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February 07, 2014 09:44 in Recipes by Nea :: Article Rating

Green Smoothie Recipe

The most personal way to have a positive impact on the environment is through your diet. If you think about it, we all have a little bit of the ecosystem inside us, and the inputs and outputs to your body through diet choices directly affect the environment.

Mt Barney Lodge has been a keen advocate of protecting the environment for many years now. (See what we do here.) We “connect people with nature”, and encourage our guests and outdoor education students to see ourselves as part of the ecosystem instead of just being in charge of it. That way our decisions and actions are going to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

This is a simple recipe for non-cooks ... all you need is a blender.

Rich in immune-boosting nutrients, a green smoothie is the most powerful way to increase our mineral consumption as it is a plant-based drink. Green drinks get their vibrant colour from chlorophyll, a nutrient-rich pigment found in all leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, celery and lettuce, that cleans the body of harmful toxins, oxygenates the blood and helps boost energy levels.

In addition a green smoothie is refreshing, sweet and so easy to make ... do yourself a 'flavour' and try this recipe just once before you decide you can’t possibly drink anything green!!

5 Steps to Creating Your Own Green Smoothie

Step 1 – Pick your base liquid

Coconut water

Juice

Water

Step 2 – Choose 1-2 servings of fruit

Frozen or fresh banana

Frozen or fresh pineapple

Frozen or fresh Mango

Frozen or fresh berries

Peeled and cored pear

Step 3 – Choose a green veggie

Cucumber

Silver beet (remove the white rib)

English spinach leaves

Kale

Leafy greens including lettuce and green herbs

Step 4 – Optional Superfood – 1 tablespoon

Chia seeds (soak for a few hours ¼ cup water first)

Ground flax seeds

Whey powder

Coconut oil

Step 5 – Blend!!

A couple of icecubes helps the blending process.

Don’t forget to compost your scraps!!

Email your favourite recipe to info@mtbarneylodge.com.au and we’ll share them!!



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