I know I am having a good day when I have made my Green Smoothie in the morning and smugly get on with the busy busy, knowing I have all that goodness in a t0-go cup for when I need it. Tim Hortons can’t touch me at times like this!
We have all heard the aeroplane analogy that you must apply your own oxygen mask before helping others….well this smoothie is my daily oxygen mask!
Rich in live plant enzymes and ginger which aid digestion and help to fight inflammation, I also add 1/2 tsp of the superfood spirulina to the delicious mix. This blue/green bacteria is a sea vegetable rich in easily digestible, complete proteins and gamma linoleic acid the precursor to those helpful biochemicals in the body that mediate a healthy immune and inflammatory response. Think fewer colds and less joint pain or inflammatory skin issues such as rosacea.
Spirulina contains as the same calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium levels as milk and a vitamin E level comparable to wheat germ. With four times as much vitamin B12 as raw liver, Spirulina is an important supplement for those folks who enjoy a vegan and vegetarian diet. Spirulana just helps me to feel constitutionally stronger! I buy my Spirulina from Community Natural Foods here in Calgary and you will find it in Planet Organic and for sure Wholefoods Market in the U.S.
My dictate with diet is not one of restriction, but to squeeze out the foods that do not contribute to health by adding in those that do and with this smoothie I can crush the carb cravings and blood sugar jitters that propel me into my local coffee shop mid-morning looking for a snack.
If you want more advice on how to add the good stuff into your diet, contact me for a one to one consultation to discuss your health goals!
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 handful spinach, parsley, romaine lettuce or kale
- 1 apple cored
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
- 1 lime juiced
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- 1/2 tsp spirulina
- 1 cup water
- Place all ingredients in a blender and liquify.
- Pour into to-go cup and get on with your day!
- You can replace the honey or maple syrup with 5 drops liquid stevia for zero impact on blood sugar levels.
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