Glowing Green Smoothie

Regardless of whether you’re a rise & shine kind of person or you prefer to sleep in for half the morning, this smoothie is perfect to start your day. One of the main reasons for not eating breakfast in the morning is not having the time to prepare anything, so with this easy green smoothie, there is really no excuse.

Breakfast is known for being the most important meal of the day. So giving your body a healthy, filling breakfast in the morning that’s packed with fruit & nutrients is the best thing you can do to give you the energy boost you need to get the day started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp spirulina powder (it has between 50 and 70% protein, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, b-vitamins & other nutrients). This is what makes the smoothie that lovely green colour!
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (sub for water or any type of plant milk) (Add more/less depending on how thick you like your smoothie. If you’re making a smoothie bowl then I would add about 1/2 cup milk to make it a thick consistency.)

Method:

  • Simple place all ingredients in your blender, and blend until smooth. I use my Breville blender because it’s easy to use, brilliant if you’re on a budget (it’s less than £20) & I don’t have the hassle of washing up a big blender after every use.
  • If you like your smoothie a little sweeter, then add a tsp of agave syrup.

I love this smoothie because it tastes bloody amazing & it’s packed full of minerals & vitamins. It’s perfect to whip up in the mornings because all of the ingredients can easily be prepped and kept in zip locked bags in the freezer for the week ahead. Which is obviously really handy if you’re someone like me who is always rushing out the door at the last minute.

puppy & smoothie

Kiwi

Vitamin c, vitamin e, potassium, magnesium & helps reduce symptoms of IBS

Flaxseed

Calcium & has about 4g of protein in 2 tbsp, lowers cholesterol

Spinach

Protein, magnesium & iron

Mango

Low in fat, cholesterol & sodium with endless minerals & vitamins

Pineapple

Fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and vitamin C

Almond milk

Low in fat, protein, fibre, calcium & endless nutrients including vitamin c (keeps skin, bones & tissue healthy & aids iron absorption), vitamin e (antioxidant) & vitamin b6 (supports brain function).




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