Green Smoothies

A few of you have been asking me more about the Green Smoothies I drink daily.


💚So why have a green smoothie?

Green Smoothies are a great way to get fresh, raw servings of fruits and vegetables with all the healthy fibre, vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your body needs. A good blender or food processor is essential to get a nice smooth, lump free smoothie. Your body can digest the nutrients more efficiently and easily as it’s in more liquid form.

💚So how do I create an awesome balanced Green Smoothie?

• Greens-eg, kale, spinach, chard, watercress, bok choi, pea shoots, herbs like mint, basil and parsley. This makes up roughly half of your cup so mix and match/choose your favourite greens. Don’t always stick to the same ones though.

• Protein-Protein Powder/Hemp Seeds, either a scoop or couple of table spoons of seeds.

• Healthy Fats-Avocados, Nuts, seeds, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, nut oils and nut butters about ½ an avocado or 1 heaped teaspoon.

• Extra Nutrients, antioxiodants, immume boosters, acid/alkaline balancers- Citrus fruits, cinnamon, turmeric, grapeseed oil, spices, fresh ginger, nutmeg, cacao powders. Only need to add a small amount. Like a teaspoon max.

• Sweetness/extra flavours-berries are best but can also add sweeter fruits in smaller amounts like ½ a banana or some tropical fruits.

• Liquid-water, coconut water, hemp milk, coconut/almond/other non dairy milks- top up to liquid line, can add more or less to change consistency.

And then blend until smooth.

💚So I promised to share with you one of my fave green smoothie recipes, well here it is:

💚 Jemp Berry Green Smoothie💚

Ingredients:

• ½ cup of baby pea shoots

• 1 Scoop of Good Hemp Strawberry Fit Shake

• 1 Tablespoon of Good hemp Oil

• Handful of Fresh Basil

• Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

• Handful of frozen berries ( I used Waitrose mixed berries of strawberries, blackberries and blue berries

• ½ banana (the riper the sweeter)

• Topped up with unsweetened Good Hemp Milk

How to make:

• Chuck it all in the blender and whizz until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

Do post a smoothie selfie and tag me @jemsjourneytohealthandfitness on Instagram.

On that note my friend, enjoy the rest of your week and more recipes to come soon, promise 🙂

Stay flawsome.

Lots of love, Jemma xx

P.S. Don’t forget you can follow my healthy journey on Facebook: Jem’s Journey to Health and Fitness and @flawsomejem or via Instagram: @flawsomejem. See you there xx

P.P.S. Don’t forget you can buy Good Hemp products via my link in menu above. Thank you in advance if you do 🙂 xx

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