“Our bodies run on the fresh green fuel of the land.” ~Terri Guillemets
Today’s my birthday, so you’d think I’d be blogging about cake, but no. I’ve decided to post something virtuous instead. We’ll get to the cake later. 🙂
I love a good green smoothie. It’s a tasty, easy way to eat whole foods and to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Kids and fussy eaters usually enjoy them too, where they often wouldn’t eat the same vegetables served another way.
If you have a high-speed blender like a Nutribullet, Blendotherm, Vitamix or Thermomix you’ll make short work of putting this all together.
This smoothie recipe is dairy, gluten and sugar-free, but it is creamy and sweet from the berries, and has high levels of protein, Vitamin C, antioxidants, iron, Vitamin K, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, lauric acid and trace minerals. It will fill you up, is kind to your liver and digestive system, and has beneficial amounts of fibre. Plus – it’s YUM! I often have a green smoothie as a complete meal. It’s a great choice if you’re time poor, or if you’re feeling unwell. They are quick to make, and easy to digest.
PS: Drinking this smoothie also helps you to feel more internally harmonious when you fully expect to be eating cake sometime in the near future…
Ingredients for two generous serves:
1 punnet of strawberries (250 grams or one heaped cup), two very generous handfuls of kale (or your favourite leafy green – spinach is good too!), 1 orange, 2 tablespoons of raw nuts of your choice, 1 and 1/2 cups of coconut water, 1/2 cup of coconut milk or coconut cream)
Wash the strawberries and kale. Dehull the berries. Add to blender. Remove skin from orange, cut into chunks and add to blender along with all other ingredients. Blend until the drink is smooth.
Your green smoothie will taste creamy, light, fruity and the very best kind of green. You can seriously feel every mouthful doing you good. Enjoy!