A good night's sleep ✓
Nutritious snack to start my day ... Oh, I know, a smoothie ! ✓
I love how versatile the concept of a smoothie is. There's so many flavour and nutrition possibilities, but the best part is that it takes almost no effort and can be done within a blink of an eye.
Green smoothie is one of my favourites - I usually use banana and nut milk as a base, then add things like green leafy veggies (kale/spinach, micro greens), superfood powders (spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass), sometimes I also throw in some plant or whey based unflavoured protein to make it more filling. I also love adding chia pudding to my smoothies for extra nutrients, yet sometimes I only do it because it looks pretty. I like my food pretty.
Et voila: effortless, delicious, healthy, très-chic. Drink this green goodness immediately or take it on the go, it's all up to you.
Serves 1 | 1 tablespoon - 15 ml | 1 teaspoon - 5 ml | Prep time: 5 mins
- 1 banana
- 1 ripe kiwi
- 250 ml of unsweetened non-dairy milk (e.g. rice, almond)
- a large handful of spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon of moringa leaf powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of other green superfood powder (e.g. spirulina)
for the toppings:
- freeze-dried raspberries
- chia pudding (1/2 tablespoon of chia mixed with 3 tablespoons of unsweetened non-dairy milk)
- dried sprouted buckwheat groats
Firstly, prep the chia pudding. Mix chia seeds with only 1 tablespoon of nut milk until evenly mixed. Pour in rest of the milk, stir well and place it in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight. Stir it before use. Place all of the smoothie ingredients in a blender and whizz for 30-60 seconds until you reach a smooth consistency. Pour into a glass with a bit of chia pudding. Bottoms up!
NOTE: I like to keep chia pudding unflavoured if I mix it into smoothies. Alternatively, you can sweeten it with maple syrup or honey, add cinnamon, cocoa powder, etc. to reach the flavour you want. If you don't like the chia pudding consistency, place it in a blender with the rest of ingredients and blend it into a smoothie.
DID YOU SMOOTHIE?
Let me know what you think about this smoothie recipe if you try it by leaving a comment below or tag @kitchen.julie #kitchenjulie on instagram. My biggest satisfaction is to know you're taking care of yourself!