This naturally gluten free, naturally sweet Raw Green Smoothie is a perfect pick me up. It is born out of a need to find some energy in what has been a difficult few weeks. Full of an incredible array of beautiful green and yellow fruit, veg and nuts, it packs a punch of health and vitality to restore some balance.
Sometimes life throws so many side-balls that you feel like you are sinking. None of your anchors are down and you are caught in a sea swirl so powerful, all you experience is the spin of the current dragging you down. Right now, I am in that place. For all sorts of reasons. I won’t ‘go there’ in public, but as a consequence, my energy levels are so low and are being challenged in so many ways, that the blog may go quiet, or intermittent for a while. Other things need my attention and they must come first…..
As is the timing of these things, I typically have a number of amazing recipes and new things I have developed that I want to share with you, but they will have to wait in line. As and when I have a need (or an opportunity) to escape from the reality of the crap that is life right now, I will snatch my computer and reach for you.
When I can, I will also keep contact through social media (I have a load of photos I want to smarten up and re-publish, which will keep me going with less effort than the full blog-works)…… after all, I don’t want you to forget me!
Meanwhile, if you need something to energise, go find the ingredients below, grab a liquidiser and blend until smooth, green and vibrant…..
This superfood smoothie is packed with Amazing!…..
Kale – The great green detoxifier….. High in vitamins K,A and C and well known for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients. It even plays a role in reducing glaucoma risk.
Spinach – Another great provider of vitamins K and A, as well as the minerals manganese, folate, magnesium & iron. and praised for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Baobab powder – A powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory and found to have about six times more vitamin C than orange.
Pistachio Nuts – A rich energy source, full of vitamin E, protein and healthy fats (including oleic acid) which can help to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Coconut Water – containing simple sugars, electrolytes and minerals (particularly potassium and sodium) to help rehydrate.
If that’s not enough for you, the whole lot is pepped up with grapes, pear, pineapple, kiwi, banana, cucumber and a squeeze of tangy lime to give it an incredible hit of fruity loveliness….. just what you need to bring a smile to your face and chase away that feeling of blaaahhhh…… at least for a while….
I have no doubt I will be making quite a few of these over the next few weeks.
I am sharing my Naturally Sweet Green Smoothie with the following :
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Naturally Sweet Raw Green Smoothie (makes 2 large or 3 small smoothie glasses)
approx 5 chunks frozen pineapple
approx 2 inch/5 cm length cucumber – cubed
½ banana – peeled
½ kiwi fruit – peeled
juice of ½ a lime
1 heaped tablespoon baobab powder
handful raw, unsalted pistachio nuts – shells removed
approx 220 ml 100% coconut water
- Put all the ingredients into a high powered liquidiser or smoothie maker and liquidise until smooth. Enjoy!
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