Green Smoothies are the perfect way to start your day. Beside the ‘green hype’ the benefits of starting your day green really do pay off. The Western Diet doesn’t provide as much fruit and vegetables to meet our daily needs. We have all been guilty of having eggs for breakfast, nuts mid morning, chicken and quinoa for lunch and then some protein and veg for dinner. That means with even the healthiest of diets there is a significant lack of fruit and vegetables.
Due to the high fructose content of fruit it is recommended not to have fruit post 3pm and source only vegetables post this time. That means starting your day with a Green Smoothie can give you the head-start of getting your 7-a-day.
Green smoothies are not only great for digestion and weight management but also your skin. The skin is one of the largest organs on the body protecting us from the outside. It is the best indicator of what is going on inside…
Are you feeling dull, look tired and have dry skin?… and none of the expensive creams you buy are working? Perhaps its time to go a bit further than skin deep and have a look on the inside.
The ingredients in this smoothie give you a huge boost of those wonderful vitamins and good fats it needs to thrive.
Apples give you a boost of vitamin C, while the skin of a cucumber is full of nutrients that nourish you from the inside out. The celery and Kale give the body some good fibre and vitamins that allow greater digestion and glow. Dried spirulina contains about 60% protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids and it also contains..
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.
- Copper: 21% of the RDA.
- Iron: 11% of the RDA.
So… have I convinced you yet?
2 sticks of celery
handful spinach or kale
Half an avocado
knob of peeled ginger
3 tablespoons of lemon juice/juice of a lemon
1.25 cups of coconut water
1 teaspoon of super green powder (chlorella, spirulina etc)
We blend the greens and fruit for easy digestion, your body is able to absorb more of the vitamins and minerals without working so hard
- Add coconut water and chopped vegetables. Blend at a low speed until smooth.
- Add rest of the ingredients (except lemon and spirulina), and blend at high speed.
- Add spirulina
- Finish lemon
- Too make cooler add a handful of ice
Enjoy! Send me your photos when you try and leave feedback in the comments
(not my photos)