Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Green Goodness Smoothie

green goodness smoothie

I'm so excited to share my favourite green smoothie recipe with you today! I love nourishing my body with this drink, which gets you well on your way to five a day. I tend to make this as a breakfast when I'm in a hurry and don't have much time but don't want to sacrifice my healthy eating regime, but it's also great as a snack. Admittedly, it has a rather alarming deep green colour (thanks to the inclusion of spirulina powder, an algae which boasts numerous health benefits and is regularly cited as one of the world's most nutrient dense superfoods) but the flavours work really well together to make a (perhaps surprisingly!) palatable and refreshing drink, with a predominant taste of apple, which will leave you feeling so virtuous!

In addition to spirulina's benefits, the banana boosts the fibre content (beneficial for heart and digestive health) of the smoothie, helping you to feel fuller longer. Vitamin C from the lime aids in the absorption of iron found in kale and coconut water is wonderfully hydrating. Really, there's nothing in this smoothie that isn't doing you good though!

Three great health benefits: beneficial for eye health, good source of fibre, anti-inflammatory

Makes 1 large glass
Enjoy immediately

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
1 small apple, cored and chopped but with the peel left on
1 large handful kale
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp spirulina powder
1 generous cup coconut water

Method:
1) Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth and enjoy immediately.

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