Summer is the season of the green smoothie! You can get all your ingredients fresh from the Farmer’s Market. The best foods for our bodies are the ones that are available in season. Getting fruit and veggies from the Farmer’s market ensures that they were grown locally and that they were picked when ripe.
I start every morning with a green smoothie. (When I didn’t get to make it yesterday. I really REALLY missed it!) Here is what I have been putting in my blender lately:
Summertime Green Smoothie Recipe
Two big handfuls of Kale
The juice of a quarter slice of lemon
One peach, stone removed but skin intact
One cup of almond milk
Two tablespoons of Chia Seeds (These are rich in protein and fiber!)
I usually just throw it all in the blender and whirl it up. If I remember I will soak the chia seeds in the almond milk first. (Soaking seeds speeds up the time in which you digest them.) Most of the time, I just toss them in the blender with everything else. They still get the job done!
Another variation on this recipe that I like is to replace the peach with a few slices of melon. I try not to go overboard on the fruit. Although it is healthy, spiking your sugar first thing in the morning might have you crashing soon after you get to work.
Do you drink green smoothies in the morning? What do you put in yours? Please let me know in the comments section. I would love to hear from you.
Many blessings to All,