For all the fit foodies out there, here’s a lovely little green smoothie recipe that’s loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and other nutritional goodies. It’s perfect as a quick meal on the go, a pre or post-workout energy boost, or just a nice way to keep you healthy on the inside and absolutely gorg on the outside.
1/2 cup of coconut water (I like using coconut water to “thin” my smoothies. But feel free to substitute coconut water with anything you like, like plain water or almond milk)
1/2 cup of halved strawberries
1 cup of chopped kale
1 tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseed (flaxseeds are an excellent source of omega-fatty acids)
Put all ingredients in a blender/food processor, mix thoroughly, and that’s it! Bon appetit!
*You can add ice to this recipe before blending to give your smoothie that “slushy” texture that some love. However, if I want that “slushy” smoothie texture, I prefer to freeze the fruits/veggies beforehand and then blend while frozen. Personally, I don’t like to add ice cubes to smoothies. I just don’t like the “watered down” taste from the ice is melting.
Are you a green smoothie connoisseur? Share your favorite green, or non-green smoothie recipe in the comments sections below!
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