Basic Green smoothie

12079925_10156076466440573_5998197789968204012_oPicture this: Its 6:00 am and your alarm blares out loud, at first it seems like part of a dream. Then a nudge from your husband makes you turn around and hit the snooze button, then again and again and before you know, its 7:00 am and your already running terribly late. You get ready, barely manage to comb your hair (And I am not even getting started on the make up) and its time to hit the road. Times like this, which is most days, its almost impossible to enjoy a proper sit down breakfast of cereal, egg and fruit. Your day begins, which is an endless sequence of deadlines and meetings and before you know its 6 pm. You feel the fatigue sinking in because the only thing you ate through the day are things from a vending machine and coffee, lots of it. Sounds familiar? If yes, then this is just the place for you!

(Green or Any other color) Smoothies are a quick and easy way of making sure you get a full serving of vegetables and fruits into your daily diet one glass at a time. Then there are also the side effects of a natural energy boost, better immunity and weight loss!

What goes in it? It is a simple and tasty (it has to be tasty!) combination of vegetable (leaf in case of green smoothies), fruit and some kind of liquid base. Add a dash of spices and some herbs and you get a delicious goodness with some zing!

This is a very basic recipe to get you started, more to follow.

Time to cook: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 handful of Spinach
  • 2 stems of mint leaves
  • 1 Banana
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Generous pinch of cayenne
  • Generous pinch turmeric.
  • Water, as needed

Process:

  1. Add all the ingredients above in a blender jar and blend until smooth.
  2. Add water based on how thick or thin your prefer your smoothie to be.
  3. Pour in a glass and enjoy.

About the Ingredients:

  • Spinach: This is by far the most nutrient of all the greens with benefits that range from fighting cancer, strengthening bones, improving vision, boosting brain power, reducing inflammation, improving skin and a natural energy booster. This is my favorite ingredient for green smoothies.
  • Mint leaves: These work wonders to clean up the toxin build-up that happens in stomach and colon, along with the sweet cool flavor it adds to the smoothie blend will make this your go to herb for smoothie recipes.
  • Banana: Rich in vitamins, potassium and magnesium they are best to help with post workout muscle cramps, it fills you up at only 90 calories per fruit and adds sweetness and a smooth texture to the smoothie.
  • Lemon: They are rich in vitamin C and are also a natural diuretic helping the body to flush fluids regularly.
  • Water: Water is essential for your body, and its simply good for you. Use water in your smoothies when you are looking for an easy, cheap, and simple base.
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