Smoothies can be a great addition to our diet, they are very nutrient dense because you can pack a lot of fruit and vegetables in a single glass, and you can also add extra powders. Smoothies can be a substitute for a traditional meal during the hot months, by adding a protein source like hemp powder or a tablespoon of nut butter.
This is a simple and very satisfying recipe, rich in healthy fats from the coconut milk and the avocado, fibre from the vegetables and chia seeds, vitamin K and magnesium from cucumber and spinach and vitamin E from the avocado. It’s important to balance the amount of fruit and vegetables, and as a rule of thumb the ratio between the two should be at least 1:3. I also added a collagen powder to help maintaining joint and skin health.
You can also include a teaspoon of spirulina or chlorella if you want to pack your smoothie with extra nutrients.
Time: 5 minutes
-Handful of fresh spinach (or a cube of frozen ones)
-200ml unsweetened almond milk
-1/3 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
-¼ of avocado
-1 teaspoon of chia seeds
-1 teaspoon of unflavoured collagen powder
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1-Process through your blender. I advise to add 1 ingredient at the time, so you will avoid any leftover chunks.
2-Pour into a glass and serve with fresh mint leaves. Drink immediately if you can.