Thursday, May 2, 2013

Green Banana Pick-Me-Up


It's Thursday, 4:30.  I'm just home from work, tired from a night of little sleep, and feeling an overwhelming urge to dive into a bag of anything chocolate and lie down.  Sugar comas, however, have been my BFF for a little too long and I'm really trying to clean up my act.  So rather than lie on the couch with a tub of peanut butter and a bag of chocolate chips, I'm having this delicious banana smoothie.  The maca is kind of a fancy-pants ingredient that you might not have on hand, so feel free to leave it out.  However, I strongly recommend that you look into incorporating maca in your diet, as it is known to help nourish the adrenal system, increase vitality, improve sexual function (hello!), and promote hormonal balance.  It's also rich in iodine and B12.  Not too shabby, maca, not too shabby.  If even one of those things is true, I'm in.


INGREDIENTS

1 frozen banana
1 to 2 cups loosely packed cup of baby greens
1 cup plant milk
1 cup ice
1 tsp maca powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
(optional:  stevia to taste to sweeten if necessary)

  • Blend all ingredients in a high-power blender until smooth.  Enjoy!  Serves 1.

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