If you can develop a great tasting smoothie, then the world of health opens up, mainly because it is a joy to have one (or 2 on my workout days) every day, as opposed to forcing it sown and struggling though it.
More importantly, this is the easiest way to get superfoods into your routine that might not be so practical without a smoothie, like Reishi Mushroom Powder and Black Sesame Seeds, two of the most potent superfoods on the planet for health and wellness.
Here is my current formula, which changes over time as I bring in new superfoods.
doug's every day "power smoothie" (also post-workout)
Long list I know ……Seldom do I get all these things in the smoothie,
Many of the powders and fruits I will take a break from for 3-4 month at a time….
Things in there all the time…1) Hemp Protein 2) Cacao 3) Frozen Fruit 4) Black Sesame Seeds
Half handful of Frozen Organic Strawberries
1 tbsp of Goji Berries
Handful of Organic Frozen Black Raspberries or Blueberries (healthy fruit, but helps give my smoothie a purple berry color as opposed to green color, which is not appealing to my eyes)
1/2 Handful of diced frozen Organic Bananas (to give it that "milk shake" texture when you get the right amount)
A little Organic Turmeric and Ginger powder
Steamed (then cooled) Broccoli, Kale and/or Swiss Chard (I don't overload because I want the Smoothie to still taste fruity, just a couple of Broccoli Crowns and stem slices and a few leaves of the greens. I've been using mainly frozen bagged Organic Broccoli lately, works well and has less taste)
1 tablespoon of Black Sesame Seeds
one organic apple core , when available, saved from an apple I ate, if I have one fresh or previously frozen (read why)
1 serving plant based protein such as nutiva hemp
1/2 tsp powdered Reishi Mushroom
1/2 tbsp red maca
1- 2 tablespoons of the most healthy unknown supefood, Baboab Powder
1 tablespoon of the superfood Moringa
Tablespoon of Lucuma Powder
(I like it because it is a whole food caramel tasting sweetener that allows me to use less organic frozen fruit & save money)
Teaspoon to Tablespoon of Maqui Berry Powder
(One of the powders I go off an on with because I can only have so much powder in the smoothie)
2 tbsp raw Cacao Chocolate Nibs
(I go off and on with Genesis Today Total Goji 100, Sea Buckthorn, Acai and Mangosteen, for a couple of months at a time, because they are so expensive, over $30 per bottle each. But they are incredible!!!!!)