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

 

Lime Green Beauty Shake

Overview

Difficulty – Easy

Time – 5 minutes preparation

Serves 2


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.

  1. 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