A quick and easy green based smoothie

This morning I had a delicious smoothie, that I thought I have to share.

I know many people cringe at the thought of putting veggies into a smoothie… It is the only way to reap the full benefit of a raw meal! Veggies (as well as fibre) stabilise the blood sugar levels, as opposed to just a fruit based smoothie. This recipe makes one litre. I usually have 500ml for breakfast and reserve the other half for the next day or an after gym meal.

Ingredients:

Serving size: 1 litre ( or 2x 500ml cups)

  • 1 stick of celery (insoluble green fibre )
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (anti-inflammatory)
  • 1/4 cucumber (fibre and potassium)
  • 1/2 cup grapes (anti- oxidant and adds natural sweetness)
  • 1 golden delicious apple (fibre and adds natural sweetness)
  • 3 tablespoons of plain full cream organic yoghurt (good fat and protein, probiotic boost and also adds creamy texture)
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranite seeds (high in vitamin B & C, fibre and sweetness)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves (high vitamin A and lots of green insoluble fibre)
  • Water for consistency

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Method:

  • Rinse and roughly chop up the fruit and vegetables
  • De-seed the apple and grapes
  • Chuck everything into a liquidiser/ smoothie maker and switch on

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  • Add water gradually for desired consistency. I prefer a liquid like consistency that I can drink easily
  • Make sure that the ingredients are well blended. Nobody likes chunky bits at the end!
  • Pour into a glass and drink up!

 

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One thought on “A quick and easy green based smoothie

  1. Hi Yesantha, this looks like a wonderful anti-inflammatory booster drink! Thank you.
    My I suggest mixing the turmeric powder with some coconut oil or adding black pepper to facilitate absorption (Ayurvedic principles). Also, peeling the cucumber for people with nightshade sensitivity. Doing this helps with digestion as the peel can cause gas.
    Warm regards, Reshni

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