Heart healthy green smoothie


Serves 2-4

Heart healthy green smoothie

This beautifully balanced green smoothie incorporates 3 healthy seeds to boost our cardiovascular health and nourish our bodies.

Utilising linseeds we are also getting a great dose of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which are vital for our health.

Many people who don’t eat fish may find it tricky to maintain good levels, so this is a win for them.

Keeping our smoothie more vegetable based provides us with good fibre and alkalising properties. Green leafy herbs and vegetables provide us with calcium, vitamins A, C and K along with a huge dose of antioxidants. 

Adding some extra spices such as turmeric and ginger will aid in reducing inflammation, boosting metabolism and contributing to overall good general health.

Lemon is a great detoxifier, so another win for us!

Heart healthy green smoothie

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: smoothie
Author: Petra

Ingredients

  • 3 celery sticks roughly chopped.
  • 1 orange peeled and quartered.
  • 1/2 persimmon roughly chopped.
  • 1 cucumber sliced.
  • 4 large leafs of kale substitute with spinach if you want.
  • Small handful parsley.
  • 1-2 pineapple rings depending on how sweet you like it.
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
  • 1 Tbsp pepitas.
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds.
  • 1 Tbsp linseeds.
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric.
  • Pinch of pepper.
  • 1 tsp honey optional
  • 500 ml water.

Instructions

  • Prepare all your ingredients and place them into a large blender.
  • If you have a spice or coffee grinder, grind up your seeds, this will make a much smoother drink. Add them to your blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients, blend on high for about a minute or until it’s a smooth consistency.
  • Pour into serving glasses. Makes 2 really large serves, or 4 smaller glasses.

Notes

Only use honey if you really need to, the pineapple makes it sweet enough, and a smoothie should be a healthy drink, not laden with excess sugar.

Keep the peels on your produce for a higher fibre content. Fibre is important for gut health and will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Unless you have SIBO or IBS issues, which I would then recommend you peel all the vegetables.

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Petra

Hi im Petra, My main focus is all about living a healthy lifestyle for me and my family. My passions are cooking, gardening, walking and reading.

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