Start with preparing and measuring all the ingredients. I like to use measuring cups.
Peel and grate ginger root.
Take the blender and add all ingredients. Note: add wet ingredients first for easier blending.
Turn on the blender and mix at high speed until you get a smooth texture.
If the smoothie is too thick, add a little more liquid – milk or water. Blend again until the smoothie is smooth.
Taste the smoothie and add additional sweetener if you like. (See the "Sweetener recommendation" section for suggestions)
Transfer the smoothie into a smoothie glass.
Add toppings (optional): I used goji berries and bee pollen. Be creative here and add toppings you like.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes 1 cup that serves 1 person as a full meal, or 2 people as a light meal. As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml). Nutrition values are calculated without toppings.Substitutions
You can use any dairy or plant-based milk here.
You can use any dairy or plant-based probiotic here. Extra tip: look for products without added flavors and sweeteners.
You can substitute hemp seeds with ground flax seeds, or chia seeds.
Make it without banana: Use ½ of avocado. Note: avocado will change the smoothie color to more green. Also, banana is added for natural sweetness so if you omit banana you have to add some extra sweetener. See the "Sweetener recommendation" section for my suggestions.Make it weight-loss friendly: Use only half a banana to cut calories.Make it vegan: Use plant-based milk and probiotic yogurt.Store in a smoothie cup with a lid and keep refrigerated for up to one day. Don't forget to shake or stir it before drinking!