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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Spinach, Blueberry, Banana and Wheatgrass Smoothie

I have been either juicing or blending fruit and vegetables for over 4 months now and I can definitely see the benefits. My skin is much clearer, hair shinier, my body slimmer and I just feel a lot healthier. Breakfast for me is the worst meal of the day, unless of course we are talking about brunch. I am not a fan of cereal as I do not have a sweet tooth and I find granola too similar to horse feed! The other options normally involve toast or pastry neither of which are very good for you. I always try to eat a varied healthy diet and normally succeed with lunch and dinner but for me breakfast always seemed like a wasted meal until I started having smoothies or juices in January and the obsession has grown!  

I am going to go into juicing more next week but for now I thought I would share one of my favourite smoothie recipes with you.

For a large glass you need:

1 banana
1 large handful of blueberries*
2 handfuls of spinach
1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder
half a cup of cold water or coconut water

* I buy my blueberries then freeze them. I normally tip half a tub into this blender and this keeps it nice a cool!

I tip everything into my blender, making sure the spinach is near the bottom as it is the lightest and then blend until everything is liquified. I love having a smoothie as it is full of nutrients and keeps me full until my mid morning snack of fruit! The amount of each ingredient should be altered to your taste although I would beware of adding too much wheatgrass as it does not taste good! A delicious addition however are raspberries, chai or flax seeds unfortunately I didn't have any in my cupboards this morning…

I would show you a picture of finished drink but mine never turn out looking nice, unlike DelciouslyElla - hers always look amazing! 

What smoothies do you enjoy?



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