This smoothie has a creamy texture and mild berry flavor.
I drank this smoothie just before I did a 3-mile run and it kept me going strong. It’s great for a pre-run smoothie or morning pick-me-up!
I added raw maca powder to give this smoothie an extra boost of energy! Maca has a distinctive flavor so if it’s your first time using it, start with 1/2 tablespoon and gradually increase to the recommended serving size on the label as you become accustomed to the taste.
Berry-Avocado Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1/2 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils (or pitted cherries)
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 8 ounces (236 ml) filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 62% RDA
Vitamin C: 68% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.