The Power Green Smoothie

IMG_6427-1Call me crazy (or totally hooked), but  I need to drink my greens even on holiday! I would normally juice but since I can’t take my super slow juicer with me everywhere I go, I had to make smoothies – with a blender then. They are also very good and quite filling I must say. (Read the difference between a juice and a smoothie.)

If you’re still wondering why you should drink green juices & smoothies, read more about their health benefits below. 

Ingredients

  • Pineapple, 1/4
  • Spinach, a big big handful
  • Lemon, 1/2
  • Cucumber, 1/2
  • Small handful of mint
  • Ginger, 1 cm
  • Ice cubes, 4

Procedure

Peel the ginger and the lemon (try to keep as much of the white pith as you can, it contains most of the good stuff); brush the cucumber (same thing, all the good stuff is under the skin); wash the spinach and the mint. Dice the cucumber and the pineapple.

Chuck everything in your blender with the ice and add a tiny tiny bit of water if necessary; blend until smooth.

I would recommend having it for breakfast on an empty stomach so as to optimise the absorption of the nutrients.

Enjoy!


 

The health benefits of green juices:

  • Contain a powerhouse of nutrients
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve hydration
  • Rejuvenate the body
  • Give lots of energy
  • Promote healthy bones and a healthy heart
  • Make your skin glow
  • Increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables

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