Just looking at this drink makes you think of health! Absolutely full of colour and flavour, this superfood smoothie offers countless benefits for our bodies.Maca powder – Maca is high in antioxidants and studies have shown that it has been able to improve libido and sexual function, as well as naturally balance hormones.Turmeric powder – Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. The most researched compound is curcumin, which holds powerful anti-inflammatory effects.Raw honey – a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurised sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Raw honey contains natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals, and is a great source of disease fighting flavonoids.Goji berries – rich in vitamin C, goji berries have held superfood status for well over a decade now. Whilst being low in calories, Gojis are also loaded with beta-carotene, a pigment found in plants and fruits, which can help promote healthy skin.Hemp seeds – a complete source of protein, hemp seeds are a fantastic way to give a nutritional boost to your smoothie. Not only do hemp seeds contain all 20 amino acids, they also provide each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.Coconut water – full of electrolytes, coconut water is one of the perfect beverages to re-hydrate after a workout.Coconut oil – high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which go straight to the liver and can be used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones (by-products of the body using fat for energy).Ginger – used as a natural remedy for thousands of years, ginger contains an array of important nutrients.Lemon – lemons are packed with health benefits. They act as immune boosters due to their high vitamin C content, as well as being rich in potassium, magnesium and copper. The acidic properties of lemon juice also stimulate the production of digestive juices such as bile. Bile is vital for digesting fats and is the primary mechanism through which the liver cleanses and detoxifies.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (an alternative option is MCT oil if you have this at home)
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp organic turmeric powder
- 1 thumb-sized knob of grated ginger
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 2 cups coconut water
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/2 tbsp bee pollen
- 1/2 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- Pour all ingredients for the smoothie into a blender or food processor.
- Blitz into a smooth liquid and pour into glasses.
- Serve with ice. Add the bee pollen, goji berries and hemp seeds as toppings and enjoy!
CNM recommends the use of organic ingredients. Recipe by Lauren Windas.