Tag Archives: Green Smoothie

Peppermint Green Smoothie

17 Nov

Hey Guys,

As you know by now I have a Green Smoothie or Juice every day but I want to start mixing it up a little to keep it interesting! I am Lov’n this little kick of peppermint flavour in this green smoothie variation.

-1/2 frozen banana
-1 cup baby spinach leaves
-1 cup coconut milk (or other nut milk)
-2 drops best-quality vanilla extract
-2-3 drops peppermint extract

(this was taken from my wellness guru – www.kriscarr.com)

If you’re trying to lose weight I’d swap the coconut milk with rice milk although it’s fine to have coconut milk occasionally.

I really can’t get enough of green smoothies. I was super excited today when I went to a friend’s house and he offered me a green smoothie! Most people offer coffee or soft drink which I don’t drink so I nearly fell off my chair when someone was offering me a smoothie! My kind of friend! And it also made me realise the importance of a good blender. The texture of his green smoothie was like velvet, it was so smooth. Much better than mine! I am dreaming of the day I buy a Vitamix Blender! (hint to Vitamix – feel free to send me a freebie and I will promote the shizzle out of it!)

Enjoy!

Lyn xx

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What’s the Secret to Healthy Eating? Preparation!!

26 Aug

It’s Sunday afternoon and Sunday afternoon for me means preparing this week’s clean eating. So may people use the excuse that they are too busy to follow a healthy eating plan but it’s essential that you make time! I have lots to do too but I schedule in an hour on Sunday preparing so that there are no excuses for eating crap!

I have just prepared my salads for the next few day’s lunch and also my Green Smoothie for half the week.

If you have read my earlier post on Green Smoothie’s  you know it’s my essential, can’t live without, necessity in my diet. I have so much more energy since starting it and it really helps curb the sugar cravings. It keeps my skin clear and ensure’s I start the day with Alkaline goodness.

Check out how many vegetables and fruit actually go into my smoothie! When are you ever going to eat this many vegetables outside of a smoothie! This makes approx 3 smoothies for me, but you could have more or less a day.

Chop up all these vegetables and fruit into pieces and add to blender. I first fill the blender with the spinach/kale/cos lettuce, blend down and then add in the rest. A good blender makes all the difference to the texture. I bought the Breville Ikon which retails here in Australia for approximately $229. It has a liquefying setting so it’s perfect for a smoothie with as many ingredients as this one. A smooth texture will make this more enjoyable, you don’t want it to be chunky and chewy!

Make sure you don’t overfill the blender and keep your hand on the lid, as this is the ugly side of the green smoothie!! They never show you this! Luckily I only lost part of it, I once lost the lot and made an awful mess and ruined a toaster and kettle!!

Poor in glass jars and either freeze or store in fridge. It should last in fridge for a few days.

Join me in adding the Green Smoothie to your day. You will really notice the difference!

Enjoy!

Have a great  healthy week!

What's the Secret to Healthy Eating? Preparation!!

26 Aug

It’s Sunday afternoon and Sunday afternoon for me means preparing this week’s clean eating. So may people use the excuse that they are too busy to follow a healthy eating plan but it’s essential that you make time! I have lots to do too but I schedule in an hour on Sunday preparing so that there are no excuses for eating crap!

I have just prepared my salads for the next few day’s lunch and also my Green Smoothie for half the week.

If you have read my earlier post on Green Smoothie’s  you know it’s my essential, can’t live without, necessity in my diet. I have so much more energy since starting it and it really helps curb the sugar cravings. It keeps my skin clear and ensure’s I start the day with Alkaline goodness.

Check out how many vegetables and fruit actually go into my smoothie! When are you ever going to eat this many vegetables outside of a smoothie! This makes approx 3 smoothies for me, but you could have more or less a day.

Chop up all these vegetables and fruit into pieces and add to blender. I first fill the blender with the spinach/kale/cos lettuce, blend down and then add in the rest. A good blender makes all the difference to the texture. I bought the Breville Ikon which retails here in Australia for approximately $229. It has a liquefying setting so it’s perfect for a smoothie with as many ingredients as this one. A smooth texture will make this more enjoyable, you don’t want it to be chunky and chewy!

Make sure you don’t overfill the blender and keep your hand on the lid, as this is the ugly side of the green smoothie!! They never show you this! Luckily I only lost part of it, I once lost the lot and made an awful mess and ruined a toaster and kettle!!

Poor in glass jars and either freeze or store in fridge. It should last in fridge for a few days.

Join me in adding the Green Smoothie to your day. You will really notice the difference!

Enjoy!

Have a great  healthy week!

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