This past Sunday we joined a local church and organized a “Smoothie Sunday!” After service, the regular coffee & cookie refreshment time also included this healthy option. Many parishioners enjoyed a smoothie for the very first time! How exciting!
For beginner smoothie lovers or children, I like to present very simple recipe full of flavor. I offered my “JoyFull Green Smoothie” as one of the options. This is a very simple and common recipe.
JoyFull Green Smoothie Recipe
2 cups fresh Spinach
1 cup frozen Mango
2 cups non-dairy Milk (almond or coconut)
1-2 cups water (as needed)
Add to Blender and Blend until smooth and creamy.
Add water to create the texture you enjoy (thick or thin!)
I love smoothies for their simplicity and variety. But maybe you are ready to JAZZ UP that basic recipe. Here are some ideas!
JAZZ UP Your Smoothie!
(Add one or more of the following to taste)
2 tblsp chia seeds (source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and the seeds also absorb up to 12-times their weight in water, which ensures better hydration throughout the day)
2 tbslp hemp seeds (source of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, vitmains & minerals)
1 tsp flaxseed oil or ground flaxseeds (rich in omega 3 fatty acids “good fat”)
1 tsp spirulina (good source of antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, copper, and manganese)
1 cup pineapple (digestive enzyme bromelain, anti-inflammatory, vit A & C, potassium, calcium)
1 tsp cinnamon (digestive aid, lowers blood pressure, protects against diabetes)
Remember - Healthly Food choices should become part of your regular lifestyle and bring Joy & Energy to your life!
Your taste buds will change as you eat better. If you don't like the taste of something now, give it some time and try again in a few months.
HAPPY SMOOTHIE MAKING!
Jennifer Levitan, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health and a life of JoyFull Eating!
Jennifer Levitan, ARCT, ORMT, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health. Jennifer earned a diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2018 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Science.