Sarah's go-to green smoothie that doubles your greens intake
We're big advocates for setting yourself up for success every day. Whether it's taking the time to prep so you can eat for energy with ease or getting that daily dose of greens in early to set the tone for your day.
The key to a good smoothie is the layers. Always include a source of healthy carbs, fats, greens, fruit, and, most importantly, protein. Any superfood additions on top of this are a bonus.
Here's Sarah's go-to green smoothie recipe:
The base: 2 cups coconut water
Protein: 1-2 scoops protein powder - here's Sarah's favourite dairy-free bone broth protein powder
Fat: 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Greens: A large handful of spinach, fresh mint, mixed cup of *pre-steamed & frozen zucchini slices, cauliflower florets, and kale
Fruit: 1 cup of frozen blueberries and 1/2 a small banana
Mix all in a blender and enjoy.
*N.B. It will take you just 10 minutes to prep and freeze some of the ingredients over the weekend. This simple step will save you an extra, all-important 10 minutes each morning, allowing you to make yourself a nourishing, energising, and delicious smoothie to kick-start your day. That's almost an hour of your mornings you've just reclaimed per week. An absolute win-win for your health and your schedule.
YOUR REMINDER - meal prep your smoothie ingredients on the weekend. Steam vegetables and greens, or cut and freeze your fruit to keep everything ice cold for blending. Your body and your mind will thank you for it come Monday morning.
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