EAT YOUR GREENS….
Post a very embarrassing episode dancing on stage with Kylie Minogue I decided to get my sh%t together and start learning about how food affected my health. And my first “healthy” meal was this green smoothie for breakfast.
I will share THAT mortifying story later in another post (keep your eyes peeled!)
But, long story cut short here, Green smoothies were my first step towards a healthier diet. Back then I never ever ate greens and very little vegetables in general. I was more into Club sandwiches, take away burgers and Haribos! Lots of Haribos!
Nowadays things are slightly different, I don’t go a day without greens because I’ve seen how much my health has changed, my body has strengthen and my mood stabilise since I changed my diet from processed junk to real food.
I always suggest my clients to start with making sure they have a good breakfast. Green Smoothies are a great way to have your greens in the morning. If you don’t want to actually eat them that early, or if you struggle with greens in general, you can sneak them in your smoothie bowl!
Smoothies are filling, nutritious and easy to make.
If you don’t like eating in the morning, starting with a small smoothie that has protein, fats and fibre will give your body the nutrients it needs to start the day well.
Also you can take it in your cute jar and drink at work!
With your green smoothie, be as creative as you can be but follow this rule. Make your smoothie 60-70% green and 30% fruits.
Try to incorporate some fats and some proteins so Avocados, nuts or nut butter and seeds
This recipe here is super simple and is the first one I ever made.
- A handful of Spinach
- 1/2 handful of Kale (you can also use other green leafy veg)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup of Frozen mango or papaya
- 1 spoon of Almond butter or 10 almonds
- 1/4 cup of Oats (use gluten free if you are gluten intolerant)
- Filtered Water to desired consistency
Add all the ingredients in your blender and blend away!
If you don’t have a blender and considering investing in one, here are the ones I have home and use.
My first blender in 2008 I bought for 29£ at Argos. I kept it for 5 years!!!
Then I got the Nutribullet for my birthday, kept it for 3 years and then I upgraded it to the Ninja! The Ninja is a little pricier because it comes with a food processor and other bits. But it is a great investment, if you like making your spreads (hummus , guacamole), nut butters, miss etc…
There are so many blenders out there, you will definitely find something for your budget!
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