Like many a trend, I am very late to jump on board but I’ve finally joined the green smoothie movement and one week in, I’m loving it! Our lil family has had a bad winter health wise with colds and coughs doing the rounds without relief. It’s been a very long and tiring few months for us all. And whilst I can’t prevent the germs the kiddies pick up at school and kindy and kindly share with the rest of us, I CAN boost our immune systems with delish smoothies as well as increase energy, bolster digestive systems (!), detox, improve skin and so on and so on. With the right combo of greens, fruit and additives such as chia seeds, spirulina, hemp, protein and the like you can help the body fight, increase, improve and balance. Ah-mazing!!!
We popped off to The Good Guys to get a smoothie maker and came home with this one…
This is the Kambrook Blitz2Go which we paid $45 for plus purchased another 2 bottles as an extra giving us 4 large bottles and 1 small, a far better amount for a family.
I spent half the night researching recipes (although it did come with quite a few yummy sounding ones), and found a few great sites. There are so many out there so I’m sure you’ll be able to steer me towards others also! The ones I found though, in case you’re interested, are Deliciously Ella, I Quit Sugar, The Healthy Chef and Simple Green Smoothies. I picked some simple, not too out there recipes from these sites and made a list….I love list making!!
The next day I popped down to the shops with said list and came home laden with greens (baby spinach, cucumber & herbs) and fruits (strawbs, pineapple & an array of citrus) and some coconut water. I got all organised chopping up all the ingredients in ready to use pieces and freezing them so prep is easier and food doesn’t go to waste. I then made up 4 different blends to pop in the fridge for hubs for the week ahead so in the morning all he has to do is get up, grab a bottle from the fridge, quickly blitz and go! He is loving them as are the kids, which given how green some of them have been is surprising! I thought I would have a much harder time of it but call a green drink The Hulk and they can’t get into it fast enough ;-) These are the recipes we have had so far…
– hulk smoothie highly recommend this for the little people!
– Immune Boosting Green Smoothie more juice than the normal thick smoothie but hub loved it
– Green Goddess Smoothie…I may have told the mr it was called the green GOD smoothie so he wasn’t put off ;-)
– Fountain of Youth Smoothie…I’m also having this one today, I haven’t had hubs verdict yet but for me it’s very strong flavours, wouldn’t be an every day smoothie for me but maybe a few tweaks to tone it down and it would go down easier!
– another immune boosting one with spinach, oj, water, banana, carrot, strawberries & blackberries…I can’t find a link for it sorry!
I’m keen to start gathering all the booster bits- hemp powder, spirulina etc, does anyone have a good source of these for a newcomer to the scene?
I am sharing more on my fb page here each day so check it out! Have a great day and a green smoothie if you’re into them…and if you’re not you should be!! <3