Green Smoothie Recipe

Lately I`ve been super into green smoothies. And I know that there are a lot of variations of them out there, but i wanted to share my recipe with you and also write about some of the health benefits of this smoothie. You know that I`m a sucker for food (and drinks) that meet on that sweet spot in the middle of the healthy and delicious venn-diagram.

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This recipe is my adaptation of model and youtuber, Alexandria Morgan`s and you can find hers here.  So without further ado, here is my green smoothie.

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General and health based benefits:

Spinach:

  • Vitamin K and calcium for bone health
  • Vitamin A, vitamin C and iron for healthy skin and hair (aka aesthetics, jot that down)
  • Low calories, high satisfaction
  • Magnesium for cardiovascular health

Bananas:

  • slow releasing energy
  • good for rebalencing electrolytes
  • great pre workout food
  • lots of fiber
  • makes the smoothie booth sweet and extra nutritious

Ginger root:

  • Adds some great spiciness to the smoothie
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces nausea (seriously the best cure for hangovers)
  • Reduce menstrual pain
  • Help fighting the cold or flu

And the berries will obviously depend on which you use, but in general, low in calories and high in nutrients. For optimal health I would recommend throwing in some blueberries though. You know the hype.

 

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The ultimate breakfast food: Coffee Smoothie

 

At the moment I am so tired, it`s basically a cosmic injustice. I am also so parched and in the want for something refreshing. This is putting me in a one-track mindset. Coffee smoothie! The ultimate restauration and coffee food, total double trouble. Unfortunately I can`t have it, as the only bananas I have are frozen, but I am going to share the recipe with you. Hopefully, one of you will make it so I can live through you. Haha.

Anyways. I love sharing these kinds of things, since I know that a lot of people don`t really know what vegans eat and are kind of curious as to how filling and good the food is. So I thought that instead of just giving you a recipe, which I am going to do, I`ll also let you know some of the benefits of this smoothie. But first, here`s the recipe!

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General and health based benefits:

 

Coffee:

  • makes you awake and ready for the day
  • full of antioxidants
  • boosts metabolisme (3-11%)
  • lowers risk of diabetes

Bananas:

  • slow releasing energy
  • good for rebalencing electrolytes
  • great pre workout food
  • lots of fiber
  • makes the smoothie booth sweet and extra nutricious

Oats:

  • one of the most nutrient-dense foods avaible
  • can lower cholesterole and stabilize blood sugar levels
  • rich in antioxidants
  • makes you feel heathy as f**k

Chia:

  • full of antioxidants
  • lots of protein for a plant
  • almost all the carbs are fiber
  • high in omega-3 (higher levesls than salmon even)
  • good for your bones
  • easy to incorprate in you diet (have it as a pudding, or just throw it in there with literally anything

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