A superfood green smoothie recipe made with spinach and blueberries for a powerful eye-opening anti-oxidant boost, along with bananas and a bit of ice to round it all out. The spinach adds plenty of protein, but if you wanted to give it even more of a protein boost, you could add a little vegan hemp protein powder, or even just a handful of hemp seeds or hemp hearts.
Note that unlike many smoothie recipes, this one doesn't call for any sweetener, as the ingredients are all-natural and unprocessed whole foods. If you want to add something to sweeten it up, I'd recommend a date (soak it in water first to soften it up a bit) or a pinch of stevia to keep this smoothie recipe as healthy and unprocessed as possible.
This blueberry spinach superfood smoothie is a raw vegan superfood meal in a green smoothie package and is suitable for anyone on a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, raw-vegan or low-fat diet.
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- 1 banana
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup liquid (see recipe note below)
- 1 cup spinach (fresh)
Recipe Note: If you're eating a raw food diet, use water or another raw liquid, such as cashew milk or fresh squeezed juice that you have on hand. If you're not concerned about eating raw, try apple juice or orange juice in this green smoothie recipe. Water, or any kind of milk substitute, such as coconut milk, almond milk or soy milk would also be just fine, of course.
Blend together the banana, ice cubes, blueberries and liquid until smooth. Add spinach and blend again until completely smooth and creamy.
No sweetener is needed in this recipe, as the blueberries carry the flavor and are plenty sweet on their own, but if you find this smoothie a bit too bland, try adding a touch of agave nectar to give it a bit more zing.
Looking for more breakfast ideas to help you add more raw, unprocessed vegan foods to your diet? You might also want to check out these raw vegan breakfast ideas, or, if you're skeptical that green smoothies aren't all they're cracked up to be, you might want to check out my take on the issue with this article: What are Green Smoothies? The Healthy Truth About Green Smoothies
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