Smoothies are easy to prepare, they taste amazing, they are very versatile and full of nutrients.
Smoothies are my favourite go-to meal for many reasons. They are easy to prepare, they taste amazing, they are very versatile and full of nutrients.
There are times when I haven’t prepared for a meal, and I’m starving. It takes me 5 minutes to grab a handful of greens (spinach is my favourite), frozen fruit, avocado, hemp seeds, coconut oil and throw it the blender; voila
I have satisfied my hunger for hours. I like to start my day with smoothies too. They are good anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
So what makes them nutritional powerhouses….you pack a blender full of healthy, alive food, you blend into a liquid, making it easy on your digestion and enjoy. For all the picky eaters you can sneak leafy greens like spinach, kale and you don’t taste them. I like to add frozen fruit it provides a nice texture and natural sweetness. Avocado is great too it is full of healthy saturated fat. Coconut oil is amazing for our brain and digestion.
Hemp seeds are a must; they are a full protein and lots of fibre. Our bodies need all this stuff to run optimally.
Eating processed food doesn’t give our bodies the nutrients found in alive food. It’s that simple. Having a smoothie a day will change your life!
If all of that isn’t enough to get you excited about smoothies, this last thing should do it….there are no dishes to clean up other than the blender. I use the Ninja personal sized blender and drink right from the container. Therefore it's one thing to wash and dry.
Smoothie ingredients are interchangeable; that’s what makes them so versatile. I had a peach that was ripe and juicy, so I put it in the mix, but if you don’t have have the peach, it will still be good without it.
- 3/4 cup Spinach leaves
- 1 fresh peach (pitted)
- 3 fresh strawberries
- 4 pieces mango (frozen)
- 1/3 cup blueberries (frozen)
- 2 tbsps. hemp seeds
- ½ avocado
- 1/3 cup organic kefir or full-fat coconut milk.
- ½ cup filtered water
Tara Tellier is the owner of Roots of Nutrition. In search of a better way to improve her own health, Tara studied and became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.). She enjoys developing healthy choice recipes for herself and her clients.
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