed since then. Thankfully the deliciousness of this smoothie has still remained the same.
It is made with avocado, lemon, loads of mixed greens, maca powder, banana, ice and water. The healthy fats in the avocado keep you feeling satisfied and full for longer and the maca powder is an adaptogenic herb that has endless benefits (some of the top ones being increased libido and fertility….hmmmm maybe this is why we got pregnant so quickly when we were drinking these every day??). But seriously go google maca powder and read up on those benefits! Our local Costco carries a giant bag of Organic Maca for only $8.99 but you can get it at almost any health food store or on Amazon.
Ok so are you ready for the actual recipe?
Paige’s Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe
1/2 Ripe Avocado
1/2 or 1 Whole Banana (I like to freeze mine to make my smoothies creamier)
1/2 Peeled Lemon
Fill the rest of the blender with mixed greens, about 3 cups worth (I use the Power Greens mix from Costco and keep it in my freezer to keep it from going bad)
1/2 TBSP Maca Powder (can also do ashwaganda powder)
1 Scoop Collagen Powder
1 cup water
Additional Ice Cubes if desired
Bonus: add a probiotic capsule + a greens capsule. I get both of mine from Young Living
Put it all in the blender, blend it all up and give yourself a fist bump because you just consumed a TON of amazing nutrients! ENJOY!