Saturday, 15 October 2011

It’s easy being green

A green smoothie is the way we start our day. It is a great way to get your 5 a day in one go so anything else you eat is bonus. We use our super powdered Vita-Mix blender to blend it silky smooth.

Here is what we do:
Pour in some cherry juice (cherries are very good for stiff and sore joints)
Throw in an apple, an orange and a banana. So far so good right?
Then add a couple of spoonfuls of hemp and flax  to add protein, fibre, calcium, iron and omega 3 and 6
Next a tsp of cinnamon (helps to balance blood sugar levels)
Then curly kale up to the top of the blender.

Whoa there. Did you say KALE? I did my friend. That is what makes it green. But I swear you can’t taste the kale. But why KALE? Because it is a super food mon ami. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein and rich in calcium.

Then you whiz all that up to make sure the kale is well blended and smooth so it looks like this:

Then we add some frozen fruit. This bit differs as to what we find on sale. This week it is:
 frozen strawberries
frozen pineapple
And blend again until it is cool and frosty.

Here’s our morning drink—it’s a bit of a greeny-brown in colour but so flavourful in taste. And good for you as well. Bottom’s up!

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