Superfood-Packed Smoothie Recipe

We’re sharing a smoothie recipe every day this week. Why? Because it’s January, that first month of the new year when we’re all a little more health-conscious. And because Cindy Palusamy, founder of London juice bar The Juicery, has published a cookbook of over 150 drinkable jolts of wellness (Rizzoli). Called Juice Blend Taste, it features recipes for fruit and vegetable juices, booster shots, smoothies, soups, nut milks, herbal sodas, and teas, culled from over 50 of the world’s top nutrition experts. So sip away!


Sexy Superfood Smoothie
from Saimaa Miller, naturopath and author, Aussie Body Diet and Detox Plan, Aussie Body Diet Pty. Ltd.
Makes one serving

Think of this as the most nutritious, healthful chocolate shake you could ask for: lightly sweetened with frozen banana and maple syrup, flavored with deep, dark raw cacao and pure vanilla.

1 1⁄2 cups (350 ml) almond nut milk, preferably homemade
1 small banana, chopped and frozen
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt

Recommended supplement:
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder

Blend all the ingredients together. Serve immediately.

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Do you make smoothies at home?