Broccoli and Banana Smoothie

You may be thinking, “broccoli and banana?!” Yes we know its an unlikely pair, however, this smoothie works out very nicely. The sweet creaminess of frozen bananas helps to smooth over any overly green flavor of broccoli. The spinach and spirulina are hardly even detectable, however they do contribute to the creaminess of texture. Maca and lucuma add a subtle maltiness that is quite delicious. The result is a thick, creamy smoothie packed to the brim with green nutrition! Top with bee pollen for an immune system boost as well as extra protein and B vitamins.

Ingredients

 

2 frozen bananas

1/2 head organic broccoli (preferrably the florets, but can also use some of the stems)

handful of spinach

1-2 tbsp spirulina

1-2 tbsp lucuma (optional)

1 tsp maca

1- 1 1/2 cups water

bee pollen, topping

 

Blend ingredients together in a high-speed blender until well combined and the broccoli is smooth and creamy. Serve in a tall glass, top with a sprinkle of bee pollen, and drink to that powerful, vital green energy!

 

Instructions

Marlie CentawerAbout Marlie Centawer

A living foods chef, certified Hatha yoga instructor, and health writer, Marlie Centawer is passionate about sharing the creative potentials of holistic plant-based cuisine through education. Marlie teaches cooking classes and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations on living foods. Her particular interests include the relationship between yoga and living foods for holistic wellness, and she is passionate about preparing raw vegan desserts, chocolates, elixirs, and smoothies. In addition to her popular raw food blog, Marlie has been featured in print and on numerous cooking websites,and is an active member of the raw-vegan community. For raw-vegan-gluten-free recipes, food photography, and restaurant reviews, visit her blog barefoot and frolicking

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