My Morning Green Adrenal Smoothie

Every day since the beginning of this year, I’ve been starting the morning with what I like to call my green adrenal smoothie.

At the beginning of the year, by a medical professional, I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Adrenal Fatigue is caused by prolonged periods of stress or trauma. When your adrenals are exhausted, it throws off your cortisol levels and your hormones levels. To heal your adrenals it takes time, there isn’t one pill you take for seven days and everything is better, you have to focus on your nutrition, increase your amount of nutrient-rich greens, vitamin & supplements (according to your blood work), stress management, exercise, and sleep. It really just messes everything up!

An easy way for me to consume my greens is by a smoothie. This adrenal smoothie is packed with nutrients and protein. I like to drink this in the morning, about an hour after my cup of coffee.

Ingredients for my green adrenal smoothie.

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

1 Cup of Water (or coconut water) and 1 whole peeled orange.

  • Water obviously promotes hydrations and if you use coconut water even better because it is packed with potassium.
  • Oranges are a good source of vitamin C, helps with your blood sugar level and promotes a healthy immune system.

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

2 Cups of Organic Baby Spinach.

  • Spinach is a great source of magnesium, iron, and calcium. It is known for lowering blood pressure and promoting bone health.
  • My favorite place to buy Organic Baby Spinach is at Sam’s Club (very cost effective).

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

¾ Cup Frozen Fruit Mix.

  • Frozen Fruit is allowed to fully ripen and is harvested at its peak, also the fruit is froze within hours of being harvested. Which means the fruit is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

1 Scoop of vanilla plant-based Protein Powder and 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar.

  • Plant-Based Protein is lower in calories, promotes healthy muscles & tissue and is higher in fiber. My favorite protein is by Tone It Up, you can buy it on Amazon, at Target or their website.
  • Cream of Tartar is very high in potassium and potassium is key to good blood pressure in the body.

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

Now you blend, pour into a big cup and enjoy the benefits!

I drink this smoothie every morning and then an hour later enjoy my make-ahead, Loaded Egg Muffins during the week.

Morning Green Adrenal Smoothie

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time4 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Cups Organic Baby Spinach
  • 3/4 Cup Frozen Fruit
  • 1 Scoop Plant Based Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cream of Tartar

Instructions

  • Add water, spinach, and frozen fruit to a blender and blend until smooth. About 30-40 seconds depending on your blender.
  • Stop blender and open lid and add protein powder and cream of tartar. Blend for another 15 seconds.
  • Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

My morning green juice - adrenal smoothie - water, spinach, oranges, frozen fruit, protein powder, cream of tartar

»I am not a dietitian, nutritionist or medical professional. This is what has been working for me and we all need to be our own advocates.

Have a Great Day,

4 Comments

  1. Kathy DeMoville
    February 18, 2019 / 10:44 am

    Good for you taking care of yourself too – as mothers and women we forget or postpone this so often!

    • mehaffeymoments
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 5:31 am

      Yes, we have a tendency to put ourselves last. But I’m learning that I have to take care of myself so I can take care of everyone else💜

  2. vicki elrod
    February 18, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    Pictures are always great. I like the way you did the printable recipe.

    • mehaffeymoments
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 5:33 am

      Thanks! Next time you make a smoothie, add a handful of spinach.

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