I’ve tried loads of green powders over the last few years and I find them all hard to choke down, whether I take a quick shot mixed in oj, have a chaser, or blend it in a huge green smoothie full of fruit. Those are almost the worse because not only can you taste the horse hay but all the beautiful fruit and spinach combo has been tainted. I still can’t believe how magical this little concoction tastes. It is delicious, creamy, nutrient dense, and comforting.
The other day I decided to use some of my sample stash up that had been hanging around. The coconut oil is from last year’s veg fest. Gasp! The ORAC Green Super Food is from an Amazing Grass order from more than a few months ago. I kept them for travel supplies but then haven’t brought them or haven’t used them up while traveling.
Although this started out as a smoothie it’s almost more of a comforting coffee drink substitution. When I added the coconut oil, I also filled my taller tribest cup about half way with hot water from our electric tea kettle. I didn’t want the coconut oil, which solidifies when cold to solidify. I’ve added it to smoothies before and even blended I can taste these little oily pebbles, they also stick to the sides of the blender when cold. I thought just a drop of very hot water would do the trick. The drop became substantial but no worries because it was fantastic.
Here’s the gist of the recipe:
My Sure-Fire Way to Drink Green Powder Supplements
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon spirulina
- serving of green powder of choice
- 1 tablespoon honey or sweetener of choice
- couple teaspoons to 1 tablespoon coconut oil or coconut butter
- 1/2 jar of hot water
- 1/2 jar of almond milk
- dropperful of a flavored stevia (I don't always add this but it's a nice pop)
- Blend until dissolved and creamy! Use a personal blender, regular blender or high speed blender. I've been using my large cup to my tribest personal blender.
My green powders have consisted of several teaspoons, if you're using one that is 1/4 cup or more per serving, this may need some adjustment, like the addition of a 2nd banana.
After the first mug of this, I’ve had it 3 more times. It does end up being a meal replacement with maybe a larger fruit snack an hour or two later.
This one I forgot to add the maca but it was still delicious! It was my first time trying Amazing Grass’s Barley, Wheat Grass, and Alfalfa blend – also very good. The other thing I like about my tribest personal blender is the plastic ring converter that allows me to blend using any of my regular mouth ball jars. Makes it very convenient when my 2 cups are in the dirty pile.
This was today’s blend. When I bought the Amazing Grass Wheat Grass a few months ago, I also bought their Green Super Food. I don’t like either of those products mixed with my green smoothies (fruit and greens) but I do like them in this brew. I don’t know if it’s the warm water or the coconut oil but the powdery texture has disappeared. I could see both of those ingredients helping as the hot water probably help dissolves it better while the coconut oil adds the silky texture.
Benefits of the above ingredients:
- Organic Local Honey [source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing]:
- Antiseptic properties
- Contains carbohydrates, minerals, b-complex vitamins, and vitamins C, D, and E
- Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil [source]:
- Contains lauric acid which is great at reducing and preventing heart disease related problems
- Increases metabolism
- Helps absorption of other nutrients, minerals, etc
- Strengthens the immune system and promotes good digestion with its antimicrobial properties
- Spirulina [source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing]:
- Protects the immune system
- Helps with cholesterol reduction
- Aids in mineral absorption
- High level of protein
- A source of B12, iron, essential amino acids, chlorophyll, and more
- Organic Maca Powder [source]:
- Increases libido
- Supports the adrenal system
- Contains sufficient amounts of proteins, fiber, fatty acids, iron and calcium
Notice anything different in my pictures?? Perhaps the beautiful yellow walls? We’ve recently moved! We’re still in Portland and in an even MORE walkable area than before.
Meet my new kitchen!!! It has a dishwasher, a nice big window, lots of counter space, and beautiful walls. I am so ecstatically happy!
This was our old kitchen. Blarg! If I was able to make as many delicious creations in that hell hole of a kitchen this last year, I can only imagine what I’ll come up with in a creatively inspiring space this next year.
I would love to know how you enjoy your green powders or if this blend worked for you AND what your kitchen raves and complaints are?! Stay tuned for a post on how I handled that small kitchen.