Superfood Green Smoothie is a delightful post workout recovery drink. It is a nutrition loaded powerhouse beverage with utmost combination of superfoods and greens.
This smoothie is definitely a desirable beverage after a workout and a natural way to consume all the goodness of proteins, carbohydrates and not to forget the good fats.
Rohit was running a full marathon last weekend. Therefore after his race he needed the protein shake. Hence, at that moment an idea struck me. So, I decided to give him some fresh healthy and nutritious drink instead of a store bought protein powder.
Easy steps to make Superfood Green Smoothie
I quickly blended cucumber, avocado, spinach, dates, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds along with some water and topped it with slivered almonds.
It was thick, creamy and full of nutrition. He gulped it down and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Surprisingly, he asked for another glass of it. He thoroughly enjoyed the second helping as well.
I was so encouraged that I decided to test this recipe once again. This time I retested this smoothie recipe on myself.
I blended Superfood Green Smoothie for myself the next day and drank it as my post workout recovery drink. It not only rejuvenated me but gave me back all my energy.
You can be super creative with this drink by altering the measurement of dates depending on your palate. Also feel free to add more cucumber to get the fresh and raw taste. Add more water to make it thinner or let it be creamy and thick. Or enjoy it as a smoothie bowl and drink your smoothie with a spoon. There are innumerable ways to enjoy it.
Ingredients for Superfood Green Smoothie
Cucumber – great to stay hydrated and nourished. Aides in weight loss and provides the required fiber.
Avocado – it consists of healthy monosaturated fatty acids. It’s a nutrient dense food and contains many essential vitamins and minerals.
Spinach – it is low in fat and low in cholesterol. It is the best source of magnesium and folate.
Dates – Helps in bone health promotes healthy heart.
Chia seeds – great egg substitute and versatile. Chia seeds are rich in fiber and minerals. It’s a great source of antioxidant.
Hemp seeds – Excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Also it’s extremely rich in vitamin E.
Flax seeds – They are high fiber super food. These seeds contain essential fatty acids and are known to have healthy heart effect. They also have estrogen and antioxidant qualities along with being rich in fiber.
Superfood Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber (peeled)
- 1/2 of whole avocado
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 pitted dates
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 1/2 cups cold water
- 1 tbsp slivered almonds
- In a blender combine all the ingredients (except slivered almonds) and blend well.
- Pour the smoothie into the serving glasses and mix in slivered almonds.
- Enjoy immediately.
- Feel free to adjust the amount of water depending how thin you want your drink. However this recipe is for a thick and creamy and easily drinkable with a straw. You can also make it thicker and enjoy it as a smoothie bowl.
- Also if you like your smoothie sweeter add couple of more dates while blending the smoothie.
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This was so good! The avocado makes it creamy and the dates add some sweetness. Very yummy!
Thank you Jen for trying this smoothie and appreciating it 🙂
What a beautiful and nutritious beverage. It’s perfect for post workout. Entering a marathon is a huge feat. I’m not that brave.
Karyl Henry says
This sounds really good! I’m always on the lookout for a good protein shake after my run, and this one is calling my name. I would probably thin it out just slightly, but I’m really liking all the ingredients in here and the vibrant green color
Chef Markus Mueller says
We eat chia and flax regularly, but have never really gotten into hemp seeds. I know they are good for you though. Since I have some spinach which is on the fritz ill have to pick up some hemp seeds and give this a try! Perfect after all those sweets we had over easter!
I love that this smoothie is actually healthy and not 500 calories like so many out there. And the color is just gorgeous!
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
Whenever I make a green smoothie, I always add avocado and spinach. Love the colour, and the creaminess from the avocado. I’ve never thought to add cucumber to my smoothies, so I definitely need to try that!