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Both are a great way to sneak in lots of veggies and good-for-you ingredients. The combinations are endless, and I like to top it off with in things like coconut flakes, bee pollen, cashew butter, and berries right before I dig in.
The great part about smoothies is that you don’t need a recipe to make a deliciously healthy one. There’s only 5 things you really need to remember:
1. GREENS Start with fresh, organic greens like spinach, steamed kale, microgreens. Zucchini and cauliflower are also nice add-ins for extra fiber.
2. LIQUID BASE Choose a healthy liquid base — almond mylk, cashew mylk & coconut water are some of my faves.
3. FRUIT Add a variety of fruit — A good ratio is 2:1 – fruits to greens. Blueberries, pineapple, mango, strawberries all add a nice touch and blend well.
4. HEALTHY FATS Add some healthy fats like flax seeds, coconut oil, hemp seeds, or avocado.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you know what my go-to green smoothie is! I make it all the time, and absolutely love that it is a chock full of goodness!
I recently made a change to my go-to smoothie and have been adding Purslane to it. If you are wondering what Purslane is, it’s weed filled with plenty of nutrients. This vegetable has extremely high levels of omega-3 fatty acids for a land vegetable, as well as significant amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper. The betalain pigments (powerful antioxidant compounds) and carotenoids round out this veritable treasure trove of nutrients and beneficial organic compounds.
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