Health & Nutrition, Recipes

The Green One

I have been asked time and time again for a green smoothie recipe. So here it is!! You ask and I shall deliver! I am super excited about this one as I have made it so its very simple to make and cost effective. I then listed a few ways you can amp it up depending on what you feel you need, so make sure you scroll to the bottom :-).

 

Why a Green Smoothie?

  • High in antioxidants
  • High in B-Vitamins, such as folate.
  • Plenty of magnesium and potassium.
  • A good source of calcium
  • A reliable source of Iron
  • A great supply of fibre
  • Low on the Glycemic Index, so wont spike your blood sugar.
  • Smoothies are pre-digested making the nutrients easy and quick to assimilate.
  • Added lemon will ensure you can absorb the type of iron found in green plants.
  • A great way to incorporate a huge amount of fruits and veggies in your diet, all at once!

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

5 handfuls of leafy greens (eg spinach, kale, swiss chard, romaine)

1/2 apple

1/2 banana

Juice of half a lemon

1.5 cups of water or coconut water

Method: Throw in the blender and whizz away!

(Use #shemademegreen on Instagram and show off your creations!)

 

You can keep it simple, or add some ingredients for an extra nutrient boost:

BOOST YOUR CIRCULATION: 1/8 tsp cayenne & thumb of ginger

BOOST YOUR FIBRE: 2 stalks of celery OR 1/2 cucumber

BOOST YOUR FATTY ACID INTAKE (great for skin): 1 tsp chia seeds & 1 tsp ground flax seeds (Note: When including these two ingredients, ensure you have pre-soaked them in a 1:9 ratio of seeds to water)

BOOST YOUR ANTIOXIDANTS: 1/2 orange (including the white peel) & 1 handful greens

NOTE: For every 1/2 a piece of fruit added, add an extra handful of greens to keep the ratios the same

Stay healthy and happy ❤

Lots of Love, Natalie 🙂

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