This is my favourite green smoothie recipe. A deliciously nutritious and energising way to start the day, or as a post-exercise recovery drink. You can increase the protein content by adding different nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower or chia seeds. Adaptogenic herbs such as powdered ashwagandha or maca can also be added as they are known to increase the body’s resistance to stress, and may also assist with hormone balance.
½ banana, frozen
10 blueberries or other berries
A small handful fresh spinach or kale
1 heaped tsp hemp protein powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 heaped tsp ashwagandha or maca powder (optional)
150 ml unsweetened almond milk (enough to cover or add water)
Good squeeze of lemon or lime juice
Blend on high speed for 1 minute and drink.