Disclaimer: I am by no means a nutritionist. This is just works for me so, I decided to share 🙂
Eating healthy is great for the body, the soul and the mind. There are a ton of benefits if you’re doing so. I try my best to eat as healthy as possible and it’s a conscious effort. Other times, I just struggle with it. Even if I may not go through with it the whole day, I love to start my mornings healthy and with my “special” green smoothie which I absolutely love! It’s packed with so much flavor and nutrients. There’s something so good about it. I began my intentional effort to eat healthy as often as possible a few months ago and I did a ton of research about what I should / should not be eating. Somehow, I came up with this recipe and needless to say, I have stuck with it!
From my experience with prepping smoothies, it is important to follow these steps –or, at least I follow them (it makes everything way easier!):
- Pick a fruit or two you love – I personally love bananas and strawberries but you can consider, tomatoes, watermelons, pineapples or berries.
- Add veggies – For me, I do not like to eat “grass” on a plate so this is the easiest way to easily boost my veggie intake. Super convenient! I love it!
- Add some liquid/base – My go to is usually plant-based milk such as almond milk, soy milk or hemp milk but you could consider water or even iced green tea if you’re feeling adventurous. They all have different benefits depending on what your body needs the most. Also, consider your taste preference.
- Add texture – oats, peanut butter, yoghurt are a couple of examples you can consider here.
- Add some extra flavor – think honey! Honey is filled with antioxidants and is also sweet so if you have a sweet tooth, this is a step you do not want to miss but remember to not go overboard. You can also consider vanilla extract or even maple syrup here.
- Boost it! I love chia seeds or flaxseeds and only recently, after reading the benefits moringa powder provides the skin… you know I incorporated that too! LOL
So, I present to you my ideal go-to smoothie and it includes: two handfuls of Spinach (I pick spinach because it is beneficial to my iron intake and it’s something I am huge on), a handful of strawberries, one banana, plant based plain yoghurt, soy/almond/hemp milk, two tablespoons of chia seeds and a tea spoon of moringa powder.
P.S freezing your fruits overnight is ideal because, you wouldn’t have to add ice cubes. It’ll already be served cold 🙂 If you’re like me and you forget to do so overnight, always add ice cubes to the blender after the smoothie is well blended, then blend again. This way, you’re not watering the smoothie down.
Do you have any favorite recipes? Share them in the comments, please!
Love and Light,
“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Genesis 1:29