“The most powerful way to up your mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together,” Rich in immune-boosting nutrients, 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. Organic is always best.
So I decided to take the challenge and have a green smoothie a day. This is my favourite breakfast recipe which has had me feeling great ….
THE GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE
1½ cups water
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
½ head of large bunch or ¾ of small bunch spinach
3–4 stalks organic celery
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
Juice of ½ lemon
Add water and romaine lettuce and spinach to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, mix until smooth.
Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. And the banana and lemon juice last.