Easy Green Smoothie
Smoothie's have become the rage for healthy types but are they really healthy? Well, the short answer is 'yes' but it is absolutely conditional on how you make them. Firstly, the primary ingredients of your smoothie need to be vegetables. Veggies contain loads of fibre, vitamins and water and not much sugar. As such, they are not as calorie-dense as smoothies based on fruit.
Second, you need to make the smoothie up on a low-calorie liquid like coconut water or even plain water. Adding juices or full-cream milk will send the caloric density through the roof. Of course there will be plenty of nutrition in the smoothie but from a caloric point of view, you may as well be drinking Coke.
I am lucky to have been bought a Nutri-Bullet from mum for Xmas so expect to see a few more of these being posted. There's just something about the green smoothie that makes you feel fresh, revitalised and ready to roll! Here's a VERY basic one to get you started!
- Handful of raw spinach leaves;
- Handful of mint;
- One green apple;
- 2-3 slices of pineapple;
- 1 cup of coconut water.
- Add all ingredients into a blender and go for it! That's it!