February 07, 2014 09:44
in Recipes by Nea ::
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
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
Silver beet (remove the white rib)
English spinach leaves
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
Step 5 – Blend!!
A couple of icecubes helps the blending process.
Don’t forget to compost your scraps!!
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