To the max Green smoothie
Why haven’t I used wheat grass and spirulina before with the great properties these two ingredients have to offer? I just don’t know but better late than never!!
I have heard that wheat grass shots can cost up to $5, just crazy although by no means I consider the container I bought cheap, more economical yes, but not cheap. The container I bought contains 30 servings, and was $17.99, but I know it will last us for a while. In any event, I think it is much better than $5 dollars a shot for sure!!
The texture of the smoothie was really ideal with the avocados and frozen bananas, which by the way it was the first time I used avocados for smoothies, and I really liked it. Also, if you like, you can add some fresh mint to give the smoothie a more refreshing taste…..just a thought :-)
Properties of two of the powerful ingredients used in this smoothie
Spirulina: Is a water plant (Seaweed)
- Contains high concentrations of 18 Vitamins and Minerals
- Rich in Chlorophyll
- Contains ALL essential amino acids
- 65% of Spirulina is Protein
- Rich in gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) – an anti-inflammatory Omega 6 Fatty Acid
- 100x the Vitamin A of Carrots
- 50x the Iron of Spinach
- 10x the Beta Carotene of Carrots
- 7x the Calcium of Milk
- 6x the Protein of Eggs
- 3x More Iron Than Beef
- Rich in Phytonutrients and antioxidants
- Detoxifies the liver
- Cleanses the colon
- Leads to a tangible energy boost
- Boosts the immune system
- Purifies blood as Chlorophyll has similar molecular structure to hemoglobin – a component of blood
- Very rich in chlorophyll
- Contains 97 enzymes, vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals in treatment of cancer
- Contains more protein per once than beef.
This smoothie is definitely a keeper :-) The nutritional value on this smoothie is just out of this world so I hope you try it. If you are interested in drinking your nutrition here are other smoothies you may like as well:
This smoothie was very creamy and thick. If you like it more liquid/juice like consistency stay tuned for other variations I will be making with this :-) By the way I didn’t use chia seeds this time around, I forgot :-)
These could also be frozen really well and eaten as a treat. The kids would love them….or at least mine do :-)
This smoothie is packed with great properties. The honey and the ginger of set the wheat grass flavor which it simply tastes like grass, not my kind of flavor :-)
Next time I use wheat powder I think I will also add parsley that has great antioxidant properties, and mint and ginger as well as lemon juice to mask the wheat grass flavor. It will be a more juice texture type of smoothie so stay tuned!!
to the max green smoothie
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 4-6 servings
2 tablespoons wheat grass powder
1/2 tablespoon spirulina powder
3 cups fresh spinach
2 frozen bananas
4 cups almond milk, more if you like, any other type of milk will also work
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped, I used ginger powder since I did not have any fresh on hand
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup flax seed meal, optional, I use it sometimes
Place all of the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately!
Nutrition facts are calculated based on 4 servings. This is high in magnesium, manganese, vitamin A, B6 and and vitamin C. You can decrease the sugar content by adding 2 tablespoons of honey instead and it will give 30 g of sugar, 53g total of carbohydrates.