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 (see my blender recommendations), 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 RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.