Jump-Start Your Morning With This Superfood Smoothie

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.
Certain unromantic things come with adulthood: putting away one’s laundry, paying one’s taxes, drinking one’s spinach.
Certain amazingly romantic things come with adulthood: eating a giant bowl of popcorn with truffle oil for dinner, painting one’s shoes in gold glitter, falling asleep on the couch while bingeing on episodes of The Shield.
It all balances itself out, and…if I might say, the scales definitely tip to the positive end when it comes to adultland. Just look at all this health! Greens on greens. Fruit: squared. Seeds and magic powder.This is a feel-good situation. Different from the feel-good nature of cheesecake, but similarly profound.
Let me tell you about the extras we’re working with.
Barley grass, wheat grass & alfalfa from Amazing Grass. It’s like adding a green powder bulldog to your body and health. Bulldogs are the picture of ferocious health…right? Single serving packets are also available. Rad.
Maca powder is derived from a Peruvian root. I like it for its mind and body energy boost.
Finally, chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, and fiber. All good things! When the dry seeds are combined with liquid they acquire a slightly gelatinous coating. Weird and awesome.
Spinach, Kiwi & Chia Seed Smoothie
Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies
1 1/2 cups almond milk, cold
1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut into chunks
Awesome Extras
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp wheat grass powder
1/2 to 1 tsp maca powder
1. In a blender, combine almond milk, spinach leaves, frozen banana chunks, and kiwi chunks.
2. Add some of the awesome extras if you’re so inclined. Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

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