Yesterday I wrote about how twisting in yoga can support detox…so today we thought it fitting to give you a yummy way to help the body’s natural process of detoxifying with an AWESOME smoothie recipe!
If we had to choose any smoothie, 98% of the time I will go straight for one with green leafy vegetables. Leafy greens are so important in our diet, they are packed full of nutrients and minerals and for all those vegans out there…they are a good source of protein.
I often will go for a smoothie over a juice because when we use the whole fruit or vegetable we keep and consume all the fiber it contains. Fiber is essential to our immune system, general health and also is important in appetite control and weight management.
As a general rule mix about 1/3 or less of greens and 2/3 fruit and a bit of water to make a great smoothie. You can add dates, honey, agave or other sweeteners if the fruit is not enough.
Bananas and other pulpy fruits make a great thick smoothie but any fruit can be used.
Try mixing it up with some different greens such as spinach, kale, lettuce, cucumber….anything that is green!
For an EXTRA BLAST add some spirulina powder !!!
Here is one of our favourites:
GO GREEN SMOOTHIE
- 1/3 cup mint leaves (if frozen, the smoothy is even more refreshing!)
- 1 juice of ½ lime
- 2 -3 frozen large bananas, slightly defrosted
- 1 tsp orange zest
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tbsp soaked raisins
Place the mint leaves and lime juice in the blender. Add some of the bananas and blend to crush the mint leaves well. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. Add water as needed. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
This is one of the healthy snacks we will be tasting at our upcoming retreat, “Personalise Your Practice”