Best Green Smoothie Recipe for Boosting Magnesium (Yes! It’s actually brown.)

best green smoothie for magnesium chocolate and banana

If you feel irritable, weak, and exhausted all the time, you may be suffering from a magnesium deficiency.  Experts have estimated that anywhere between 50-90% of us are magnesium deficient.  Magnesium deficiency can result in things like weight gain, low energy levels, poor bone health, headaches, cardiovascular disease, and a whole host of other things.

Why are so many of us magnesium deficient?  A combination of poor diet, depleted soil nutrients, and chronic stressors like diabetes , poor sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, poor gut microbes, and others combined to work against us.

One of the easiest ways to fix a magnesium deficiency is to give your diet an injection of organic, leafy greens with green superfood smoothies.

How much magnesium do you need?

Men: 400-420 (under 30 vs. over 30)

Women 310-360 (if you are over 30, you need more magnesium, and pregnant women need more magnesium)

Best Green Smoothie Recipe for Boosting Magnesium

This is the smoothie that I drink every single day.  If I go a couple of days without it, I start suffering from nutrition withdrawal.  Seriously.  It’s like caffeine withdrawal for all you coffee drinkers out there (Me too.  I ♥ coffee.)  But instead of headaches and moodiness, you feel slow and heavy and bloated.  The cause?  Too much processed junk.  Not enough raw greens.

The Recipe bowl of spinach high in magnesium

  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • 1 tblsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 banana or a mix of banana + mango
  • 1 tsp Deep Green Alkalising Superfood  (Optional. I sneak this into my hubby’s and toddlers’ smoothies as well.  Helps boost immunity, improves mental alertness, prevents cancer, reduces allergic reactions, and helps lower cholesterol.)
  • 1 tsp honey, agave nectar, or other vegan alternative
  • 1 scoop raw, vegan protein powder (Optional.  Sweetened with monkfruit.  Doesn’t spike blood sugar. This helps give me energy until lunch.  Never will I return to cereal.)
  • 1 cup water (if you are using the protein powder, which will make it creamy) or 1 cup unsweetened almond

This is one of the breakfast staples in our house.

Note: various sources cite various levels
of magnesium for each of these foods.
For instance, spinach is listed at anywhere from 23.7-157.

On the low end of the magnesium estimate, this smoothie will give you at least 82.5 mg magnesium.

Rebecca and a green smoothie

Why do I use Miessence’s supplements?

  • certified organic
  • no fillers like rice or beans in the superfoods (alkalising greens, probiotics, and antioxidants)
  • no added sweeteners (monkfruit in the protein provides natural sweetness)
  • toddler approved (protein powder + superfoood supplements + cacao + banana = chocolate milkshake that is secretly better then vitamin supplements – and they actually ask for these smoothies)
  • improves mental clarity
  • improves mood and mindfulness (Seriously folks: junk in = junk out)
  • antioxidants induce apoptosis (destruction) of colon, breast and prostate cancer cells
  • improves sleep patterns (i.e. I don’t wake up exhausted! Hooray!)

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Rebecca

I am a Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University, a twin mommy, and a health and wellness entrepreneur. I am in the process of building a sustainable online business to support my family, and helping others to build sustainable businesses themselves. Find me on Google+.

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