Thursday, 12 February 2015

"Drink Yo Greens!" Smoothie

If you'd like to feel detoxed but are pushed for time, (aka can't make it to the spa today, sorry dahling) then this is your quick fix go-to recipe! I love green smoothies, because unlike the juice form, they contain all the fibre goodness from the fruit/vegetable. Fibre keeps you feeling full for so much well, another selling point is that this stuff tastes GREAT. Do not fear the mixture of ingredients in this strange concoction or be weary of its hue, it is really rather tasty... if I do say so myself.

This smoothie is seriously nutrient dense and is a great way of getting more fruit/veggies into your diet. Oh, also the lemon juice added will help your body effectively uptake the spinach's non-haem iron. Non-haem iron, found in lentils and green leafy veg, isn't usually completely absorbed compared to haem sources, found in animal sources such as beef and eggs. 

Method: Just throw all the ingredients in a blender for a few minutes until liquidised. Ta-daaa!

2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 ripe Banana
1 handful Spinach
1 tablespoon Nut butter of your choice
1/3 cup of cold Water

(If you'd like it sweetened a little more, you can always add a dash of maple syrup, however I personally think it's sweet enough. You may have more of sweeter tooth than I do, so please give it a go try and see what you prefer!)

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