Post Vacation Green Smoothie

The holiday season is over now and after enjoying the pleasure of Christmas food and cheese & wine evenings with friends, it’s time to get back on track and nourish our bodies with real, wholesome food.

Over time, I found that when I start my day with a healthy breakfast, I set the tone for the rest of the day, feeling more energised and also tend to crave healthier food throughout the day. Win-win!

This smoothie recipe is one of my go-to recipes. It’s light, creamy, refreshing, packed with all the goodies, low in sugar and keeps me full until lunch. The avocado and nuts add a nice creamy texture to the smoothie while also providing good, healthy fats that help with satiety, glowing skin, hair and heart health. The smoothie is packed with fiber (important for a proper digestion), protein and is a great way to sneak in extra greens.

 

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Post Vacation Green Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi peeled and cut
  • 1 cup organic spinach washed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds soaked in water
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts soaked in water
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 cm ginger peeled
  • 1 cup water or coconut water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed. Enjoy!Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For an easier digestion and to reduce the phytic acid content of nuts and seeds, soak them before preparing the smoothie. Put the nuts in a small bowl, cover with water, add a pinch of salt and soak overnight. Discard the water the next day. I soak the chia and flaxseeds in a separate bowl, as they will absorb the water and just add them to the smoothie.

 

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