Healing Superfood Hemp & Maca Smoothie with banana, ginger and mango

Superfood smoothies are my favourite way to start the day! I always feel so honoured that I am able to gift my body with the benefits of these little treasures. They give me a sustained boost of energy and flood my system with a wonderful vibrancy to keep me energised all morning long.

I don’t like to go a day without my maca

Everyone who knows me, knows that I don’t like to go a day without my maca. I’m a bit of a sensitive person… so I get startled, frazzled, disturbed by the loud, brash and often over-bearing stimuli in our fast-pace, dog-eat-dog modern world.

My fight or flight goes on overdrive and my adrenals go bonkers! Maca however, is my saving grace. I like to slip it in at some point during the day (usual breakfast). It’s a well known adapotagen, something that helps us cope in stressful situations – physically, mentally and energetically.

Maca is well known for supporting and regulating the endocrine system in both men and women. Read my in depth article about it here: All About Maca

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 Blast away any nasties with fresh ginger

In this smoothie I am using a good dose of fresh organic ginger to blast away any nasties that might be lingering in the air. Ginger is a super “anti-anything nasty” (anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-nasty-bacterial), so I’ve become a bit partial to using it in abundance in my cuisine. More on ginger here: Why ginger is so awesome?

Ginger gives smoothies a delicious ‘kick’

A well rounded dose of superfood protein

Hemp Protein Powder gives me a well rounded dose of superfood protein. Although admittedly, with my way of eating I am not concerned about my protein intake (never have been in all my 22 years on a super-healthy plant-based diet). I often use hemp in its whole hulled form too.

Hemp is a tried and tested superfood, brimming with anti-oxidants and health-supporting properties. If you are interested check out my article health benefits of hemp seed for more on that.

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Spoon it or sip it – whatever you feel like

You don’t have to serve this in a bowl, unless you want to add lots of extra goodies like granola, fresh fruits and whole nuts, seeds and eat it with a spoon. It works perfectly well in a glass if you want to sip it instead.

Healing Hemp Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Healing Hemp Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Yield: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A healing mango, banana smoothie bowl made with superfoods like hemp protein powder, ginger, maca.

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 100g (1 cup) frozen mango
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon hemp protein powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon gelatinazed maca powder
  • Up to 200ml rice milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon tahini
  • Sprinkle of hulled hemp seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a jug blender and blend until creamy smooth.
  • Use less liquid if you want it to be super thick.
  • Pour in a glass and drink as a smoothie or alternatively pour into a bowl, dress with granola, chopped fruit and a sprinkle of hulled hemp seeds and enjoy with a spoon.
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    2 Comments

    1. Becky Striepe November 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      This looks incredible, Trinity! I could use a glassful of this smoothie today.

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