The Best Superfood Green Smoothie I’ve Ever Made

I’ve made a lot of blender drinks in the last 15 years.
 
Counting protein shakes, Bulletproof coffee, bone broth lattes, and greens drinks, I’d say I’ve racked up my proverbial 10,000 hours required for mastery. 
 
Hell, most of that probably came from a stretch back in 2008 when I consumed nothing but protein shakes for 28 days, sometimes using the blender 4-5 times a day. (It was the Velocity Diet and while it was effective, it’s not something I recommend or wish to repeat.)
 
I’m confident in saying that I’ve burned through 10 or more blenders in that time, everything from $20 Target specials to $400 Blendtec’s who canisters ended up cracking.
 
I’ve made my share of winning combinations and I’ve choked down a lot of losing recipes never to be repeated.
 
So when a new combination of pulverized superfoods makes me stop and take notice, I feel like it’s worth sharing. 
 
What I’m about to share with you is the best tasting “greens” smoothie I’ve ever made. It only took me 15 years to figure out how to make a green smoothie taste this good…please enjoy!
 

The Recipe:

Combine everything in a blender and enjoy.
 
** Despite the “green smoothie” classification, the beet root powder and blueberries give this shake a pink-purple color. **

The Benefits of the Superfood Ingredients

Broccoli Sprouts – they fight cancer [1], reduce inflammation [2], and since they’re baby broccoli plants, you’re eating the whole damn plant – ensuring you get more of the goodness Mom always told you broccoli contained.
 
Wild Blueberries – The wild variety has a greater ORAC content than non-wild (3-5X higher in that study –>) [3] because wild plants have to fight for their lives, making them more robust, resilient, and loaded with higher levels of brain boosting, cancer-fighting polyphenols
 
Maca Powder – A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, the ancient Mayan powerfood Maca is an adaptogen that contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals (more calcium than milk) [4] and may support energy, hormones, and antioxidant levels in the body [5, 6, 7]
 
PaleoEthics Super Greens – I’m always on the hunt for a greens powder that contains no added sugar and as few grasses (barley, wheatgrass, etc) as possible. This is harder to find than you might expect. That’s why I was pretty pumped to find (and taste) this product from PaleoEthics. Why do I try to avoid grasses? I don’t want a product loaded with barley, oats (I’m intolerant), and other grasses. I want the good stuff – the superfood veggies. Aside from the fact that grasses common allergens, [8] I’m a human, not a cow. I have 1 stomach, not 4. Oh, and dogs. Dogs eat grass to induce vomiting. Not exactly research-backed, but sometimes Grandmother and her folk advice hold water.
 
 
Natural Stacks Prebiotic+ – This resistant starch complex provides prebiotic fiber, or food for our probiotics, the good bacteria in our microbiome that contribute to normal, healthy digestion, brain function, and neurotransmitter production. Replacing 5% of dietary carbohydrates with resistant starches has been show to improve body composition and metabolic function. [9]
 
Bee Pollen – Many nutrition experts list bee pollen among their top superfoods, citing it’s potential benefits as improved energy, digestion, hormones, immune function, even allergy alleviation. [10]
 
Beet Root Powder – a true performance enhancer, a daily dose of beet root juice (or powder) has been shown to improve exercise endurance and decrease blood pressure in elderly populations [11]