Get in your greens with this smoothie!
Make it the night before and enjoy in the morning. This green machine is perfect as an addition to a full meal after a morning workout. Recipe and tips below.
How I make my smoothies to ensure I am fuelled after exercise and ready to start my day:
🟩 If I'm not having a meal or in a rush, I make sure my smoothie has everything I would eat for breakfast. This includes veggies, protein, fats and carbs.
🟩 I make sure my smoothie is a thick consistency. A watery juice or smoothie won't keep me satisfied and energised 'til lunch.
🟩 Sneak in my greens. I add in cruciferous vegetables, aka leafy greens including broccoli or spinach.
🟩 Protein. I use protein powder or supplements. If you enjoy full fat greek yoghurt this is another way to add in protein.
🟩 Flax seeds and chia seeds. I add these nutritious sources of Omega-3 and fibre for digestion.
🟩 Frozen fruit and vegetables. I use frozen spinach. When bananas are about to go off, I chop them in thin slices and freeze them for smoothies. This goes for all my fruits and veggies, including stalks from veggies I don't use in cooking...I save them for a smoothie!
Thick, creamy and delicious!
Green Machine Smoothie
Time: 5 Minutes Yield: 2 Servings
Nutrition Facts (coming soon)
1 large frozen banana
2 cup frozen spinach
1 cup chopped zuchinni
1/2 cup mango
1 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp protein powder
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (bottled milk) or almond milk
Handful of ice
1. Blend or 'extract' on your blender until smooth enough to drink through a straw. Add more milk where required.