A smoothie is something very simple, and probably not worth a recipe. But I must admit, that I have had some really terrible smoothies while living here in CH. Watered down with too much ice, too chunky from apple, too sour from lemon, too milky, etc. In CA a smoothie is treated like a meal in itself, completely balanced with the right amount of fruit or veg, a protein kick, an immune boosting element and a secret ingredient or two that make you genuinely satisfied and full.
A smoothie is also a great way to get ingredients in your kids quickly. We make a variety here at home in our Vitamaster, but the one below has been on repeat lately.
During the time of my pregnancies, I gave up coffee and most other forms of caffeine. Not because I believed that my babies would pop out with a similar hipster-quality cappuccino addiction (I am looking at you, ViCafe!) I just didn't feel good on it anymore. So I began the journey into adaptogens. Postpartum life also gave me hormonal mood swings and imbalanced adrenals. The addition of Ashwagandha, Reishi, Maca, Cordyceps, and Prash combinations helped me (in moderation).
I am not going to educate you on how to use adaptogens. There is plenty of information out there on it. Just start small and pay attention to the subtle changes. But do follow my girl Bri @seed.leaf.life for amazing adaptogenic inspiration. Also Lee From America has a great beginners guide.
I buy mine from stores in California on my bi-annual trips home to the states. But a great website for those of you in CH is HERE.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen or fresh wild blueberries
1/2 cup nut milk or yogurt + water combination
1 T coconut butter OR almond butter
1 heaping T cocoa nibs
1 heaping T gogi berries
1/2 scoop Collagen Pepitides
1/2 t prash combination
1/4 t reishi
1/4 t mangostein + hibiscus powder
Blend all together starting on low and moving upwards until completely blended. Add more water or milk if your smoothie is too thick. And I can highly suggest investing in glass or bamboo straws. We have had ours for several years. Easy to clean, fun to use and less to throw away!