Last week I wrote a post about Maca Powder, an energizing super food that is made from a turnip-like root. Maca Powder tastes terrible on its own, and really needs a lot to cover up itsstrong, sort of moss-like flavor. Enter the smoothie.
Smoothies are awesome because they can pack a nutritional punch in a portable, easy to consume drink. The Green Monster smoothie is a particular favorite, as it's a great way to get tons of vegetables in the form of spinach into your breakfast, but you can play around with different combinations to keep things interesting.
In this smoothie, I combined 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup watermelon, 1/4 cup of plain kefir, 1/2 teaspoon of maca powder, 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, a handful of kale and about 1/2 cup of almond milk. Then I let it blend for about a minute until it was completely smooth.
When eating anything with chia, it's important to consume whatever you made within 20 minutes. Chia seeds can soak up a lot of water and form a sort of gel or pudding-like consistency that is difficult to drink.
I'd love to know what your recipes for morning smoothies are!