Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk!

Nancy Addison's Super Power Smoothie


Recipes For Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk


I love smoothies. They are a fast and easy way to get super, nutrient dense food in an efficient manner. I always felt that breakfast was one of the most important meals of the day.

When my children were growing up, I made smoothies for my children almost every morning before they left for school. If they were racing out the door, I knew that they could drink this on the way to school, and it would sustain them until lunch. I didn’t want them going off without some kind of food in their stomach.


Fruity Protein Power Smoothie



1 c. fresh, organic fruit of choice (freshly pitted cherries or blueberries are good)

1 banana

1½-2 c. organic quinoa milk

1 scoop (4 T.) Vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp. cold pressed, organic hemp seed oil

1 T. organic, pure coconut oil

2 dates, pitted and softened by soaking them in water for about 20 -30 minutes.

¼ tsp. fresh, soft bee pollen (optional)



Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Drink at room temperature immediately.


Variation: Substitute a few drops of stevia or ½ tsp. of xylitol for the dates, if you have high blood sugar.


Serves one.



Quinoa Milk



1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. organic, whole (freshly-cooked) quinoa

2 c. non-chlorinated water

Stevia to taste (optional)

Dash of sea salt



  1. Split vanilla bean and use a sharp knife to scrape out the inside of the bean. Put scrapings in a blender.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
  3. Strain through a nut milk bag, or simply drink it as a thicker version. (The more quinoa you add, the thicker the milk will be.)



  1. You can omit or use an alternative vanilla flavor for this milk.

Toffee or vanilla-flavored stevia (by Sweet Leaf) is one I sometimes use instead of the vanilla bean.

  1. You can add a soaked date for sweetening.


Serves one.


By Nancy Addison CHC, AADP. For more information go

9 thoughts on “Super Smoothie and Quinoa Milk!

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  2. Mark Kin says:

    tried the basic green smoothie and I love it! I have an awful time eating spinach and fruit on a regular basis, but this is easy and delicious. Thank you Nancy!!.

    • Nancy Addison says:

      Thank you so much! If you can, eat the baby spinach, it doesn’t have the oxolic acid like the full grown spinach. Baby, or micro greens are super foods!

  3. Adam Grunther says:

    Smoothies are a great way to start the day and quite healthier too. I have made my smoothies daily and always enjoy it. It has even replaced the regular cereal, so I am on the 100 days whole food challenge. Thanks for being the change agent.
    I experiment with all types of fruits and vegetables that I can get and it comes out delicious.

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