Hi beautiful friends!
In this post I am so excited to share with you my new favourite go-to smoothie recipe, which I featured in my recent ‘What I Eat In A Day’ video. Not only is it really simple to make, plant-based, and of course, very delicious, it’s also full of vitalising nutrients for our mind, body and soul to thrive. I often have this for breakfast in the summer time and look forward to it every day!
This recipe includes using celery, an incredibly nutrient dense vegetable that is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and also brings great benefits for skin and eye health. It’s high in vitamin B6, vitamin A, folate and potassium, aids with digestion, and I love using it not only in smoothies, but in a variety of raw and cooked dishes as well.
You can also naturally sweeten the smoothie with dates, which are also a nutrient powerhouse. They are high in fibre, full of antioxidants, promote brain health, and while I haven’t yet experienced this, it’s also helpful in promoting labour for pregnant women. For me, I find it is always great energy booster as it’s dense and super sweet 🙂
As always, this recipe is super versatile, and you can adjust it in any way to your liking! This is the basic version that I use and love, and I hope you enjoy it too. I’ve also included some substitutes you can use and extra things to change up the toppings 🙂
Another recommendation I have is to also have your smoothie at room temperature- cold drinks and smoothies douse your digestive fire, also called ‘agni’ in ayurveda, so warm drinks aid better with metabolism and digestion.
Take care of yourself, treat your body with love and respect, and more importantly, always eat with love and enjoy the moment! Have fun with your meals and nourish your temple with food that makes you feel good.
Sending lots of love,
Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl
Time: 5-10 minutes
For the smoothie:
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 medium stalk of celery
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 medjool date (you can also sweeten the smoothie with a banana)
- Optional: 1 tsp greens powder
- Goji berries
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
- Almond butter (or any other nut butter)
- Coconut yogurt
- In a nutribullet (or something similar), blend together all of the smoothie ingredients, and add in water to adjust thickness to your liking.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings. Go wild if you wish! You can also add on granola/oats, other fruits, blackstrap molasses, etc.