Haley’s green power smoothie
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
1 Tbs whole flax seed
1tsp. whole chia seed
1tsp Vitamineral Green
1tsp maca powder
2 Tbs. protein powder of your choice
1 handful of greens (kale, chard, or spinach)
1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
blend and enjoy! (you will actually find that it’s more of a brown color…)
Why, you may ask?
Bananas: Provide immediate and prolonged energy, good source of fiber and replaces essential nutrients lost during workouts. High in potassium and iron.
Blueberries: High in micronutrients and antioxidants, has cancer-prevention qualities.
Flax seed: packed with beneficial nutrients, especially B vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids (lowers inflammation), fiber (lowers cholesterol), and phytochemicals (cancer-fighting antioxidants).
Chia seed: super food of the Aztecs, high in fiber and healthy oils (similar to flax).
Vitamineral Green: an organic, natural, cleansing, nutrient–rich combination of grasses and other greens, spirulina and other seaweeds. You can find this brand in most health food stores or buy it online here.
Maca powder: a root commonly used in Peru to provide strength for Inca warriors. Contains calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin C, fiber and protein. Improves brain function, fertility, and libido.
Protein powder: Use any protein powder of your choice. I use Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder, or Nutritibiotic Protein Powder, which are both certified organic, raw, and vegan. They’re made from sprouted brown rice, which is an excellent source of protein and have all the essential amino acids. A good alternative to soy or whey powders.
Leafy greens: packed with vitamins and nutrients that prevent cancer and other diseases (i.e. eat lots of kale!).
Bee pollen: One of the most “nutritionally complete” substances found on Earth. The superfood increases energy and physical endurance and contains and incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and hormones.