THINK GREEN.....THINK HEALTHY


I know when we think of our health, GREEN is often synominus with sick or ill..." Heh are you ok? You're looking a little GREEN" Well let's flip GREEN upside down and think of it in terms of HEALTHY instead....

LET"S THINK GREEN SMOOTHIES!!!

WHY I LOVE THEM

1) They are a great start to your day with their natural energy boosting properties

2) They are jam-packed with vital nutrients

3) They give a boost to your immune system with all their phytonutrients

4) They are quick and easy and make a great "nutrient packed" snack in a pinch

Smoothies are different than juices because they consist of the entire fruit or vegetable (skin and all) and not just the juice. They are fibre rich yet easier to digest and have the added benefit of leaving

you feeling fuller due to the fibre content.

HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITES:

These will make more than 1 serving. I use small mason jars and place the extra servings in the fridge for later; be sure to drink them up within a day though! You want them fresh!!

AVOCADO CUCUMBER GREEN SMOOTHIE

1 cup of good quality filtered water

3-4 stalks of celery with leaves

1 avocado

1 medium cucumber with skin

juice from 1 lemon

handful of parsley

1 clove of garlic

STRAWBERRY ALMOND BANANA GREEN SMOOTHIE

2 cups fresh spinach

1 banana

1 cup strawberries

3/4 cup almond milk

3-4 mint leaves

2 tbsp nut butter

KIWI CILANTRO SMOOTHIE

1 small cucumber chopped

2 ripe kiwis, peeled

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves

6 ice cubes

The best part of is that they don't have to be complicated!! And you can easily "switch it up" by adding/substituting any of the following:

Try using:

  • filtered water

  • coconut water

  • coconut milk

  • almond milk

  • hemp milk

​Leafy Greens like:

  • romaine lettuce

  • collards

  • kale

  • spinach

  • or any variety of green leafy lettuce

Some Energy Boosting Fruit like:

  • banana

  • blueberry

  • strawberry

  • pineapple

  • kiwi

  • apple

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