Monday Goodness

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After a fab weekend of fun, food and little sleep, my body feels in the need of something wholesome – and green! This smoothie contains a LOT of ingredients but the beauty is that you can sip it as you go about your morning business  – it takes about 30 minutes to finish mine. And I made so much that my afternoon snack is sorted too…

Monday goodness Smoothie – makes about 1 litre 

Handful of broccoli sprouts

1/2 cucumber

1/2 celery

2 large leaves green cabbage

1 banana

Handful of mixed pumpkin/sunflower seeds

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

2 heaped tbsp coconut oil

1″ piece of ginger root

As much coconut water as you like – depending on the consistency you prefer

Blend, drink, enjoy! x

Green Smoothie with Sprouted Broccoli

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Adding some sprouts to your daily juice or smoothie is a great way of making sure you keep your immune system alive and kicking. If you are the kind of person who catch everything going then try to add a variety of sprouts to your diet. I find them easy to add to my morning green drinks as it is over and done with. Sprouts are filled with life enhancing enzymes which nourish our bodies. give us energy and sorts out our metabolism. My personal favourite is broccoli sprouts. With its crunchy consistency and cabbage flavour it reminds me of my childhood. Yes folks, in Sweden during the 70s, kids got chunks of raw cabbage and swede at snack time in school. No YoYo’s or flapjacks in sight. As it was what everyone else was having during snack time however you did not question it. Again, this comes down to habitual behaviour and doing what people around us are doing. If you’ve been used to breakfast being a croissant, toast and cereal then changing to a green juice or smoothie could be a step too far. But just as the Japanese can enjoy miso for breakfast, we can enjoy a liquid breakfast once in a while. It is simply a matter of turning what breakfast is about on its head.

This morning’s brekkie was a smoothie and some nuts – yum!

Green Smoothie with Broccoli Sprouts

4 large leaves Swiss Chard

2 large pieces of broccoli

2″ piece of ginger root

1/2 cucumber

1 banana

1 avocado

1 lemon, peeled

Blend all ingredients with 1/2 pint of coconut water or regular, filtered water until smooth. Drink immediately or place in airtight container to minimise oxidation. Enjoy your Tuesday. X

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Green smoothie with broccoli sprouts and mixed nuts…