Green Smoothies are so versatile and a great way to cram in more greens into your diet. I like to add green superfoods such as spirulina or chlorella which are packed with antioxidants including vitamin A and E which protects the skin from free radical damage and reduce the signs of aging. Coconut water provides valuable electrolytes to hydrate the body quickly making this a useful pick me up when you feel fatigued. You could use this as a post workout shake by adding a scoop of protein powder
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 5 minutes preparation
What’s good about it?
Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae. It is highly nutritious meaning you only need a small amount to reap the benefits. A good source of plant protein, omega 3 fats plus vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.Chlorella can be a good source of iron. Depending on the supplement, it may provide anywhere from 6–40% of your daily need. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps you absorb iron.
- Simply place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Best drunk immediately.
Did You know?
Any supergreen powder would work well in this recipe – you could also add a little green tea extract powder for an energy boost.
250ml coconut water
1/3 cucumber chopped
Zest and Juice of 2 limes
1/4 ripe avocado
2-3 mint leaves
Handful of spinach leaves
1tsp chlorella or other green superfood
1tsp granulated stevia or xylitol to taste
Handful of crushed ice