Keen to get more raw fruit and vegetables in your life but not sure how to fit in more salad? An easier solution is to start your day with a delicious and nutritious green smoothie. These delicious and filling drinks are suitable for young and old and can be made in minutes with a few simple raw ingredients. Enjoy as a satisfying breakfast, a refreshing post workout boost or pack a flask full to keep you revitalized during the day.

Incorporating a daily green smoothie into your life could be the most beneficial thing you ever do for your health. The high levels of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as it’s alkalizing effect of the body will give you glowing skin, loads of energy, better management of your weight and appetite and most importantly aid in the prevention of many diseases including, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Kale
Kale and other dark green leafy veg are the key ingredient in green smoothies. Simply wash the leaves thoroughly, remove the stalk and throw them in the blender by the handful. Cucumber
Cucumber is a great addition to your smoothie as it is high in fibre and contains gelatinous structure, which aid in detoxification.
Chia seeds
Chia seeds are one of nature’s best sources of Omega 3. They are an important superfood in the plant based diet as they are a great source of calcium, protein and iron. Chia seeds make your smoothie thick and luxurious transforming a drink into a meal.
Lemon
Despite what you would expect lemons actually promote alkalinity within your body. Simply remove the skin and seeds from the lemon and add in the flesh whole.
Berries
Berries are a great source of antioxidants and add a sweetness to your smoothie. By adding whole berries you will not require a sweetener for the smoothie like apple juice.
Avocado
Avocado is a great source of healthy fats, which are important for so many important functions in the body including great skin, regulation of blood sugars and cardiovascular health. Avocado also gives your smoothie a wonderful silky smooth texture.
Protein powder
Protein powder can be added to your smoothie for those looking to boost their protein intake. By choosing a natural plant derived product like hemp, pea or brown rice protein you are maintaining the alkaline nature of your smoothie.

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