The popularity of smoothies have increased dramatically in the last several years with the overall rise in concern of health and wellbeing as well as the increased access to information on nutrition.
Smoothies are an efficient way to get a large amount of daily fruit,vegetable and other nutritional requirements during our active and busy lifestyles.
I personally have been making and drinking smoothies of varying concoctions for at least 15 years. Three of the staple ingredients in my smoothies have been water,spirulina and flax seed oil, with the rest of the smoothie being made up of seasonal fruits, hemps seeds, kale,wheatgrass and powdered vitamin C. These last few ingredients can vary according to what is in my fridge and the time of year.
Due to the fact that I always have some form of spirulina, and/or wheatgrass in my smoothies, they are always green despite the other ingredients that are added.
The main reason I began drinking smoothies was to be able to create a healthy breakfast habit that would start me off on the right foot from the start of my day to replace drinking coffee on an empty stomach and so many of the unhealthy, highly processed breakfast options that were finding their way into my home.
The path to a healthy, balanced lifestyle has a number of steps and smoothies are only a part of the equation for me….
Ingredients for this Smoothie:
1 Tablespoon of Hemp Seeds
1 Teaspoons of Vitamin C Powder
1 Tablespoon of Green Superfoods (Spirulina, Alfalfa,Chlorella,Barleygrass)
3 Tablespoons of Flax Seeds
1 Teaspoon of Macca Powder
1 Cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Cup of water