Smoothies are such a tasty, refreshing way to enjoy a quick, filling snack. They’re also an easy vessel for consuming vitamins and nutrients found in spices, herbs, and produce like dark leafy greens. You can toss pretty much any powder or supplement into smoothie blends. This berry kale smoothie supplies needed nutrients in a hearty blend of frozen berries, kale, maca, and more.
It’s based off of the Raspberry Kale Maca LivBar, using the main three ingredients plus banana, dairy-free kefir, and coconut water. Blend it all to taste the inspiration, and finish it off with a textured bite and pull the flavors closer together by crumbling a Raspberry Kale Maca LivBar right on top! Nearly every ingredient contains protein, coming together for a filling and satisfying small meal or snack. Each ingredient also brings nourishing and necessary supplements, like vitamin C in kale and probiotics in kefir.
A lot of the vitamins and minerals found in this smoothie come by way of the maca: think B vitamins, iron, and potassium. Maca root is harvested from the maca plant and is considered a vegetable. It is native to the Andes in Peru and traditionally consumed for its medicinal properties like improved memory and energy. It’s even been studied for its effects on sex drive, too.
The root vegetable, which looks like a turnip, is considered an herb and can easily be incorporated into recipes and smoothies like this berry kale smoothie. To learn more about maca and how to incorporate it into your daily diet, check out our blog all about maca!
Just like in the Raspberry Kale Maca LivBar, we combine these foods for its flavor and nutrition. Banana and frozen berries blend well as a fruity base alongside dark leafy kale, protein rich kefir, maca, and coconut water for that smooth consistency. Try it in a bowl for easy scooping, or pour it into a serving glass before finishing with that crumbled LivBar.