Friday, February 10, 2012

SuperPower Smoothie

This smoothie is chock full of green stuff, and antioxidants ...

but it doesn't taste green.

If you know what I mean.


I made it on a day where I was feeling utterly, positively bleh.
Not blah, but bleh. Energy levels so low that coffee #1 didn't even help. Coffee #2 didn't help. I didn't want to play Lego. I didn't want to write papers. I couldn't nap. I just sat.

Bleh.

I needed green.
NOTE: Green that tasted somewhat tropical.

How about you? What do you do to pull out of a slump?
Amanda xx

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SuperPower Smoothie
serves 2

The time
5 min

The ingredients
2 frozen bananas, chopped
1 heaped tsp spriulina powder
1 handful chopped greens (I used kale + lettuce)
1 heaped tsp match green tea powder
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup orange juice

The process
Put everything in a blender and whizzzzzzzzzzzzz.

The cost
Less than $3 for a mostly-organic smoothie. (The spirulina and matcha weren't organic)

PS. it worked!

16 comments:

Steph Bond Hutkin (Bondville) said... [Reply to comment]

Yay it worked!

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

You and your blog are introducing me to so many new ingredients. I have to go now and look up spirulina and matcha! Glad that this gave you the boost you needed.

Eskygirl @ thistinylife said... [Reply to comment]

When I'm feeling a bit ... meh...green is my go to colour also. I'll confess it's usually green&crunchy but green&creamy sounds great too!

Sherilyn @ Wholepromise said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like how I am feeling today! I may have to give this a try and see if it works. Hope you are well..

Where My Heart Is said... [Reply to comment]

Amanda I have just made your smoothie, not because I was feeling bleh, just because. Well because I have had too many French baguettes and strawberry tarts this week. Daughter no. 2 has just started work at the best Boulangerie/ patisserie in town and gets to bring home the leftovers :).

Where My Heart Is said... [Reply to comment]

Forgot to say how delicious the smoothie was - yum.

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Love that you included coconut milk and orange juice into the smoothie. Great choice

Johanna said... [Reply to comment]

Is the coconut milk from a can or fresh?

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks Jamie!

Johanna - I use coconut milk from a can :)

pixv said... [Reply to comment]

I hope the whole world learns just how good green smoothies are! You're right - they don't have to taste green, either.

One day I had eaten a full meal, but was still wandering in the kitchen, unsatisfied. I finally pulled out the purple kale, spinach, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and Silk coconut milk to make a smoothie. It wasn't until I ate so many wonderful nutrients that my body stopped craving something I couldn't find. When I feel any unrest or bleh, I reach for a green smoothie.

Jan said... [Reply to comment]

This sounds wonderful - can't wait to try it.
Any reason why the bananas have to be frozen?

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Can you replace coconut milk to almond or hemp milk? Thanks

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Jan Hi Jan - they don't have to be ... I just like the cold smoothness they impart. Like ice cream :) Enjoy xx

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Unknown Absolutely - use whatever milk you love best! I find that coconut milk best moderates the taste of the greens, so you might taste them a little more strongly with almond or hemp milks. But that's not all so bad :) xx

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Frozen Bananas work with a lot of things. Sometimes grocers sell them by the bag when they're over ripe. You will want to peel them before freeizng them. Use frozen in Hot Oatmeal, or thaw and use in Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

I just added this to FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com. By far the most fun I've had adding a recipe to the site. Thank you so much for sharing.

Check the recipe out there:
http://www.faveglutenfreerecipes.com/Gluten-Free-Beverages/Superpower-Smoothie

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