The Power by Nutrition Green Smoothie recipe is a go-to for a quick, easy nutritious breakfast, lunch or post workout energy boost.
Mix and match ingredients to suit your tastes, add a little honey if you prefer a sweeter taste. Add handfuls of parsley, mint, broccoli or any other green veggies you need to use up. Be brave and experiment. Smoothies are a great way to boost your intake of micronutrients (minerals and vitamins).
This smoothie is 324 calories per serve; it contains 10g of protein and a range of micronutrients including vitamin C (46mg), vitamin A (2882IU), fibre (8g), magnesium (170mg), zinc (2mg), phosphorus (262mg), folate (100µg), potassium (747mg), iron (4mg), selenium (7µg) and B vitamins.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1/3 Cup Oats (Soaked overnight in water) 1 Medium Banana 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed 1/4 Cup Cashews (Natural unsalted) 2 Cups Baby Spinach (fresh or frozen) 3 1/2 Cups Water (Coconut water can also be used)
1 Kiwi Fruit 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp Hemp Seeds (optional)
To Make (5 minutes)
Soak the oats and chia seeds in water (or coconut water) overnight.
Throw all the ingredients into a blender. Blend well until smooth. Divide into glasses, sprinkle with hemp seeds or cinnamon (optional) and enjoy!
Don't like bananas?
Add frozen pineapple or mango instead.
Want extra protein?
Add a scoop of your favourite clean protein powder. I use Whole Body Collagen (100%) which provides an additional 12.5g protein per serve to support joint health and for healthy skin and hair.
Added nutritional boost
I like to add one scoop of Vital Organic Greens per serve/per person for an extra nutrient boost.
Ask your Power by Nutrition Practitioner for high quality collagen/protein, organic green powders and high strength supplements.