Superfoods Smoothie

This power smoothie has lots of brain booster vitamins and minerals to get your mind going in the morning and stress buster nutrients to keep your mood up all day!


1 banana, preferably frozen. OR use 1 ripe pear
3 Tbsp hemp seeds (Optional but awesome!)
1 tsp matcha powder
Water or coconut water up to the 8 oz mark on the blender, 
1-3 tsp bee pollen


By adding frozen banana pieces, your smoothie is nice and cold without having have your blender mulch up ice cubes! Pop all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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stefan45, posted on July 14, 2015

I think I had bee pollen once and got a crazy allergic reaction. I'm allergic to lots of kinds of pollen but not bees. I can do local honey no problem .. is that an acceptable substitute?

OmAmy, posted on September 25, 2014

I find for the bee pollen that I am still at 1 tsp. if I have more than that I get an upset stomach. Powerful stuff! Also my husband is allergic to bee stings and the pollen gives him a reaction at any amount, so if you have allergy beware!
Thank you

CherryBlossom, posted on September 25, 2014

I also tried this one with the cleanse and it was delicious! Thank-you for sharing!

evagajda55, posted on September 25, 2014

yogagrammie, posted on September 25, 2014

I've tried your recipe before Andrea! Thank you. Namaste <3

lassyro, posted on September 25, 2014

@andreapotter thanks for answering the question about bee pollen. I have yet to try it, so now I have a good recipe to give it a whirl. Have a wonderful day!

Mommaarwa, posted on January 14, 2014

Hi Andrea Potter, I cannot find either matcha or spirulina, what can I use to replace for both smoothies on day 3? How about green leafy veggies like spinach and kale?

frasern, posted on January 10, 2014

How should hemp seed be stored? (freezer, cupboard, etc)

andreapotter, posted on January 8, 2014

@yin4ever Bee pollen has lots of benefits, but mainly it is very high in B vitamins, and can also help to ward off fatigue, reduce sugar cravings and treat seasonal allergies. There is no food exactly like it, but for B vitamins, most every fruit and veggie- especially when eaten raw- is a source. So eating a variety of colours and types of produce will keep your stress-busting B vitamins in check.

andreapotter, posted on January 8, 2014

@CherryBlossom good question, actually: ) I usually add a protein to it if it is for breakfast- so hemp seeds, yogurt or an egg on the side. It isalso a nice pick me up instead of coffee in the afternoon.

yogiibee, posted on January 6, 2014

sounds delicious! Putting this on my shopping list, just have to bear the -15 weather!

CherryBlossom, posted on January 6, 2014

Alright, need almost every ingredient but frozen banana but can't wait to try this. Is this smoothie meant to replace breakfast (probably a stupid question just want to know if all the nutritional "Requirements" of a meal is met or if I should have an egg with it haha).

yin4ever, posted on January 6, 2014

andrea, what would you recommend in place of the bee pollen. I am vegan. thanks!

legendaryminds, posted on January 6, 2014


kathyslp, posted on January 6, 2014

Sounds good! I'll have to try it sometime.

tmarie1024, posted on January 6, 2014

this smoothie sounds amazing! Cant wait to try it!

andreapotter, posted on January 6, 2014

If you don't find matcha at a health food store or organic grocer near you, you can order it online from
I order bulk herbs from them and they are of very high quality. Great organic company from Oregon, USA.

andreapotter, posted on January 6, 2014

@dwp31 matcha is a powdered Japanese green tea; super high in antioxidants and is alkalizing (for disease protection), it also gives you a boost of energy.

bboden, posted on January 6, 2014

Sounds yummy.

pennyspicerocks, posted on January 6, 2014

This is yummy stuff!

4haweaters, posted on January 6, 2014

@dwp31 I removed my comment as I answered my own question. Matcha powder is a super fine ground green tea. You can sub with ground up green tea leaves although they say the actual powder is best. The benefits are mentioned in the video....same benefit as green tea, I think.

dwp31, posted on January 6, 2014

I was about to ask the same questions about Matcha powder? What is it? Benefits? Thanks.

mojcah, posted on September 26, 2014

Hi, Matcha is the top quality Japanese green tea, specially grown in shade so the nutrients are more concentrated than in regular leaves. After picking the leaves they remove the stems and even the leaf veins and only grind the soft leaf tissue into a fine powder with a stone mill. So it's super concentrated in nutrients and a particular amino acid that appears in tea - theanine - which acts to calm our central nervous system. So while the caffeine in tea keeps you alert and awake, the theanine balances it out and keeps you serene :) I personally love it! And it also tastes delicious.This is if your matcha is top quality, they also make it in other countries but it cannot compare to original Japanese (best ones are made in Uji near Kyoto), in flavour or benefits.

honeyboo14, posted on January 6, 2014

I will def try it!

yogagrammie, posted on January 6, 2014

Sounds great! Can't wait to try it!

candicerw, posted on January 6, 2014

Love the sounds of this smoothie can't wait to go out and buy the ingredients!

yourcloud, posted on January 6, 2014

Delish recipe, can't wait to try it!

connieSPN, posted on January 20, 2013

This smoothie looks awesome-I'm a huge matcha fan, I'm trying this for sure.

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