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GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE

vegan
gluten free
lactose free

There is nothing better than start your day with an energising breakfast, and my choice of breakfast is a liquid one. I just love my green smoothies, I am addicted to them. It’s a good thing they are so healthy and they do fill you up.

As I am not eating any meat or fish and my dairy intake is a very bare minimum, I need to make sure I add B12 to my daily meals, one way to do so, is adding spirulina. I’ve learnt the hard way, what a B12 deficiency does to your body and you want to avoid it at all cost, because it’s horrible. Exhaustion, all during the day, brain fog, lack of concentration. Not very pleasant. B12 and Vit D defiency are similar symptoms, so make sure you have a check-up a couple of times a year.

I’m adding maca powder to my smoothie too, this is a root which is mainly found in the Andes, a place where nothing else grows, it’s good for endurance, especially if you are training or if you want to give yourself a little boost.

Fresh ginger and turmeric are part of my daily intake, the benefits of both spices are pretty much endless and suffering from osteoarthritis this is a vital ingredient of my meals, as it is a natural anti-inflammatory, painkiller. Don’t forget to add black pepper to enhance the benefits of the turmeric. I’ll dedicate another post to these two superfoods.

Adjust the ginger and turmeric amount to your own taste, just know it does wonderful things to your body.

Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 2 people

Nutritional information:
Serving: per person
Calories: 223 kcal
Fat: 10 g
Saturated: 2 g
Transfat: 0
Carbs: 26 g
Sugar: 14 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 14 g
Cholesterol: 0 g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • ½ granny smith apple
  • ½ avocado
  • 3-4 cm root ginger
  • 1 fresh turmeric
  • fresh black pepper
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder
  • 400 ml natural cocunut water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Chop everything up
  2. Put it in your nutribullet or similar high-speed blender or smoothie maker
  3. Add the coconut water
  4. Divide over 2 glasses
  5. Bottoms up!

About The Author

Dagmar

Hi everyone, I'm Dagmar and I'm born in Belgium, at 27 I moved to the south coast of Spain, initially just for 6 months, however 22 years later, I'm still here. I have a big passion for animal welfare. I have 3 dogs and a cat, all rescues. In September 2015, I turned vegetarian and over the course of that year, I have leant more and more towards veganism. My aim is to eat as 'clean' as possible.

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