I brought up the topic of smoothies on my Facebook wall yesterday and it became an instant hot topic! So I’ve decided to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes with all of you. Now, don’t get scared of the colour. It looks a little daunting at first but I assure you that it is perfectly delicious and NATURAL! I call it “My Green Giant.” It warms my heart, gives my cells a boost of energy and provides my body with so many beneficial nutrients. So without further ado, I present to you “My Green Giant!”
My Green Giant Smoothie Recipe
1 small handful of dandelion greens (about 3-4 whole leaves)
1-2 pieces of kale
2-3 slices of pear
1/2 frozen or fresh banana
1-2 slices of orange
1/2-3/4 cup of water
**IMPORTANT: With smoothie recipes, you don’t have to worry if the measurements are not exact. Play around! Have fun. Make it your own!
What are the benefits of these ingredients?
Dandelion greens: These nutrient packed greens are a great digestive aid. Their bitter quality helps to stimulate enzymes and fluids required for digestion.
Kale: Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that is extremely high in Vitamins A, C and K. It is a great source of fiber and provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients to the body.
Pear, orange and banana: These fruits are loaded with fiber and a spectrum of beneficial nutrients, which aid in the optimal functioning of our body’s many systems.
Honey: This is a natural form of sugar that has antimicrobial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It is great for our immune system and it provides the body with a natural source of energy.
Water: Every system in the body depends on water. Enough said! Drink water!
Chlorella: This is a form of green algae. It is a rich source of chlorophyll and is very high in plant protein. Furthermore, it helps to boost the body’s immune system as well as aiding in the detoxification of heavy metals and pesticides.
So there you have it…Try it out and let me know what you think!