Typically in raw circles, expressions like “power food” refer to Himalayan berries and maca powder and deep sea algae. What I mean by it is pretty simple: foods that are nutrient dense, easy to assimilate, and that give a boost of energy and focus. Dark leafy greens, hemp, chia, and fruit add up to a killer morning smoothie. Contributed by Gena Hamshaw, from Choosing Raw. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)


Recipe type: Smoothie

Cuisine: Raw / healthy

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Serves: 1 to 2


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup frozen mango (or substitute fresh pears or berries)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (maybe slightly less, if you have a high speed blender)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide between 1 or 2 glasses and…

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