As a busy Mum I have found green smoothie's such a time saver. They have so much goodness in them and you can take them with you, which make them perfect for busy mornings getting the kids to school.
I am a creature of habit and have been living off this green smoothie recipe for about a month now for breakfast (or lunch) and I seriously love it just as much today as I did a month ago. I have also managed to drop a couple of kilo's which has been an added bonus.
For my smoothie I use the following ingredients and just put them in my Thermomix until smooth and creamy. I like to use frozen banana as well as ice cubes as the frozen banana gives it such a luscious creaminess. Underneath this recipe I have included a small list of things I like to substitute or add into mine. I like to keep my smoothie low in sugar so I only use half a banana and don't add any extra fruit or honey.
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup (200g) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 scoops Vanilla Ice cream Flavoured Protein Powder (I use Fat Blaster)
1 handful of Baby Spinach
2 teaspoons WelleCo The Super Elixir
OPTIONAL EXTRA'S: Chia Seeds, Quick Oats, Honey, Additional/subsitute fruit: Blueberries, strawberries, mango, mixed frozen berries, Acai berries, pitted dates, pineapple.
LIQUID SUBSTITUTES: Low-fat dairy milk, soy milk, rice milk, water, coconut water or milk, juice or even cool green tea.
VEGGIE SUBSTITUTES: Kale, cucumber, romaine lettuce or even coked and peeled beetroots.
To make your smoothie creamy you can also try adding 1/4 cup of greek yoghurt or fresh avocado.
The one ingredient I never go without is WelleCo's The Super Elixir. The Super Elixir is an alkalising greens supplement which contains vitamins, minerals and trace elements to assist wellness and vitality. It is designed to help your body maintain good nutrition and maintain its pH balance. With a combination of 45 natural ingredients, in scientifically calculated ratios, which include super greens, Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes and members of the maitake mushroom family. It is formulated to be absorbed by your body at a cellular level, optimising the function of all 11 of your body’s systems; the digestive, endocrine (hormonal), integumentary (hair, skin & nails), circulatory and nervous systems to name a few. It is also a vegan-friendly product and is free from dairy, gluten and preservatives. For information head to their page at http://www.welleco.com.au/