The ultimate go-to smoothie recipe that supports liver detoxification, healthy digestive fire, a diverse gut flora, muscle growth, immune support, and building blocks for collagen synthesis.
Among the 1,000s of different variations of the green smoothie recipe out there on the internet and in books today this is by far my absolute favorite go to no matter what the occasion (meal replacement, detox, cleanse, post workout protein shake). The best part is that you can modify it to fit your exact needs and tastebuds. Not only is it packed with protein it is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and of course superfoods!
Brew one quart of strong tea*. Let the tea steep 10-15 minutes. Store it in the refrigerator. Tea options: Green tea, Nettle tea (e.g. Traditional Medicinals), Licorice tea, Tulsi tea (organic India), Detox tea, Yogi tea, Gaia tea.
Use 4-6 oz. of the above for your base liquid for your smoothie. Place it in a blender.
Add ½ cup of frozen blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries (organic).
Add a large handful of loose organic greens.
Add fresh ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, maca root, powdered greens.
Add 1/1/3 cup raw sunflower seed butter (with no sugar and organic), ¼-1/3 cup raw almond butter, 1 avocado, ½ c full fat coconut milk or 2 TBSP coconut oil if you are trying to gain weight. If you are trying to maintain or lose weight reduce the amounts of one of the fats previously listed (experiment and make sure you rotate them).
Add one to two tablespoons of ground flax seed (e.g. Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flax Meal) or chia seeds. Store extra ground flax seed in fridge. It will keep for 3-4 weeks.
Add Thorne or Designs For Health pea based protein powder and optional additional nutrients: green powder and Thorne fiber mend powder
Do not add ice
Blend until it is of the right consistency for you.
If you are struggling with losing weight it is important that you get a small amount of healthy fat, a ½ c serving of low sugar berries, and only use the brewed tea or water as the smoothie base.
If you are struggling to keep weight on, use larger amounts of fatty ingredients like cashews, avocados, oils, and coconut milk.
If you are trying to maintain your weight then focus on larger handfuls of veggies and a moderate amount of good fats.
Original recipe from Dr. Keesha