Smoothies are a great, quick way to get your daily greens in. They are full of powerful vitamins & antioxidants and provide a great, low-calorie meal option.
Conveniently, you can now find smoothies in many cafes and stores. However, these ready-made options are often packed full of sugars and preservatives which counteract much of the goodness you want, aren't great for your waistline and come with a hefty price tag.
To make a real, healthy smoothie which will keep you full till your next meal make it at home or ask for a custom one with no fruit juice or added sugars when you visit your local juicery.
Check out our delicious smoothie steps below and remember to aim for predominantly greens, a little fruit and 1-2 herb/protein boosters with water and ice (if you like it cold).
Choose your greens(one or two) to make up 2/3 of the blender. Push your greens down as you add them to get more in.
- Collard greens
- Swiss chard
- Bok choy
Choose 1-2cups of fresh or frozen fruit pieces (take in mind that berries have the lowest sugar content of all the fruits on this list) to sweeten your smoothie and make it taste great.
- Bananas (frozen works well)
Add 1-2 optional boosters for extra protein, sugar balance or added taste (If you choose more than one seed add 1 tbsp. in total).
- Chia seeds (1 tbsp.)
- Hemp seeds (1 tbsp.)
- Flaxseeds (1 tbsp.)
- Cinnamon (1-2 tsp)
- Ginger root (1inch piece)
- Fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, basil or mint)
- Avocado or Plant-based unsweetened yogurt (for creaminess)
Once you have added everything to your blending cup, fill to the line with water(or half water, half coconut water for sweetness) and a little ice.
Blend and enjoy!