Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Let's just pretend for a red hot minute that you are one of my clients. You rock up to your first 1:1 session with me, all excited about what's to come over the coming months.
We map out your goals and break it all down into actionable steps….
Then I give you a teeny tiny challenge that I want you to focus on for the next 2 weeks.
Are you open to it? Fantastic. Because right here, this tiny tip, can be a massive change for you overall health. And that is, just adding more green leafy vegetables into your diet. Whether it be fresh, cooked or even in a smoothie, green vegetables are packed with a powerhouse of benefits.
It might not sound like much but it is one of those habits that has such a great impact on pretty much your entire body.
If you'd like to hear me talk further about this including some ways to sneak more greens into your daily life, then have a listen to the latest episode of The Healthy Celiac Podcast here > Episode 30 The Power of Greens
But otherwise let's jump into talking about Green Smoothies.
There aren’t many rules when making a Green Smoothie. So long as you get a balance of flavours, you really can’t go wrong. Experiment with what you have and make use of all the great citrus that is available right now.
I use a Thermomix to make my Green Smoothies as it blends everything up really smooth. A Vitamix, Bullet, Hand Blender or a regular Blender will work quite well also. Adding the Ice and Citrus really helps to break the Smoothie up.
Some of the benefits my clients have noticed since making their own Green Smoothies include
Clearer, Smoother skin
Given Up Caffeine
Not Craving Junk, such as Sugars and Carbs
I can’t wait to hear how you feel after having Green Smoothies.
You will need
2-3 Cups of Green Leafy Vegetables - My favourite is Baby Spinach Leaves. It makes for a smoother consistency. Other good choices are Cucumber or Kale (just be sure not to use the stem – I made that mistake once and needed a spoon to eat it. Ewww. So not cool)
1-2 Cups Fruit - I always put a Banana and an Apple in. They make it really yummy and sweet. But as far as fruit goes, use whatever you have or simply choose your favourites
Squeeze of Citrus - from either an Orange, Lemon or Lime. I generally have Oranges and Lemons handy so I will use whatever I feel like on the day
Raw Nuts and Seeds - You don’t want to go overboard here. Just enough to get some healthy fats in to your smoothie to make it filling, full of extra nutrition and delicious.
Almonds and Walnuts are excellent choices for nuts so you would only really need to throw in about 6 or so. Just be sure to buy Raw Nuts. If you find that your choice of blender doesn’t chop them fine enough for you, you may want to try chopping them or blending them first, prior to adding the remaining ingredients. As far as seeds go, my choice is always Chia Seeds as they are packed full of goodness and are so tiny, you barely notice them in the Smoothie. Other good choices are Flax Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds.
Throw it all in together and blend it up to a smooth consistency. If it is too thick for your liking, add some more water and blend again.
Have fun with these and try and get your kids to drink them too. Green Smoothies are so healthy and full of goodness for their little bodies. Some people call Green Smoothies Shrek Juice or Monster Slime to entice their kids.
I would love to hear what you put in your Green Smoothie. Please leave your ultimate recipe in the comments below and if you liked this article, please share it with your peeps. Thanks.
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