The Wiked Green Smoothie

smoothieIngredients

  • A good handful of Kale
  • a stick of organic celery
  • half or whole avocado depending on the size
  • 1 banana
  • a tablespoon of coconut oil
  •  one capful of aloe vera health juice per person
  • a teaspoon of hemp powder per person
  • a teaspoon of chia seeds per person
  •  enough water to your desired consistency in the blender

We sometimes add in ground flax seeds milled in a coffee grinder or we use flax oil and change the combinations on occasions too. You can also add some mango in for more sweetness initially.

Kale is one of the the most nutritionally rich vegetables grown in the UK. Kale is a good source of Vitamins K, A and C and also contains manganese, copper and phytochemicals which are believed to help with certain types of cancer. It is almost fat free and is low in calories.

Celery is packed with Vitamin C, potassium and Iron, a good source of calcium and is high in calcium. It also gives a good dose of folate. We also use the leaves too which are a source of carotene. It is virtually fat free, low in calories and low sodium. One stalk has only 2 calories and you would need to eat 30 sticks to get the same amount of calories as a digestive biscuit.

Avocado is a nutrient dense fruit including potassium, B vitamins and folic acid and contains good fats but very low in cholesterol and sodium.

Banana very low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. It is a good source of dietary fibre, Vitamin C, potassium and manganese and a very good source of B6. Most of the calories come from sugars.

Aloe Vera Health drink . Oral ingestion helps the digestive system and contains large amounts of antioxidants. We stock this in our online shop

Raw Chia Seeds The little seeds contains calcium, manganese, phosphorous and healthy omega 3 fats, they may be eaten milled or whole. They make a great source of protein for Vegetarians.

Virgin Coconut Oil so many uses for this very versatile product from hair care, skin care, oil pulling for oral health to cooking and adding to smoothies , this is due to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which gives it soothing properties, its is antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibacterial.

Hemp Powder  is a good protein source for Vegans and those on gluten free diets.

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