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October 29, 2010

Basic green smoothie

Getting your greens in a glass. The perfect way to boost your health on  a daily basis. Easy, delicious and awesomely nutritious!

 

 

The basic green smoothie recipe consists of:

  1. A handful of green leafy vegetables
  2. Some soft fruit, such as mango or pineapple
  3. A banana
  4. Water to blend

Simply pop everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Try adding ground seeds and nuts and superfoods, such as spirulina or chlorella. You may wish to add some fresh juice for a sweeter flavour.

Greens to try

  • Spinach
  • Bok choy
  • Collards
  • Swiss chard
  • Rocket
  • Mustard greens
  • Watercress
  • Morning glory
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli

Liquid nourishment

Blending your greens in a smoothie allows the nutrients to be taken into your bloodstream with minimum digestion, giving the body a powerhouse of nourishment without taxing the digestive enzymes. In fact, the raw leafy vegetables and fruits are packed with enzymes themselves. Enzymes are considered the life force of plants and are the reason why raw foods are so good for us.

With just one big green smoothie a day you’ll be on your way to more vibrancy, health and vitality. Your skin will glow, your eyes will shine and your friends will be green with envy!

For information on the magic of getting your greens and their super health powers, click here to read Jo’s article Are you getting your greens?

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