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The green smoothie – we’ve all heard of it. But why is it so popular? Because it is quick and easy to make, packed full of delicious ingredients, is healthful and nutritious and can be varied according to taste and what’s in the fridge. It is my go-to ‘fast food’ when I know I have a busy day, as I can sip it throughout the morning knowing I’m getting some wonderful energy boosting goodness. So here are some health benefits for including a green smoothie into your diet.
I encourage most of my clients to include the green smoothie (recipe follows) as part of their diet a few times per week. Health benefits reported are an increase in energy, better gut health, less cravings, less need for sweet/sugary foods, glowing skin, some have even said it helped with weight loss. So give it a try – and play around with the recipe until you find a balance of ingredients that you enjoy.
For more information on how green smoothies can benefit you or for a health check, make an appointment today.
Kale, spinach, rocket, mint, parsley (2 large handfuls)*
Celery (2 large sticks)
Cucumber (4cm wedge)
Flaxseed (ground) or LSA (1 tblsp)*
Coconut oil (1 tsp) OR Avocado (1/4)
Banana (1) OR apple (1) and/OR
Pineapple – must be fresh with the core (3 slices)* OR Kiwi fruit, peeled (1)
Filtered water (350ml)
1 small knob of fresh ginger (optional)
Squeeze of ½ lemon/lime, or ¼ wedge with skin (optional)
Blend all together
– Use either a handful of one type of greens or a combination of a few – but include fresh herbs like mint or coriander
– Kale – you can also lightly steam the kale to make it softer
– LSA = ground Linseed, Sunflower seeds and Almonds
– Pineapple – peel and slice up a whole pineapple, keep the core. Freeze what is not used and use it each day in your smoothie
– For something different swap the avocado or coconut oil for 1 tsp chia seeds
– Freeze very ripe bananas or mangos – great to use in smoothies in summer
– For a protein boost add on a handful of nuts or some protein powder
– For an antioxidant boost – swap pineapple and kiwifruit for blueberries, strawberries and raw cacao
At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.
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