Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)

Romaine lettuce green smoothie

Typically in raw circles, expressions like “power food” refer to Himalayan berries and maca powder and deep sea algae. What I mean by it is pretty simple: foods that are nutrient dense, easy to assimilate, and that give a boost of energy and focus. Dark leafy greens, hemp, chia, and fruit add up to a killer morning smoothie. Contributed by Gena Hamshaw, from Choosing Raw. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)
Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Raw / healthy
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1 to 2
Dark leafy greens, hemp, chia, and fruit add up to a tasty and nutrition-packed smoothie.
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup frozen mango (or substitute fresh pears or berries)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (maybe slightly less, if you have a high speed blender)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide between 1 or 2 glasses and sere.


Let’s step back for a second to analyze the ingredients, and what makes them so powerful:

  • Our hemp and chia seeds give us Omega 3 and 5 fatty acids, complete protein, fiber, and calcium;
  • Mango and banana load us up with vitamins B-2 and C, fresh enzymes, potassium, and magnesium;
  • While the romaine is responsible for vitamins C, A, K, and folate. Rounded out with the almond milk, this is a seriously nutritious breakfast.

Gena Hamshaw is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition. She works with clients in New York and around the country to find simple, affordable, and lasting steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Visit her at Choosing Raw. 

Romaine lettuce green smoothie recipe


2 comments on “Power Smoothie (Romaine and Superfood Seeds)

  1. Nava

    Wow, the key ingredient was missing; sorry about that! It is one small head (or a few leaves, as you prefer), and it has been updated.

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