March is National Nutrition Month and we're ending the month with a healthy & tasty treat.
Real champions eat nutrient dense meals!!! Do you?? The Green Smoothie recipe will fuel you through the day and cool you down through Spring heat. Follow this simple algorithm and blend your way to a tasty reward:
Step 1: Greens
You can add any green vegetable of your choice. We're going to use nutrient dense kale in our smoothie. If you're new to smoothies go with a milder option, like spinach.
Step 2: Fruits
Any of these combinations of fruits will add a sweet flavor to your smoothie. If you want it extra sweet, add honey with your fruit!
Step 3: Base
Bring everything together with your liquid base! Coconut water is going to give us plenty of electrolytes to get through the day. It's also another sweet way to stay hydrated.
Step 4: Super Charge
This is a step in the smoothie meant to give yourself an extra boost. Using protein or flaxseed will fuel you with extra energy. This time we're going to add the chia seeds as our supercharge option. Again, if you want a sweeter kick throw in some cinnamon.>yum<.
Now that we have selected our ingredients its time to blend away!!!
The way you pack your blender will enhance the blend&taste, so, fill the blender in this order:
Small bowl of kale, stems removed
1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
1/2 an apple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1 banana, frozen, cut in half or sliced
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup pinapple juice
2TB Chia seeds
Glass of ice
If you don't have a high tech blender, you can make it work! The key is to blend, blend, blend, and then blend longer then you thought you should.
Now we've blended our way to an energy fueled meal with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. You can always compliment your smoothie with two hard boiled eggs. Enjoy!!