The Green Power Smoothie
Call me crazy (or totally hooked), but I need to drink my greens everyday - preferably in a cold-pressed juice! when I'm away, I make smoothies rather than juices, they are also very good and quite filling I must say. (Read the difference between a juice and a smoothie.)
If you're still wondering why you should drink green juices & smoothies, read more about their health benefits below.
Spinach, a big big handful
Small handful of mint
Ginger, 1 cm
Ice cubes, 4
Peel the ginger and the lemon (try to keep as much of the white pith as you can, it contains most of the good stuff); brush the cucumber (same thing, all the good stuff is under the skin); wash the spinach and the mint. Dice the cucumber and the pineapple.
Chuck everything in your blender with the ice and add a tiny tiny bit of water if necessary; blend until smooth.
I would recommend having it for breakfast on an empty stomach so as to optimise the absorption of the nutrients.
The health benefits of green juices:
Contain a powerhouse of nutrients
Improve digestionImprove hydration
Rejuvenate the body
Give lots of energy
Promote healthy bones and a healthy heart
Make your skin glow
Increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables
To avoid the sugar rush, keep in mind the 30% fruit - 70% veggie ratio!