Am back with another smoothie post, this one was even better than my previous green one in that , that hubster really enjoyed it and was blissfully unaware about how much Kale he had unknowingly added into his system 🙂
Also Chia seeds are now a permanent feature of our smoothies and I add them into our porridge too, they are quite bland on their own and go with almost anything. They are a superfood and antioxidant boosting . Besides starting your day with a green smoothie keeps you going for longer, with a healthier fuller feeling which does not spike your blood sugar levels as some other sugar laden juices can do , which then suddenly lead to a crash and thus result in hunger pangs.
What’s fab about this smoothie?
- Chia seeds are 100% natural whole grains that are rich in omega-3, antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Great for those who have Type 2 diabetes as chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation.
- Kale is rich in Vitamins K and C and is calcium, also it contains a chemical called sulforaphane which has anti cancer properties.
- Spinach helps boost iron levels and is a rich source of various Vitamins like B2,K , C & A.
Serves: 2 – makes 4 small glass fulls
- Large handful of baby spinach leaves per person
- Large handful of Kale leaves per person
- Large handful of fresh raspberries per person
- 1 Big avocado per person
- 1/2 a pear per person
- 1/2 of a small tetra pack of coconut water per person
- a small knob of ginger
- Chop the ginger into small bits after roughly removing the skin, if the ginger is super fresh you can use the back of a spoon to easily peel of the fine layer of skin.
- Roughly chop the pear.
- Half the avocados, remove the seed and roughly make large chunks.
- Wash the spinach and kale under running water in a colander.
- Simply chuck all the above ingredients into a food processor with the coconut water and add very little water just to give the smoothie some more movement while it mixes in the food processor.
- Adjust the quantities according to how many servings you want to make.
- Sprinkle with some chia seeds and a raspberry or two and drink up for a delicious and filling smoothie that will do wonders for your body and mind!
* With information gleaned off Wiki and some other useful sites and articles like here and here. Having said that am not a nutrition expert and am trying hard to get onto a balanced diet and exercise regime and educating myself to understand super foods, how to eat cleaner, healthier and incorporate more raw foods, how to eat the right food at the right time to reduce blood sugar and how to fight off diabetes and other obesity led disorders .