Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Super Easy Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners

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A few people asked me for some easy smoothie recipes so I created this quick smoothie recipe that can be adaptable to the seasons and to your nutritional requirements by using different super food supplements.

The recipe for the easy green smoothie and the building block style ingredients are as follows:

Base Ingredients – 2 Bananas or avocado or pears (those are my favourite base ingredients, but you can experiment with other fruits, I find the bananas are good because they bind everything together.

Seasonal Berries – A small bowl of seasonal berries of choice, I like using strawberries, red currants, black currants etc.

Greens – A large handful or two of seasonal greens, home grown if possible.  I use kale, spinach, Cavolo Nero kale, salad greens etc.

Seeds – I like to add in 1 or 2 tbsp of seeds or a blend of seeds to my smoothies for a variety of health benefits.  Some examples are chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower etc.

Superfoods – I always add in a super food powder, usually 1 tbsp of whatever I feel I need nutritionally at the time.  I use spirulina, super mushroom blend, maca, goji berries, elderberries, acai berry, matcha etc.  The list is pretty huge!  Lets face it though they are just normal foods, but are special for their high nutritional content.  There are so many on the market so please do some research on what you require.  You can also skip this if you wish.

Dairy Free Milk – I use dairy free milk and always try to keep things dairy free in the kitchen because I feel better when I eat less dairy.  There are loads of dairy free alternative milks on the market now and you can also make your own, home made milks are usually nutritionally better for you also.

Ok so that’s a basic recipe which I use and tailor around my nutritional needs and seasonal availability!  I also like to add a small piece of ginger or tumeric root now and again.  I hope you enjoy experimenting with it and if you want to see the finished product check out my short video below.

Love, Angie xxx

 

 

 

 

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Beetroot Smoothie

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Beetroot Smoothie

A quick beetroot smoothie with oranges and honey, delicious before a run or other form of exercise. 🙂

Ingredients

1 whole fresh uncooked beetroot washed and peeled

2 large oranges

1 tsp of Nomi friut powder or other superfood of choice

1 tbsp of Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp of raw honey

Pop all of the ingredients into the blender, top up with water and blend until smooth.  Share amongst two or three glasses and serve.  I like to have beetroot before working out as there are benefits for our bodies.  Check out some benefits listed in the link below.

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/exercise/beetroot-improves-exercise-endurance.htm

 


Tropical Green Smoothie

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Tropical green smoothie with spirulina and tumeric.

Tropical green smoothie recipe

Half a pineapple chopped

1 whole young coconut 🌴 including the water and the coconut meat

Top up with bottled coconut water – (not from concentrate)

2 tsp of spirulina

2inch piece of tumeric

This recipe is good for three small smoothies and two large ones i.e. a family of five!

 


Matcha & Chai Seed Power Milk


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Matcha power morning milk drink!

If you want something powerful to replace the morning coffee this it! 😊

Click on the image for more details of the matcha I have used, there are many brands.Check out the matcha stats below…an amazing nutritious drink to have first thing…
FINEST ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA | Japanese matcha tea | Finest vibrant green powder | Super Premium Ceremonial Grade | Organic | Natural & Vegan | Tea Masters choice.

I started on 1/2 a tsp as I have not used it in a while and will work myself up to 1 heaped teaspoon, I would recommend starting small, maybe even 1/4 tsp as you don’t want to overdose on the detoxifying qualities of certain super foods.

So I blended 1/2tsp of matcha powder into a blender of almond milk and two tbsp of chia seeds…you can also just blend the matcha with the milk and skip the seeds but I needed a little extra energy in my morning drink and I was out of everything else.   You could also add a couple of extra dates for sweetness if you don’t like the strong green tea taste!

I swear I always feel a boost in my energy after a matcha drink, there’s something amazing about this super food and I hope to post a few more matcha recipes in the future.  Be careful to purchase a high quality blend though, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to match, Ive done a little research and the best one I have used was a ‘Tea pigs’ one and you can check it out by clicking the tea pigs image below for that but the one I have in the picture is by kineta, it’s the first time I’ve used this particular brand but I’ve felt the energy results from taking it.


Hazelnut wheatgrass smoothie

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Hazelnut and wheatgrass smoothie!  A quick warm winter smoothie before we head out for the day!  Wheatgrass has some amazing benefits and although I have a huge sack of wheatgrass seeds in the kitchen I haven’t successfully grown any yet so I use a powder in my smoothies for now.  The ingredients are below and if your not sure where to get the wheatgrass click on the image below.
I should add that you will need a powerful blender for this one like the vitamix to blend the nuts without destroying the motor, Love and peace ✌️

a handful of hazelnuts (use hazelnut milk if you don’t have a powerful blender)

1 heaped tbsp of wheatgrass

1/2 stick of cinnamon (optional but good for the winter)

2 bananas

water or coconut water to blend

Blend and serve, this makes enough for two! ❤️


Goji berry winter smoothie – youtube

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A quick film in -9 conditions of me in my garden with my warm goji berry smoothie.  The ingredients for the smoothie are below the video.

Goji berry smoothie ingredients –

2 x bananas 🍌

1 tbsp of lucuma powder

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp walnuts

1 Handful of goji berrys

orange juice/water or almond milk

Blend the lot together with the desired liquids and serve warm (to serve warm keep the blender running for 3-5mins on high, I use a vitamix, link below)

If you can’t find goji berries click on the image below to take you to amazon where you can buy them in bulk and not pay the high supermarket prices.

Below are some links to  the health benefits of some of the ingredients.

https://draxe.com/goji-berry-benefits/

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-lucuma/


First youtube video

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Ok so I did my first ever you tube video today, I seriously had loads of fun creating it…its not very interesting, I was really just trying all of my equipment out which is pretty pants!

I need a new camera, microphone, new mac to cope with some new video editing software and some video ideas.  It was great fun though and I laughed so much making it and editing it…the video quality is pretty pants but I will work on that for the next time, also my nail polish is super awful but I’ll get that sorted for next time!

Ok be kind people!  lots of love xxx


Kids chocolate ice cream shake!

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Homemade raw chocolate ice cream shake!

It’s not exactly the weather for ice cream shakes tonight at -3 outside but at my sons request I said I would make him one so I managed to sneak in a few extras.  I added a huge two tbsp of alpro dairy free vanilla ice cream and topped it up with tonnes of almond milk, three tbsp of raw cacao powder, a splash of maple syrup and a couple of tbsp of chia seeds.  Blend it all up until just blended, don’t keep the blender  running too long or it will get too warm.

Serve with some grated dark chocolate on top if you fancy.


Blackberries (brambles) for lunch!

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Seasonal warm smoothie made with freshly picked brambles (blackberries) that we found on our forest walk with the dogs today…I love those heavenly moments when nature provides something so delicious, nutritious and so unexpectedly!  🙂

So the ingredients were…

a handful of blackberries,

a green apple,

a pear,

tbsp of maca,

tbsp of goji berries,

tbsp of flax seeds,

tbsp of pumpkin seeds

and topped with half almond and half water…

In my vitamix I can blend it on high for a few minutes and it will warm it up because let’s face it it’s freezing outside and who wants to drink a cold smoothie heading into the winter months…not sure if this works in other blender models you can give it a try.

If you like it a litte sweeter you could add a date or two or a dollop of honey.  This recipe was shared between two people.


Kale super smoothie

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Sorry it’s been a while folks, I’ve been busy studying a very basic course on Naturopathy, it’s just the tip of the iceberg but the knowledge I’ve gained has been very useful so far and it’s a good introduction to Natural medicine etc.  I hope to continue further along with some plant powered study! 😊

So here’s a quick smoothie I knocked up and it was so powerful I went for a run afterwards, my legs are still sore and that was a few days ago ha ha ha!  The black kale plucked fresh out of the garden still covered in the morning dew was absolutely amazing and I could feel the effects of the nutrition immediately lifting my  morning brain fog!  It seriously felt like a light coming on, it could also have been the ginseng kicking in!  I’m so impressed with this stuff it’s definitely on the garden growing list next year!

So I blended it in the vitamix with persimmons (I’m a persimmons addict at this time of year) and a whole orange, a tbsp of pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and some ginseng!  I topped up with water as I had ran out of almond milk!  You could use half almond milk if you prefer.

Black kale (cavolo Nero)

whole orange peeled

persimmons

tsp ginseng

tbsp pumpkin seeds

tbsp of flaxseeds

I should probably add I shared this with the kids!  It’s quite a lot to consume yourself!

Plant powered body fuel!  😎