Smoothies are wonderful as they are so versatile, quick to make, provide you with an array of colourful ingredients packed with anti-oxidants, and the best part is that there are no specific rules or limits.Make them fun and they can be consumed as breakfast, snack , a meal or a side.

Find the right balance between vegetables (leafy greens, celery, beetroot etc )
Fruits (mango, bananas, pears, berries, oranges, figs, dates…)
Protein (nut milks, nut butters, seeds, organic protein powders)
Spices or herbs :cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, parsley,basil , mint, coriander
Additional ingredients: superfood powders, ginger, bee pollen, cacao
Healthy fats: coconut oil, coconut milk, hemp, nuts and seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, avocado
Fluids: coconut water, filtered water, nut milks,

Aim for a ratio of 2 parts veg, 1 part fruit, 1-2 tspoons of superfoods, 1 part protein, the rest is your choice of fluids or add ins

Ultimate post workout Green Smoothie

Post workout smoothie to give you the energy you need for a long day ahead

ingredients :

Blend the following

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (almond breeze)

1 cup of spinach leaves

1 ripe banana

1 kiwi

1-2 teaspoons of spirulina from organic burst

1/2 cup of ground almonds

top up with ice cubes if you want to or more milk and sprinkle with chia seeds

This recipe is wonderful for energy levels, contains a good content of essential fats , magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium, chromium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin K and B’s, fibre, vitamin E and prebiotics especially from the kiwi therefore enhancing healthy bacterial growth in the gut. The spirulina has wonderful benefits, it

  • is high in protein (gram for gram, higher than that in animal produce, fish or soybeans)
  • is anti-inflammatory with its content of gamma linolenic acid (beneficial for inflammatory conditions including pre-menstrual syndrome)
  • it has 26 times the amount of calcium found in milk !
  • supports the body’s natural ability to detox,
  • helps to improve the assimilation of nutrients
  • has four times the antioxidant properties of blueberries,
  • an easily absorbable form of iron (great if anaemic;pregnant or suffering from constipation)
  • is incredible for healthy eyes with its high content in vitamin A
  •  and by actively promoting cell regeneration, it helps wounds heal quicker and recovery from illnesses occur faster.It nonetheless boosts the immune system !

 

Enjoy your smoothie