My smoothie recipe! I have this green smoothie most days of the week. The ingredients are quite constant with a few variations now and then. It is really delicious, highly nutritious and very filling. Detox, up the greens in your diet and be kind to your digestive system.
I have a basic list of ingredients which suits me. You will want to tweek the recipe to suits your tastes and likes. I make a whole blender full of smoothie which sometimes lasts just one day but mostly now l drink it over two days. Sometimes l drink the smoothie in the morning, especially in the warmer weather but often it replaces lunch. I keep it in great containers that are so convenient to take with me when l am out and about. I use a high speed blender which l love. It breaks up the ingredients and is large enough to make a big batch. I fill the blender so it is over flowing as the greens really break down.
1 tablespoon black chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon greens powder
1 cup coconut water
1/2 to 1 cup filtered water (depending on how thick you want the smoothie)
1/4 to 1/2 of a lemon or lime
1/2 cup frozen pineapple (strawberries, berries, banana etc)
2 large stalks of fresh celery
Lots of greens. Examples are half a small cos lettuce and 2 cups of fresh spinach (try not to overload on the spinach or kale as examples due to oxalate content)
A small handful of fresh mint
Place all of the ingredients in the blender and mix well. I usually need to stop and use the pusher to fit it all in the blender.
Adjust the recipe to suit your own needs. It may take time to drink a smoothie that is this green. You can add a bit more fruit when starting out. There is so much fibre and goodness in this drink. Over time you will grow to love this liquid gold and will adapt the recipe to suit your own needs and lifestyle.
I take liquid fish oil each day and add it to my smoothie. It can be a great place to add those supplements that may be otherwise difficult to take. Use the drink to your advantage and to make a meal out of it add some nuts to snack on, beef jerkey or piece of whole fruit such as an orange. Keep your diet natural and see the benefits.
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