Strawberry-Banana and Maca Smoothie

 


Other than a banana, I normally don’t put fruit in my smoothies.  I don’t really like my smoothies very sweet, but I had a bag of frozen organic strawberries in my freezer so I decided to add them with the banana to make a new protein smoothie.

This is the first time I made a smoothie using Homemade Almond Milk made with my Vitamix.

I had to leave my beloved boxed coconut milk behind when I found out it had questionable ingredients in it.

The almond milk was really good, but you could also use Homemade Coconut Milk if you prefer.

Hemp Oil is a regular addition to our smoothies because it has an ideal balance of Omega-3 to Omega 6 ratio which is 3:1.  And hemp oil, unlike flax has Super Omega-3 (SDA) and Super Omega-6 (GLA) which can help to metabolize fat.

I think it has a pretty good blend of nutrients and is a nice change from a green smoothie!

5 Fast Facts About Maca Powder:

  • increases libido, energy and stamina
  • beneficial to the circulatory system
  • can regulate hormonal imbalances
  • acts as an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant
  • enhances memory, learning and mental ability

5 Fast Facts About Raw Meal Replacement:

  • contains 34 g of raw, vegan protein
  • contains 13 raw organic sprouts
  • contains 4 organic cereal grass juices
  • contains 5 raw organic fruits
  • contains spirulina and chlorella

5 Fast Facts About Hemp Oil:

  • 7 g of omega-6 LA
  • 2.5 g of omega-3 ALA
  • 2 g of omega-9
  • 500 mg omega-6 GLA
  • 250 mg omega-3 SDA

5 Fast Facts About Bananas:

  •  high levels of tryptophan which helps combat depression
  • aids in weight loss
  • strengthens the immune system
  • high in fiber
  • helps to lower blood pressure

5 Fast Facts About Strawberries:

  • loaded with antioxidants
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains 21% manganese
  • helps fight cancer
  • excellent source of vitamin c

5 Fast Facts About Almonds:

  • regulates cholesterol
  • regulates blood pressure
  • high in antioxidants
  • loaded with protein, calcium and fiber
  • reduces the risk of heart disease

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Strawberry-Banana and Maca Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 cup organic strawberries
  • 1 scoop Raw Meal Replacement Powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic Hemp Oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic maca powder

Directions

Step 1 Put all ingredients in a Vitamix and blend until well combined.

Enjoy!

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2 comments to Strawberry-Banana and Maca Smoothie

  • zosia

    How many people do your smoothies feed? You don’t seem to include a serving size.

    Thanks!

    • Karielyn

      Hi Zosia! I’m sorry about the serving sizes…I’m really bad about that, especially with the smoothies.

      For this particular smoothie, it should be two servings (with approximately one cup each).

      I normally use one cup of milk per smoothie and this one has two.

      I’m going to go back through my smoothie recipes and add the serving size because I know that’s important to know when making them.

      Thanks for the question ;)

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