Are you shaking your health with a smoothie? Tasted a low sugar, kale and coconut yoghurt smoothie?
We are bombarded with healthy smoothie/shake recipes that promises health and longevity. But are all smoothies equal? Have you ever investigated how much sugar it is in an average smoothie? I bet there is at least 2 tsp of sugar (approx 10 gr). You might know that sugar affects your health by giving you blood sugar spikes, which causes energy slumps throughout the day. It also effects your digestive system encourage bacterial or yeast overgrowth (yes they love sugar too). Sugar effects your immune system making, it less effective. Sugar, in other words, makes you feel worse off.
In my experience, the less sugar you eat during the day, the less you crave it. When I eat something sweet in the morning, I know I want something sweet again… I have therefore experienced a bit with healthy green smoothies to kick starts the day.
My vision is to drink a nutritious smoothie that gives me the water and all the nutrients I need in the morning, it t is fibourus and filled with energy so I keep going without any energy slumps!
This smoothie can also be part of gut repair or detox program if that takes your fancy.
- One large handful of kale (stem removed)
- ⅓ avocado
- 1 small coconut yoghurt or Kefir ( could use cow or sheep yoghurt too)
- juice of one small lemon- less if you don't like the lemon taste so much
- 2 cm of ginger (peeled)
- 1 tbs applecider vingar
- 1 tbs green powder like spirulina, chlorella, match tea. Mix it up.
- 1 tsp baboba powder
- 1 tsp bee pollen
- 1 tsp macca powder
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 1-2 tbs flax seed or hulled hemp seed
- 1 tsb of flax/linseed oil
- 1-2 cups of water
- tiny pinch of salt
- Place all ingredients in a good blender.
- Whizz for one minut.
- Check consistency, add more water if needed.