Get in your Greens!!
Get in your Greens! Are you a veggie lover or hater? Regardless if it is easy for you to get in your greens or not, you have to get them in! Green leafy veggies are one of the most important foods available! Loaded with vitamins and minerals, greens will optimize your health and keep your system running squeaky clean, literally! If you are not a green lover, you still have to get them in. What not a better and more convenient way than by adding them to your shake and making a tasty green smoothie!? This may actually be an even better way to consume your veggies because not only can you eat a lot more when they are blended but when they are broken down in a blender, it is easier for your body to assimilate and digest the nutrients! Did you know that one green smoothie could literally give you your full days worth of fiber all in one drink?!!
Don’t be turned off by their green color or the fact that you know they are loaded with so many greens! If they are made right you are not only going to easily consume your greens but enjoy them as they go down! You really shouldn’t even notice you are drinking a cup loaded with Kale and Parsley, I promise! Try my Green Goddess Smoothie which makes for a great breakfast or anytime meal replacement! I have even found this smoothie to be a great pre or post workout meal, offering you the energy for a great workout and the proper recovery to allow your body to heal and rejuvenate itself!
Gina’s Green Goddess Smoothie
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-2 cups kale or spinach
-1 lime 1 kiwi
-1/4 cup fresh parsley
-1 cup coconut water (for added creaminess, use unsweetened coconut milk)
- 1 cup water stevia to taste (optional)
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
What’s so special about this Green Goddess Smoothie? Check out just some of the benefits of all the ingredients I use to create such goodness!
-Kale–Kale is full of iron, vitamin A C and K, calcium and contains powerful antioxidants!
-Avocado- Avocados are full of vitamins A, D, E, K and full of potassium and rich in omega 3’s, offering great heart health. Not to mention it really adds great creaminess to the smoothie for a richer flavor!
-Kiwi- Kiwi’s are loaded with vitamins, minerals and high in folic acid. If you are an expecting mother, this is an added bonus!!
-Parsley- Parsley really??? Yes! Parsley is loaded with vitamins and minerals including a rich source of vitamin C, A, and K! With over 150% the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin K, parsley is a great Addition to help promote bone health!!
-Coconut water or milk- Coconut is a must! It contains SO many benefits including a great source of Electrolites, vitamins, minerals, gut health, provides great energy with its medium chain fatty acids and SO much more… This is a key ingredient that makes this smoothie a great pre or post workout meal because it can help replenish the lost electrolytes lost during a fat blasting workout!
As you can see, there are so many reasons to drink green drinks! If you are a veggie lover, you will be all over this. If you are a veggie hater, you will also be all over this too because you will be able to get in your greens in one meal without having to plug your nose to get them down!