Super Green Power Smoothie
The goodness that’s packed in this smoothie
The green smoothie is one of my family’s favourites! We tend to have this a few times a week, but I particularly love it not just because of its great taste but the nurishment that is filled this cup of green goodness.
On a usual day I would have it on its own but when I do have more time like the weekends I like to beef it up a little with a base of chia pudding, as pictured above!
Below I have listed all the health benefits that each of the fruits and vegetables I use in this smoothie have.
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.
Today ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative, a substance that promotes the elimination of excessive gas from the digestive system and soothes the intestinal tract. Below are a few points on the benefits of consuming ginger and what it can do for your body:
Helps boost your immune system • Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory • Helps fight infection • Revs up your metabolism • Helps body recover faster post workout •Regulates blood sugars.
Spinach contains more than a dozen different antioxidant compounds that also have anti-inflamination properties that help protect against heart disease and to neutralise the free radicals that compromise the immune system and are linked to cancer. Spinach also has a considerable vitamin K content which help protect the bones.
Mangos are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C and therefore great for boosting the immune system, protecting eyesight and aiding digestion.
the kiwi fruit is high in vitamin C which contributes to the formation of collagen. It’s mild laxative effect is linked to its fibre content. 2 kiwis provide 20% of the daily recommended amount of fibre, and can aid digestion and maintain colon health.
Avocados are a fruit which contain the highest fat content amoungst the fruits. These fats in the avocados are quite unique as they contain a number of vital vitamins. These fats are necessary for your body to function, but it can’t make them itself. Your body uses these fats to build cell membranes and the covering of nerves. And they’re also needed for blood clotting and muscle movement.
Other health benefits include: lower risk of heart disease, helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugars and fantastic for consuming while pregnant or trying to conceive as they are high in folate.
Hope you enjoyed the facts about the vitamin rich smoothie you could make for yourself!
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1/4 Cup Frozen spinach
1/4 Cup Frozen mango
2cm Ginger (add more if you like the heat)
1/2 peeled lemon
2tblsp Chia seeds
In a cup or bowl add the 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds then cover with your choice of milk, (I used almond milk) Works well with pretty much any plant based milks. Stir well and then leave for 2-3 minutes to foam up into the lovely pudding.
In a blender (smoothie maker, I use the Nutro bullet) add all the fruits and vegetablesand splitz for about a minute until nice and smooth.
Pour your smoothie into the bowl where your chia pudding is resting. Add more toppings of your choice and enjoy!