Green Goddess: Smoothie Recipe
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Kick start your day with this #wellness #practice. If you're looking for ways to improve your health, then this smoothie is a really simple and easy way to #practice wellness daily. What we put into our body matters. As we know so well already, from research and lived experience, we thrive when we consume healthy foods and minimise our take away consumption. Veggies and fruits are one sure way to pack a punch and this smoothie is filled with loads of them.
I share this recipe with you because I love it! I've been making this smoothie almost every day for four years. I started making this smoothie when my health was not at its greatest (glandular fever among other things). I made the decision to practice things I knew were good for me. I was on a mission to move my body, mind & spirit towards wellness. Hello #mindfulness! This smoothie was my breakfast every day during those rough times. My health and wellness have dramatically improved since then, but this smoothie still remains my go-to.
The benefits of this beauty:
Quick and easy to make.
Can consume on the go (Although, I encourage mindful eating).
Delicious and tasty.
A great way to increase your veggie and fruit consumption, especially if you are someone who struggles to get these in your diet.
Can adjust and change to your liking.
Low calories if your goal is weight loss.
Packed with loads of vitamins and minerals.
Bunch of spinach
1/2 an apple
Slice of ginger
Pinch of mint leaves
1 cup of water
1/3 tsp of honey
Place all the ingredients into the blender together. Blend on high for about 45 seconds or until smooth.
Make it your #Goddess Smoothie with these easy substitutes
You can make this smoothie your own, try these:
Instead of water use your favorite type of milk. I love unsweetened almond milk in my smoothie. Especially, on training days when I am heading to the gym and likely to have a bigger appetite.
Instead of milk use water. A great way to minimise calories if weight loss is your goal.
Take out the honey if your palet prefers less sweet-tasting food. Cutting out the honey is another way to minimise calories if that's your goal.
Add strawberries and blueberries.
Add an orange. Orange isn't normally a fruit you would see in a smoothie but the zesty, citrus flavours add a tang. Well worth the try if citrus fruits are some of your fav.
Try kale as well as or instead of spinach. Another way to increase your leafy green consumption.
Enjoy #Goddess and drop me a line with your favourite combination!