Last night, I got home from my workouts feeling fly but also feeling a smoothie!
When my body craves something, I respond to it, even if it’s not the generally “acceptable” time for it. So yes, most people have smoothies for breakfast, but if my body craves it for dinner, that’s what’s acceptable to me.
If you want to know more about my take on cravings, read this post for all the deets: Everything You Need To Know About Cravings & How To Curb Them Wisely!
Now, back to this smoothie.
MORINGA + ASHWAGANDHA are the stars of the show, but I also threw in fresh spinach, frozen butternut squash to cut sugar content & to boost fibre, just 1/4 frozen banana for natural sweetness, creamy goals & potassium, homemade hemp milk & a few other goodies!
MORINGA is nature’s multivitamin & one of the world’s most nutrient-dense plants! It contains over 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants & tons of amino acids & fights gut health issues, certain types of cancer & diabetes. It’s also very anti-inflammatory, which makes it heart & brain healthy & supports healthy liver detoxification. Its antimicrobial & antibacterial properties make it great for overall immunity & fighting infection. It’s rich in fibre, plant protein, iron, vitamin A + K, E, calcium & magnesium.
ASHWAGANDHA is an ancient medicinal herb & adaptogen that reduces anxiety & makes the body better able to cope with stressful situations by modulating hormone production by the adrenal glands. It also boosts energy, physical endurance, muscle mass & strength, helps improve thyroid health due to its hormone balancing effects, protects the brain from degeneration & boosts immunity by increasing white blood cell production. As some of you may already know, ashwagandha is my medicinal herb of choice for coping with my anxiety & it has literally done wonders for me!
So now you get it, that’s why these babies are the star of the show in this smoothie!
- Huge handful fresh spinach
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 1 tsp. ashwagandha root
- 1 tsp. moringa leaf
- 1/4 cup grass-fed organic Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup homemade hemp milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- Ceylon cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
- 1/3 cup frozen butternut squash
- Bee pollen for topping
- OPTIONAL: 1 scoop protein or collagen powder
- Add the ingredients to your blender & blend until combined.
- Add some ice or protein powder / collagen to thicken.
- Top with bee pollen & enjoy!