Glowing Green Smoothie

Everyone has their favorite green smoothie recipe, especially in the vegan world. I have found drinking a green smoothie a day definitely keeps the doctor away. Not to mention that they make my skin glow. Green smoothies not only provide you with a whole lot of vitamins and minerals, but they are a great substitute for an easy meal. I usually have a green smoothie when I’m running late for work, or as a meal replacement throughout the day. Feel free to share your favourite green smoothie recipes with me too.


Glowing Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
1/2 avocado
1 large handful of spinach
1/2 mango
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon maca powder
Mint
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk

Method
Use a blender and blend all the ingredients together.
Add more liquid if the mixture is too thick.
Garnish with desired toppings. I used more chia seeds, mint and oats.


Health Benefits

Baby spinach: Source of protein, calcium, iron, potassium and high in vitamins A,C, E & K (my favorite leafy green).

Banana: Source of iron, potassium, B6 and calcium.

Avocado: A source of healthy fats, fiber, potassium and lowers cholesterol.

Mango: Research shows that mangoes actually help to clear the skin! They lower cholesterol, alkalises the body and improves digestion.

Chia seeds: A great source of protein, promotes and sustains energy levels, high in fibre, calcium and iron.

Maca powder: Great for building muscle, regulating hormones and balancing energy levels.

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