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  • Writer's pictureYiannoulla Burness

Power Packed Green Smoothie

Try this smoothie and get all your health benefits in one drink.

Use fresh greens to make this super good for you simply yummy smoothie drink.

Enjoy in a tall glass or pour into a bowl and add nuts, seeds and dried fruit or topping of choice.


BANANA: Is rich in potassium and many other benefits.

SPINACH LEAVES: For added vitamins and antioxidants.

A great source of vitamin C, calcium and magnesium.

PARSLEY: Is rich in nutrients A, K and C.

BASIL LEAVES: Are good for digestion and healing plus more.

KALE LEAVES: rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and K, beta-carotene.

MINT: Has many benefits one is reducing digestive problems.

DATES: natural sweetener, high in antioxidants.

BRAZIL NUTS: is a healthy fat, high in selenium

AVOCADO: high in potassium, fibre, health fats.

COCONUT WATER: is low in calories and contains, calcium, magnesium and

potassium



FRESH ORGANIC GREENS STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN

KALE

SPINACH TO THE RIGHT

PARSLEY

BAZIL

MINT



EQUIPMENT: a high speed blender


Makes enough for 2-3 smoothies depending on the size of glass or bowl you use


RECIPE

1 large banana or 3/4 cup frozen packed banana

1 good handful each of spinach and kale leaves

2 sprigs of parsley

1 sprig of fresh basil

2 sprigs fresh mint leaves

2 large medjool dates pitted , or dates of choice

4 brazil nuts, optional

1/2 a ripe avocado, for creaminess

500ml coconut water or liquid of choice


IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE PARTICULAR INGREDIENTS REPLACE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE


METHOD


*Prepare greens by washing and removing stalks, then chop into small pieces

*Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until silky smooth and creamy

*Use more or less liquid depending how thick you want your smoothie

*Pour into a tall glass and enjoy or alternatively serve in a bowl and add your favourite topping


REASONS TO DRINK A SMOOTHIE

*Very nutritious

*Loaded with fibre

*Easy to digest

*Easy to make

*Glow on the inside and out

*Good for your complexion

*Children will love to drink it






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