Cleansing and refreshing, this smoothie is a perfect breakfast accompaniment or morning snack. Almond milk and peanut butter make it deliciously satisfying, whilst wheat grass, green tea, maca and more give your body the boost it needs.
Health supplements or anything like that haven’t really been anything I’ve gone in for before but I’ve been finding lately that my body has been feeling a bit sluggish and kind of full. A lot of this is likely down to spending a large portion of the day sat at my desk in a poorly ventilated office. It’s not so pleasant.
Getting out and about enjoying the spring weather (look out for plenty of Yorkshire-oriented posts coming up!) certainly helps but I’ve felt like I needed something a bit more. There seems to have been a lot of amazing-looking green smoothie recipes popping up in my WordPress feed recently, which is more than enough to convince me to give a green superfood supplement a go.
This peanut butter smoothie is my first go at branching out from simply mixing it with almond milk (also delicious!) but here are some more adventurous options on my to-try wishlist:
It’s hard to believe the third one isn’t a dessert… I feel like it could be!
The powder I have used contains a mix of various superfoods but you could substitute with any green mix of your choice or just one superfood powder. The ingredients each boast their own health benefits:
- Wheat Grass – cleansing, increases energy levels
- Green Tea Leaf – full of antioxidants
- Ashwagandha – promotes wellness, calming effects
- Hulled Hemp Seeds – improves digestion, reduces cravings for sugar and junk food, source of essential fats
- Flaxseed – source of fibre, lowers cholesterol levels
- Chia Seeds – controls hunger levels, high in fibre, rich in omega
- Maca Root – balances and improves mood, aids in healthy skin, increases energy levels
- Spirulina – increases energy levels, High in B-12, aids in healthy skin.
Now onto the recipe… you could easily whip this up in a blender in a few seconds. However, if you don’t really fancy giving yourself that sort of washing up in the morning try the method below.
Ingredients per smoothie:
10g green superfood powder
1tbsp no-added sugar peanut butter (I used Whole Earth)
250ml almond milk
- Add the peanut butter, green powder and a small splash of the milk to a large glass
- Using a fork, mix together to form a smooth paste
- Add the remaining milk, mixing well as you pour it in
Have you made green smoothies before? Do you think they have noticeable health benefits? Share your recipes below!