Our Green Smoothie a day will definitely keep the doctor away!
Green smoothies are a relatively new addition to our morning routine. We use to be quite skeptical about the benefits of consuming liquid greens on a daily basis as in our minds we didn’t find it necessary to consume added veggies if you were already eating a balanced diet. Although still agreeing with this point to an extend, the last couple of months however, things have changed. In an attempt to up our intake of nutrients to fight uni induced fatigue, as well as other health complications, we have welcomed a green smoothie into our daily routine.
And we couldn’t be happier about it.
Now a day doesn’t go by in which we have to have our greens. Increased energy, clearer skin, and softer hair are a few of the benefits that we’ve noticed since adding in a smoothie. Another plus also including the fact that if we happen to not fit in our daily 5 veg at meal times, at least we’ve gulped down our greens to compensate (smart hey!)
After much negotiation, we’ve come to the conclusion that for us, greens sit well as a morning tea snack, rather than with breakfast (or as breakfast). Some people love a smoothie first thing but we tend to eat a fair amount in the mornings, focusing on a balanced spread of savoury and nutrient dense food – Organic oat sourdough with avocado, poached eggs and tomato plus organic coffee would be a staple for us. So with a relatively large breakfast, a smoothie is welcomed a little later in our day.
Anyway the point of this post is EAT YOUR GREENS. You’ll feels more energised and your skin, eyes and digestive tract we definitely thank you for it.
*We try to only use organic ingredients in our smoothies
– 2 cups of spinach
– 4 large leaves of kale or 2 cups
– 1/2-1 zucchini (this is optional but we do find that the zucchini thickens the smoothie, giving it a richer consistency)
– 1 frozen banana
– 1 1/2 tsp of chia seeds.
– Generous knob of ginger
– Squeeze of lemon (optional)
– A few drops of liquid stevia (if you’re not worried about fructose, you could add in a couple of dates as an alternative)
– 1 cup of coconut water
– A little extra water or ice
M + S xx