Good Morning Green Smoothie
I may be a little biased, I am addicted afterall, but this really is one of the best and quickest ways to start your mornings. All it takes is a little cutting, some blending then some delicious drinking and you are on your way. I know many people will be a little hesitant to try and drink something so green so early in the morning but trust us, a little citrus goes a long way in making this thing taste great. Its important to use frozen banana in this smoothie as it adds a delicious creaminess to the drink, it also makes it nice and chilled which is perfect for these warmer days. And don’t be nervous to munch on the fibres in the smoothie, chewing your breakfast first thing in the morning will help to engage your digestive system and assimilate this nutrient rich drink.
By adding vegetables like Kale and AFA, (a blue green algae) to your morning routine you are giving your body the best start to the day. AFA is known as the earth’s first ‘living food’ and is harvested from only one place, in Oregon, America. AFA will supply your body with a massive dose of chlorophyll, which can help alkalize and detoxify the body, whilst also delivering you an abundant source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Its important to remember to exercise caution when introducing superfoods like AFA, Gubinge and Maca into your diet. While most people experience profoundly positive effects, some can feel unsettled and a little ‘charged’ for want of a better word. We always recommend starting off with small doses, listening to your body and adjusting amounts as required.
1 frozen banana
2-3 leaves of kale, de stemed and chopped
½ a grapefruit, skin removed (keep the white pith on and choose ruby red if in season)
1 tsp of AFA powder, we get ours from Loving Earth
1 tsp of Maca Powder
1tsp of Gubinge Powder
1tbs of Yacon Syrup,
1 cup of water or coconut water if available to you
A few dates for extra sweetness, if desired
Simply add all the ingredients into a high speed blender, blending until all ingredients have broken down and the drink is nice and smooth, or if your any think like us, a little chunky.