The Perfect Food
You can often find me sipping on a green smoothie (early morning, post workout, afternoon pick me up, late night sweet craving) since I believe they are the perfect food many times during the day, and my clients always ask what I put into them. Well, it all depends on my mood, my needs, and the most important: what I have on hand!
I do keep a generous supply of frozen bananas, mangos, pineapple and berries in the freezer, so that really does help. You can also find various greens in my fridge: lacinato, baby and curly kale, parsley, spinach, romaine, collard greens to name a few. Other staples in my pantry that find their way into my smoothies include almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao powder.
If you have a high-powered blender, making a smoothie couldn’t be any easier. Simply put all of the ingredients in the pitcher and blend on high until well mixed. If you’re using a Magic Bullet, NutriBullet or other personal sized blender,you’ll want to cut the recipe in half and make sure your greens are roughly chopped before you begin.
These are two of my favorite smoothies. Learn to experiment with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables until you come up with your own favorites. Trust yourself and your own taste….but try to use as much or more greens than you do fruits for maximum health benefits and nutrient density.