Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothies are awesome for health and weight loss as they are a quick way to get in extra vegetables, and therefore nutrients, they’re filling and they make for a fast, healthy meal when you don’t have time to eat, if you struggle with breakfast, or if, like me, it’s too hot to eat something but you want to nourish your body the best way you can.

Plus, look how green it is! It has to be good for you, right?

There’s really no rules when it comes to green smoothies – if you don’t like something I’ve used, substitute something else. The quantities are only rough quantities – I just go with whatever I’ve got on hand. You can use anything, but keep it vegetable heavy and only a small amount of fruit. I love to add in lots of mint and extra lime, so it’s kinda like a Mojito… (I said kinda!)

Don’t freak out on the avocado if you haven’t done it in a smoothie before – there’s no taste, it makes a lovely creamy consistency and the good fats keep you fuller for longer. Oh, and did you know that one of the symptoms of a deficiency of fat in the diet is weight gain and/or the inability to lose weight?!? Pass me the avocado!

 

ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE

1-2C Filtered Water (depending how thick you like it)
1 Lebanese cucumber
2 stalks celery
1/2 pear (or apple or kiwi)*
1/2 banana*
1 lemon or lime, peeled
Big handful tuscan kale (cavolo nero)
Big handful baby spinach
Handful mint
Handful parsley
Chunk of fresh ginger
Chunk of fresh turmeric
1 tsp Chlorella or Spirulina
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 avocado
Optional – vanilla rice or hemp protein powder
Handful of ice
* If this is your first time in the green smoothie arena, you’ll want to use 1 whole banana and 1 whole pear initially, and then reduce down to 1/2 of each
Blend and drink!
This makes quite a large portion, so if you can’t get through it in one go, it makes for an awesome afternoon snack.
Enjoy!

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