Make Friends With Your Greens

Make Friends With Your Greens

When it comes to making your daily smoothies, it's easy to leave your greens on the fridge shelf and opt for fresh and frozen fruit to add to your smoothies. Most fruit are high in natural sugars and make the perfect sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings. 

But vegetables are full of important vitamins and nutrients. These are paramount to implement into your daily diet and keep your mind, body, heart and skin feeling healthy. You can have fun with your vegetables and choose a rainbow of vegetables and fruit to pop into your smoothie. If you don't want to go full green, you can grab orange/yellow, purple/blue, red, green or white/brown vegetables from your local produce section. You can even try the same with fruit as it's important to add a bit of everything to your daily diet. It's also a great way to give yourself more energy to take on the day.

Embracing the power of vegetables and putting them into your smoothie is a great way to stay healthy. It's also a great opportunity for the parents out there to make puree food for their babies (if they are old enough to have puree food) and sneak in some vegetables before blending it up in their portable blender. You can then chop up some fruit, add some nuts or Greek yoghurt to mask the vegetable taste. Or just double the serving of your favourite vegetable. 

Which brings us to this smoothie of the week, which we are loving!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of chopped mango
1/4 cup of whole raspberries
1/4 cup of whole blueberries
1 tablespoon of whole almonds
1/2 cup of chopped kale
Your preferred milk.

See the great benefits below:

Kale: Kale is high in Vitamins K, A and C as well as iron, fibre, sulfar and calcium. This green superfood is filled with powerful antioxidants and is great for healthy digestion and liver health.
Mango: This delicious tropical fruit not only gives your smoothies a beachy vibe, but is rich in Vitamin C, A, B6 and folate. Mangoes are also packed with fibre and antioxidants, which are essential to a healthy diet. 
Raspberries: These berries may be small in size, but they are big in important vitamins and nutrients for your body, not to mention they are low in sugar. Raspberries are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre, Vitamin E and B Vitamins. 
Blueberries: Another amazing berry with plenty of good nutrients. Blueberries are packed with calcium, iron, zinc, Vitamin K and manganese. Not to mention they make a delicious addition to any smoothie. 
Almonds: Almonds are a fantastic way to add a bit more to your smoothies. They are loaded with antioxidants, almonds also high in Vitamin E, fibre, healthy fats, protein and magnesium. 

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