Lately, I’ve been back to consuming green smoothies on a regular basis, and have been reaping all of the benefits. When you go an extended period of time knowing your body isn’t functioning on the same level it used to, you know you have to change something before you get stuck. Thankfully, I’ve been digging myself out of groggy zombie mode with a little help from my green friends, spinach and kale.
I don’t claim to know what’s good for you and what isn’t, or believe there is any special diet or lifestyle that is the correct way of living, because I don’t know, nobody does. If we were all born with handbooks on life, I think the world would be far less interesting.
One thing I do know, is that when I eat spinach and kale, I feel good, I have more energy and am more focused overall.
Recently, I bought the freshest, greenest bunch of mint at the Farmer’s Market that I’ve ever seen. It managed to last a week, getting used in salads, ice cream, dressings, and now, smoothies. Keeping with the green theme, I threw in some avocado, spinach, kale, and green grapes (although red grapes worked well too.)
A creamy smoothie is my favorite way to start off the day, especially when it contains frozen banana. Do you have any ingredients that you always like to add to your smoothies everyday?
- ¾ cup Green Grapes
- 1 frozen Banana cut into chunks
- 1 cup Almond or Coconut Milk
- 1 cup baby Spinach packed (or spinach/kale combo)
- ¼ of an Avocado
- 1 Tbsp ground Flax Seeds optional
- 1 Tbsp Hemp Hearts optional
- Few Mint Leaves
Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!