Mama Power Smoothie

Everyone seems to have a different time of the day when they are the most hungry. For me, that’s right in the afternoon, the middle of the day – definitely not in the mornings. So many things take my attention in the mornings, that breakfast is not big on the list. Thank God for smoothies! I can hide just about anything in them, make them an all-in-one meal that will last for hours. Kind of like soup – I could live on smoothies and soup.

Some tidbits about my smoothie ingredients:

I have in the recent months come across the amazing superfood of the Moringa Oleifera tree. The nutritional content of the leaves from this tree far outweigh any whole foods supplement. And the fact that it comes only from 1 plant instead of being put together from various food sources means all that more nutrients will be absorbed and utilized by your body. Needless to say, I have replaced all my vitamin supplements with this raw leaf powder. I can buy it in 1 pound increments for about $20; and it will last my entire family of 9 for over a month. The servings are: pregnant/lactating mama’s – 3 tsp twice a day; adults – 2 tsp twice a day; children 1 tsp twice a day. There are several places to buy this powder. I ordered from znaturalfoods.com but you could also order it on ebay of all places! I would of course contact the seller and ask about processing and source information.

Another tip for smoothie variety are the wonderful uses for frozen cubes. I have been pouring kefir into my ice cube trays, freezing them, and then storing in bags in the freezer. I have also frozen yogurt, fresh raw juices, water kefir, and even left over chocolate smoothies in cubes. These are great to use instead of frozen fruit or ice cubes. You can also cut up any fresh fruit and freeze it to add in the smoothies. So if you find organic fruit on sale, stock up!

Since I am doing the GAPS diet right now to heal my gut, my smoothies have coconut milk powder in them. I can’t wait to have my raw, fresh milk again though! I use the coconut powder because I have found that the canned coconut milk contains aluminum, which causes all sort of problems – including allergies, mental disorders, immune dysfunction, and more. So, yea, I just avoid any and all exposure to getting it into my system. I bought my coconut milk powder from the same place as the moringa, but there are lots of places to get it.

All ingredients go directly into my Magic Bullet; love fast results with minimal clean up. Here are some of my “green” smoothie concoctions:

Coconut Blueberry Smoothie

serves 1 adult, or 2 children

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 ounce Thai-Go (or other super berry concentrate) optional
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup coconut milk powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 raw egg yolks, from fresh, pastured well cleaned eggs
  • 3 teaspoons Moringa leaf powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1/2 banana or papaya pieces (optional)

Chocolate Coconut Goodness Smoothie

serves 1 adult, or 2 children

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 frozen ice cubes or kefir cubes
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup coconut milk powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 3 teaspoons Moringa leaf powder
  • 2-4 Tablespoons raw honey or pinch of stevia powder
  • 1/2 banana, organic (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher gelatin, 2 fresh, pastured egg yolks, or 2 Tablespoons fresh whey (optional)
Tropical Punch Smoothie
serves 1 adult, or 2 children
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup fresh mango, pineapple, or papaya
  • 1 banana
  • 3 water kefir cubes
  • a couple frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup filtered water (or a little more if too thick)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons Moringa leaf powder
  • 2-3 Tablespoons raw honey
  • optional add-in proteins: 1 Tablespoon kosher gelatin, 2 raw, pastured egg yolks, or 2 Tablespoons fresh whey
Mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. I enjoy these while taking care of little ones, doing school with the older children, or finishing up some morning chores. Have a healthy day!


2 thoughts on “Mama Power Smoothie

  1. Great recipies! We will have to try them! I’m wondering if I can put moringa in my 7 month old’s homemade goat milk formula? Have you heard of any problems with giving it to infants? Thanks! :)Annette

    • I would imagine so. Babies not breastfeeding could start on moringa around 6 months. I’d start the babe on a small amount to make sure it is tolerated well first. So, maybe 1/8 a tsp for a trial 8oz bottle. Then everyday total, baby would only need like 1/2-3/4 tsp daily (depending on their size). That could be spread out in each feeding to 1/8 or even 1/16 if desired. Hope that helps.

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