Adrenal Power Smoothie

by lydia on June 9, 2016

So many people today are at the effect of tired, exhausted energy glands. Aka: the adrenal glands and thyroid. Perhaps you are familiar with the term ‘adrenal fatigue’, if not then maybe chronic fatigue or even just plain old lack of energy will resonate with you.

I work with people who are ‘burned out’ on a daily basis to help improve their energy and restore their minerals (through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis game plans). I’ve found that starchy veggies can be quite invigorating and provide a ton of nutrients that you can’t get from the typical American fare (of processed carbs and more processed carbs).

I’m a big fan of smoothies for their convenience but also because you can pack a ton of nutrition into one glass in a much easier to digest form as well.  I created my adrenal power smoothie with both fruit and veggies to provide quicker burning carbs, antioxidants, minerals and the bile supporting power of one of my favorites: beets. I even threw in some superfoods like turmeric and maca for an extra boost! This really has quite a zip to it and I think you will really feel energized once you try it. I know I’m hooked!

Adrenal Power Smoothie Recipe

Juice: 7 organic carrots, 3 small beets, 7 small kale leaves, half an organic lemon, 1-inch piece of ginger, tiny piece of fresh turmeric (if you can find it).

Then in a blender, add 1 cup organic frozen cherries, 1-2 scoops protein powder (such as collagen peptides or whey protein powder), 1 Tbsp of ground chia or flax (if you tolerate this kind of fiber), 1 tsp maca (great for low sex drive), and a pinch of sea salt. Turn the blender on high and blend for 2 minutes. While blending, add 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil.

If you want a thicker smoothie, start with 1 cup of the juice and add more to get it to the thickness you prefer.

That’s it -feel free to tweak it if there are ingredients you do not have around like fresh turmeric or maca or leave out the flax/chia entirely! Enjoy!

Find me on Instagram where I share more of my awesome smoothie inspiration –


P.S. How crazy cool and apropo is my smoothie glass?!



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Kelly Matsudaira June 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

Sounds like what I need to get my energy up. Can’t wait to try it!

lydia June 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

Energy = fuel aka: food 😉

Carol@studiobotanica June 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

Don’t you just love the colour?
I make one that’s almost identical, but substitute maca with Spirulina.
Do you like that idea, Lydia?
Yes.. It changes the colour a little, but I don’t have maca and do have Spirulina powder
In any case.. It’s a mighty powerful nutrient boost and TASTY too!
Thank u for sharing!

lydia June 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

I do love it Carol! I think this smoothie can be varied in a number of ways!

linda spiker June 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Gorgeous recipe! Pinned to my smoothie board!

lydia June 12, 2016 at 8:45 am

Thanks Linda – I hope you enjoy it!

Maya | Wholesome Yum June 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Looks delicious!

Cletus Eze June 12, 2016 at 9:12 am

Do you have schisandra? How do I have one

Debra E August 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Do you have to include some black pepper to make the tumeric more absorbable by your body? Or is there something else to help your body up-take the tumeric better?

lydia August 18, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Fat helps with turmeric absorption along with the black pepper and ginger – Pure Indian Foods talks about it here:

Lisa Sommers September 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

We love smoothies here too, but I don’t have a juicer :-( Not sure that I could blend carrots enough to make them disappear into a smoothie without a juicer.

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