“We all love convenience, don’t we? To get so much goodness in one meal is the miracle of the smoothie!” – Kelly, Nutribuddy’s uber-knowledgeable nutritional advisor.
Kelly is the ultimate nutritional wizard in our eyes – so if she says we should make a smoothie, we’re damn well making one.
And it totally makes sense. There’s no quicker or easier way to gain a mega-dose of nutrients, vitamins and natural goodness than a wholefood-packed, leafy green smoothie!
With that said, we thought it was high time to share Kelly’s favourite super green smoothie recipe with you. Speaking of her inspiration behind this zesty green creation, she said:
“There is so much information on types of diets for different diseases. Be it heart disease, Alzheimer’s or Cancer, the advice is to consume mainly plant-based wholefoods, eat lots of greens, berries, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds daily ?
Eat a rainbow and whole grains ? Try new things and make nourishing food a fun adventure ?”
It’s true! Even the World Health Organization states that healthy, colourful diets are key to a long and healthy life, while diets low in essential nutrients can contribute to the development of chronic diseases. So, this super green smoothie recipe is a fabulous way to regularly boost your vitamin and antioxidant intake and follow that exact advice!
Not only will the vibrant, vivid green colour of this tangy treat cheer you up on a grey day, but because it’s literally teeming with nutritious whole foods, it’s sure to nourish you from the inside-out, perk up your immune system and help your body fight off chronic disease over the long-term. After all, prevention is always better than cure.
So, let’s get stuck into Kelly’s super zesty, mega tangy, ultra-green super smoothie recipe! Yum.
Kelly’s Super Green Smoothie
- 2 sticks of celery
- A handful of spinach
- 10 slices cucumber
- 1 small banana
- A handful of blueberries
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1 tsp turmeric powder (or freshly grated, if you have it!)
- A sprinkling of black pepper
- 1 scoop Nutribuddy Shake Complete
- A generous squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice
- A dash of plant-based milk (Kelly used oat) or water
- Chop, wash and prep all your ingredients.
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
- Add more or less liquid depending on your preferred smoothie consistency. Use less for a thick and creamy shake or add water for a refreshing, juicy boost!
|Typical Nutritional Values||Per Smoothie|
|of which saturates (g)||1.3|
|of which sugars (g)||19|
|Nutrient Breakdown||Per 100g|
|Minerals & Trace Elements|
|Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug)||19.5|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.24|
|Vitamin K 1 (ug)||21.3|
|Thiamin (B1 ) (mg)||0.1|
|Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg)||0.06|
|Niacin total(B3 ) (mg)||0.9|
|Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg)||0.34|
|Vitamin B 6 (mg)||0.11|
|Folates (B9) Total (ug)||25.4|
|Vitamin B 12 (ug)||0.11|
|Biotin (B7) (ug)||1.3|
|Vitamin C (mg)||7.5|
So, we hope this becomes your go-to green super smoothie for a regular boost of vitamin goodness – trust us, your body will thank you!