My morning smoothie for anyone looking for ingredient ideas


It takes me 30 to 40 minutes to prepare my smoothies in the morning. I’m always looking for new ingredients to add. The following list is what currently goes in the mix based on years of listening to health related podcasts. Two Vitamix bowls are prepared each morning and topped up with water only. Everything should be organic, if possible.

Moringa powder
sunflower seeds
nutritional yeast
pumpkin seeds
Shredded coconut
Lions mane powder
Cordycep powder
Matcha powder
Maca powder
Ashwaganda powder
Cocao powder or nibs
Wheat grass juice powder
hemp seeds
chia seeds
tumeric powder
cinnamon powder
Vegan protein powder
L-Glutamine powder
lemon rind
coriander leaves
curry leaves
mixed greens / kale / oregano leaves / other
red beets
chick peas
baked yams / sweet potatos
one raw egg including the membrane
Dried Fig
Dried Prunes
and water

Sometimes I’m out of stock on some of these ingredients but at least 90% of a combination of the above items are usually available. Many berries and veggies are frozen so a 1500 watt blender is needed. Marshalls and Winners are good sources for powders while Costco is a great source of whole food items and greens.


How did lion’s mane powder make it in there before beta alanine? What does it taste like?


I decided to add the fungi powders whenever I could find some at reasonable cost. A good series of videos from “Four Sigmatic”. The fungi did not add a flavour into the smoothie that stood out. Whenever I come across some powdered fungi, I get it, but I don’t go out of the way looking for it specifically.

I was adding L-carnatine until I ran out out of the batch I got. Most of the amino’s I figured I got from my diet. I don’t eat a lot of meat but when I do it is grass fed/organic/wild caught.

Most of the supplements I add are to make sure I’m not short on any minerals/vitamins/enzymes. If I think I’m getting enough from my diet, I don’t feel the need to add to the smoothie. I think the only time you will notice a difference from supplements is if your body is deficient. I try to add powders that are non-local and might have nutrients that we don’t get from a local diet.

Most of the supplements are there to ensure there is no deficiency. As an example, I added beets (sometimes arugula) a number of years ago because of the supposed performance gains from the nitrates. I never noticed a difference but I keep them in the mix because I liked the taste.


For real? 30 to 40 minutes every morning to prepare a smoothie? :thinking:


Yup… Lots of washing, peeling, chopping, filling up the dispensary with goods from storage, and clean up.

I like them thick and eat them with a spoon.


crikey that’s a lot of stuff!

Mine is usually some very overripe bananas, peanut butter, milk and few ice cubes… takes about 30-40… seconds, drunk standing up before running out the front door for work or the school run, usually late!


Yep, quicker the better otherwise it defeats the objective.

Current staple is,

Big handful of kale
Small handful of frozen blueberries
A banana
Teaspoon of honey
Half pint of milk
40g of protein powder

Keeps me going after a tough workout.


No ginger? (supposedly helps w/ recovery)
If I can ask - how many grams (or appropriate measurement) of the following ingredients do you use in a single serving?

Red Beet root
Chia Seeds



Protein powder, oats, maple syrup, frozen berries, kale or spinach, water. Blend. Drink.

15 mins tops.


I measure my ingredients per Vitamix 50 oz blending bowl. No claim that I have researched optimal daily dosages but I would drink the full 50 oz each day. Matcha and Maca are both expensive so I try to ensure I get the nutrients without having excess nutrients flow through my body unabsorbed. Kind of a homeopathic approach.

Matcha 1/4 teaspoon
Maca 1/4 teaspoon
Pressure cooked Red Beets approx 1.5 cubic inches
Chia Seeds 1 tablespoon

No ginger in the smoothie but it is a regular part of my diet.