Green smoothies (and green juices) are big right now! And why shouldn’t they be?! For the past weeks I have been experiencing exactly what makes them so great! After I finally got a real blender (I’ve been using a hand help one for more than 6 years…), I started having my Green Smoothie with Goji Berries at least twice a week for breakfast. Amazing! Packed with nutrients, light, insanely delicious and super easy to make!
Today, having one smoothie kept me full for the whole day! Awesome! … I must admit that I had it as a breakfast at around 1:30 p.m., but I just didn’t feel hungry before this. So, I decided to listen to my body and only give it food when it asked for it. The result: I felt great, went for a one-hour ride and one-hour run afterwards 🙂
In this green smoothie you can find so many of Mother Nature’s goodies! Zucchini has high water content which makes it low in calories. Full of phytonutrients, vitamin C and A, low in sugars it has an anti-inflammatory effect in your body. It contains a considerable amount of potassium, too! 🙂
Somebody in need of iron?
Covering their iron needs can become challenging for vegetarians, vegans and women if attention is not being paid. Even after the myth about spinach’s insanely high iron content was busted, this dark-green leafy veggie still ranks quite high among the plant-based iron sources. Combine with some Vitamin C and boost your iron absorption!
Speaking of Vitamin C, goji berries are the thing (well… strawberries, too… berries in general! :)). Goji berries are considered a superfood for a number of reasons: high content of Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, iron, phytonutrients, a number of amino acids.
- 150 gr spinach
- ½ zucchini
- one small banana
- six strawberries (I still have some of the ones I froze in June, so I used these ones)
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- water (the amount can vary depending on how you want the consistency to be)
- Let the raisins, the goji berries and the flax seeds soak for some time in water until they get soft. If you are using frozen strawberries, add them, too. I usually let them soak overnight so they are perfectly ready when I need them on the next morning.
- Add all of the resting ingredients and blend.