Thursday, 25 June 2015

Super tasty super-green smoothie

Regular blog readers will know that I love a smoothie, but I hadn't been having them very often - now I am back to being addicted to them!!! My latest creation is my super-green smoothie, bursting full of goodness!!! 

 This one has wheat grass and moringa in it, as well as Popeye's favourite - spinach!!!! Don't turn your nose up to it just yet - veggies in a smoothie is a sneaky way to add in one of your five a day and it bulks it out to a thicker consistency! 

moringa my new fav superfood 

So what else is in this super-green smoothie?...

half a frozen banana
250ml light almond milk
1 scoop of protein powder
1 teaspoon of wheatgrass
1 teaspoon of moringa
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
handful of spinach 

tasty and creamy 

Spinach is one of my favourite veggies. This nutrient dense food is a great source of vitamins such as vitamin K and A, as well as folate and antioxidants*. 

Wheatgrass has long been on the scene as a health food and when you look at the health benefits, you can see why. Wheatgrass contains chlorophyll which helps neutralize toxins in the blood, can help with digestion and can help reduce high blood pressure**. 

Moringa is my new fav super-green and I bought a pot after reading in an article that it can help with digestive issues*** in the Woman's Health magazine.  

And it's a complicated making process... 
put all the ingredients in a smoothie maker...
 and blllleeeennnndddd

Add ice for a more refreshing smoothie

If you are on the macro band wagon, then this is what you've got...
333 calories
17.9 fat
26.3g protein
21.6g carb

Smoothies are so simple to make and I love them before or after a workout as a snack. This one has a good balance of fats, protein and carbs but if you want to reduce the fat then skip the peanut butter. 


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Like this? How about these...

A healthy chocolate milkshake
Beetroot and raspberry 
Avocado and spinach
Kale and cucumber 
Beetroot and carrot
Post workout vitamin smoothie


*naturally healthy eating 
**the chalk board
***miracle trees

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