Green Smoothies – First Step To Start Turning Your Health Around

Green Smoothies – First Step To Start Turning Your Health Around

Fresh organic green smoothie with salad apple cucumber pineapple and lemon as healthy drink

Well it’s that time of year when there is a tendency to get overwhelmed, time poor and celebrate more than usual……and our healthy alkalising vegetable intake can waiver.

Instead we are consuming more acidic foods like wine, beer, chocolates, cakes and more….

Daily green smoothies or juices can do amazing things to turn this around by getting you more alkaline and feeling ……..more energised, less bloated, thinking clearer, brighter skin, and losing weight.

I also include juices in this because there are some people that really dislike the thick texture of smoothies, porridge and the like. So I say opt for green juices and salads to have the same effect as a smoothie.

Fresh beetroot green apple and orange juice.

Here are three smoothie and juice recipes to help your energy soar, reduce the bloat, have more clarity of thought and help you clear out the rubbish.

Get You Going Green Smoothie

Serves 2

It is creamy, delicious and gives you real energy while flooding you with loads of nutrients.

Ingredients:
1 large handful baby spinach or kale (de-stalked)
½ cup cashew nuts, rinsed
1 avocado
1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped
Pinch ground cinnamon
500mL almond, rice or coconut milk
2 tablespoon maple syrup

Method:
Place all the ingredients into a blender and whiz until silky smooth. Add extra milk if you would like it a little thinner.

Green Business

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 large handful of chopped kale or spinach
3 stalks celery
1 lebanese cucumber
1 cup (60g) roughly chopped broccoli
1 lime
2cm piece fresh ginger

Method:
Juice all ingredients, leaving the cucumber until last to push everything through.

 

Go Green with a kick

Serves 2

This will appeal to the savoury lovers out there. Great for a quick top up before dinner or a quick lunch when cooking a meal is the last thing on your mind. It will really fill you up and tastes surprisingly good.

Ingredients:
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
1 large handful spinach
1 large handful kale
1 lebanese cucumber
Juice and zest of 1 lime
½ small chilli
2cm piece fresh ginger
Handful coriander leaves
1 cup water, and extra if necessary
Pinch of chilli flakes, to serve (optional)

Method:
Whizz everything together until smooth.
Pour into a glass and top with lime zest a few chilli flakes

Here for more smoothie ideas –  wheatgrass smoothie recipe. Variety is the spice of life!

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Have you got any great green smoothie recipes to share? Would love to hear your favourite.