For the uninitiated, green smoothies can be arduous to drink. You’re thinking, yes, I know greens and green powders are good for me, but they taste disgusting! So, I’ll let you into a little secret; just add mint, bananas and cashews, and a little @loving_earth Coyo yogurt. My hard-core sister drinks green smoothies without any of these ‘helpers’, but I still cannot. If you can’t handle adding the green powders, omit or choose to add just one and rotate to use a different one each day. When you read the benefits of just some of the foods in the Green Super Smoothie, it’s worth a try. Good luck!
Health benefits –
· Kale is low in calories, one of the most nutrient dense foods and one of the best sources of vitamin K, and is very high in antioxidants
.· Wheatgrass and barley grass are anti-inflammatory agents and powerful antioxidants. Wheatgrass generally contains 3-4 times more chlorophyll than barley grass.
· Spirulina powder is one of the highest sources of chlorophyll, very high in protein and a good source of antioxidants. Spirulina contains 26 times more calcium than milk.
Chlorella eliminates unwanted metals and toxins, boosts your immune system, improves your digestion, assists weight loss while providing B Vitamins.
· Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, are rich in antioxidants and full of fibre, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium.
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2 handfuls of spinach, kale, green leaves
¼ cucumber or zucchini (courgette)
1 stick celery
½ cup green grapes
1 frozen banana
1 lime, juiced
knob of fresh ginger, sliced
3-4 sprigs of fresh mint
¼ cup cashews, soaked at least 2 hours, optional
1 tablespoon Coyo yogurt, coconut yogurt
2 tablespoons chia seeds or 1 tablespoon flax seeds
½ teaspoon wheatgrass powder (sweet tasting) or barley grass powder or alfala grass powder
½ teaspoon spirulina powder or chlorella powder
1-2 cups coconut water or water (if reducing calorie intake)
sweetener, to taste (rice malt syrup, coconut nectar)
Place ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend at a high speed until creamy and smooth. Pour into glasses.