Beginners guide to green smoothies
I’m a big fan of smoothies, they can be a quick and nourishing breakfast on the go, an energy boosting mid morning snack or a great post workout snack.
Green smoothies can seem daunting for some of us. This basic recipe is a great introduction to green smoothies and below I have included some suggestion to take your smoothie to the next level.
Blend all bleow ingredients until smooth and enjoy.
- ½ a ripe banana
- ¼ a ripe avocado
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder or a small handful of cashew nuts
- 1 handful of baby spinach or ½ a teaspoon of greens powder
- 2 table spoons of yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
- 300 ml of water
For an immune boost add ½ a teaspoon of powdered medicinal reishi mushrooms.
For hormonal balance add a 2 teaspoons of maca powder.
Add cinnamon to balance blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings.
For kids add some organic berries or cacao powder to disguise the greens.
Jean Jarrett is a Naturopath at Health Space Burwood