Saturday, 26 April 2014

Build-a-Smoothie

I love breakfast smoothies. They are a great way to get in all of your nutrients for they day ahead. In addition to that they are quick and easy! Below is the formula to make any green smoothie, 2 of my favourite recipes and some things to keep in mind!

Every green smoothie that I make has a base of :
  • Leafy Greens
  • Banana
  • Seed (Chia or Flax)
  • Additional Fruit or Veggies
  • Protein Powder
  • Liquid (Almond Milk, Water, Coconut Water) I usually add enough to cover the leafy green
Berry Green Smoothie

  • Kale
  • Banana
  • Chia Seeds
  • Frozen 4-Berry Mix
  • Protein Powder
  • Water
Zen Green Smoothie
      
  • Kale
  • Banana
  • Chia (Not too much)
  • Apple
  • Protein Powder
  • Water
Notes for your smoothie:
  • Drink the whole thing within half an hour. Most of the nutrients will be gone after that
  • I have a vitamix and although it's heavy duty I still like to slice and dice everything before I put it in, just so it lasts longer
  • Leave the seeds in your fruits and veggies. For example I didn't remove the core of my apple because that where a lot of the healthy nutrients are
Enjoy everyone! What are your favourite green smoothies? Comment below