Healthy Green Smoothies

Anna's Breakfast Smoothie

I eat a smoothie for breakfast five days a week.

 

It’s my ‘full meal’ that’s why the smoothie is packed with complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals I need for the day. Thanks to almonds and avocado this smoothie is very filling and will get you going.

I always add coconut water (check the ingredients to make sure it’s only coconut water and the sugar content is not too high) for hydration because it contains higher levels of electrolytes, but you can use water instead.  

 

If you don’t have fresh turmeric, use powder, but again make sure there are no added sugars or artificial flavouring. This goes for spirulina and maca powders too.

You can swap any fruit or vegetable, if you particularly don’t like the one I use, but make sure there are more vegetables than fruit, and you are adding at least one fruit that has a high content of vitamin C (I add orange and lemon here) to help your body absorb iron.

 

Ingredients

A handful of spinach

A handful of almonds

1 green apple

1 kiwi

1 small banana

1 Lebanese cucumber

1 small lemon

1 small orange

Half of avocado

Small piece of fresh ginger

Small piece of fresh turmeric (or use powder)

A dash of Cinnamon

Half of a teaspoon Spirulina (powder, optional)

Half of a teaspoon Maca (powder, optional)

 

Coconut water (or fresh, filtered water)

 

Method

 

Put coconut water, almonds, cinnamon, spirulina, maca, ginger, and spinach and blend together.

 

Once mixed, add the rest of the ingredients in any order you wish, remembering that avocado will make the consistency thick.

Blend it all together.

 

Adjust the amount of coconut water to make the smoothie as thick as you like.

 

Drink it now, or store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.