Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A new go-to smoothie

Last summer I wrote a post about my "go-to" smoothie at the time. Well things have changed and I've mixed things up a bit and I have a new "go-to" smoothie that packs an even BIGGER superfoods punch. Try it and let me know how it goes. I made this a few times and the colour changed from purple to brown... don't worry about the colour – it depends on the quantities of the food you put in. I never measure, which drives my scientist-brained bf a little mad. It should taste chocolate-y with a hint of sweetness no matter the colour.

"Check me out, I'm a lovely shade of poo.
But I taste A-maz-ing!"

Raeanne's go-to smoothie (2nd edition)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or 1/2 almond milk, 1/2 water)
  • 1 heaping tbsp of my seed mix
  • 1 scoop of protein powder, I use Genuine Health Vegan Protein+ Vanilla
  • 1 tsp maca powder (a superfood, great for stamina, fatigue and helps you adapt to different environmental factors)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (the best antioxidant there is)
  • 1 heaping tbsp of goji berries (another superfood/amazing antioxidant)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (full of good for you enzymes)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (some good fat!)
  • 1 tbsp of prepared Irish moss (information on how to prepare Irish moss)
  • 1-2 handfuls of greens (usually spinach, but whatever you've got)
  • 1/4 cup of frozen berries
  • 1/2 or whole banana (frozen is good, but not necessary)

Put everything into a blender and let it go! If you'd like it nice and cold, pulse in some ice cubes after the initial blend. This recipe can result in a pretty thick smoothie, so get out a glass straw or spoon and slurp it up. 

Note: all the superfoods are optional as you may not have them all lurking in your cupboard as some of them can be expensive. Try to buy a new one every month to add to your pantry. That's what I'm doing as I know I still have a few more to add. Spirulina, you're next on my list! 

"I've overdosed on berries. Help!
Thank goodness I have a matching straw!"


  1. Mine is poo-brown this morning and delicious! Thanks!

    1. Awesome! So glad you liked it. I still usually make this one most mornings, but I've upped the water to two cups!