Morning Mana

I know it’s a little bit naff to talk about green smoothies, I mean everybody is doing it. And actually that is exactly the reason why for so long I wouldn’t try them. I thought, ‘blechhh, that sounds horrible’ and had a reaction to the trendiness of it.

Then one day, something happened. I read what was in it at this really nice little cafe and it sounded good. I mean, it sounded really good. So I tried it. And now, whammo, I’m hooked. Instead of my daily coffee, I get up and make my daily green smoothie. I actually feel weird if I don’t have it.

The thing that makes my smoothie extra special is that I add Mana Blend to it.

I don’t want to go on and on about it at you, so I’ll just encourage you to try it. I have felt a very positive change from using Mana Blend in my morning ritual. The main thing I’ve noticed is just more energy and a kind of more positive disposition carrying me into my day.

Here’s the recipe I’ve been using – of course modify to taste. All my ingredients are organic as much as I can get them. This recipe serves 2 in large glasses.

1 banana
2 kale leaves, green curly bits without the thick stem
Half an orange, thick orange peel sliced off (but leave the white pith)
2 slices of fresh pineapple (spiky skin cut off)
1 small handful of mint leaves (to faste)
1 small handful of parsley
1 tablespoon of black chia seeds
1 tablespoon of wheatgerm
1 teaspoon of stone-ground flax seed
1 cups coconut water
1 cups filtered water
2 dessert spoons Mana Blend (or maca powder)

I tend to put the fruit at the bottom of the blender and the rest on top and blend for a good minute or two to grind up the chia seeds properly – though it depends on your blender. I just use a normal blender like this one.

Obviously you can substitute banana for avocado, or kale for spinach or any other number of modifications.

Please comment below or get in touch with your comments and opinions on the recipe. I love to try new things!


Alena Turley is an Australian mentor for mothers. Founder of the pioneering blog, the Soul Mama Hub, her wellbeing membership offers a powerful pathway for mothers ready to go from over-extended, stuck in the daily grind, to empowered, inspired and energised so they can become the CHANGEMAKERS they dream of being.

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