Eat - July 11, 2018

Energy-Boosting Green Chlorophyll Smoothie

If you read about my love for chlorophyll last week, you’ll understand why I try to incorporate as much of it as I can into my diet. If drinking green water just isn’t your thing, then add chlorophyll to your smoothie! This smoothie is not only packed with nutrients, it tastes great and always gives me an energy boost.

Ingredients
  • 2 large chard leaves
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 full dropper of liquid chlorophyll

It can be hard to get all the nutrients you need in. Adding a green smoothie to the start of your day or as a snack is a quick and effective way to add vitamins and minerals to your diet.

Not only a healthy “on-the-go” option, a green smoothie like this one supports your immune system, is great for digestive health and gives you an energy boost.

Here’s a little cheat sheet of what you get…

Coconut milk adds a dose of healthy fat.

Chard is high in vitamins K, A and C. It also contains fiber, potassium magnesium and iron.

Spinach has vitamins K, A and B6. It also has manganese, folate and zinc.

Kale is high in vitamin K, A and C as well as folate and fiber.

Bananas give you a boost in potassium, calcium and manganese.

Celery is high in vitamin K and molybdenum, with great levels of folate, manganese and potassium as well.

Mangos adds the sweetness as well as extra vitamin C.

And of course, you can find all the benefits of chlorophyll here.

Making smoothies is super easy, the only major thing to remember is adding your ingredients in the right order.

Step 1: Add your milk base of choice. My preference is always homemade coconut milk but you could also use almond milk. If you choose to use storebought milk, you may need to add some water as those tend to be slightly thicker in consistency and your smoothie may need to be thinned out.

Step 2: Add in chard, kale and celery. Tear the leaves first and chop celery into 2 to 3 pieces, to make blending easier.

Step 3: Add in the frozen spinach, mango and banana.

Step 4: Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

Step 5: Add a full dropper of liquid chlorophyll and blend once again for a few seconds.

Step 6: Pour into a glass and serve fresh.

Incorporating chlorophyll into your diet is incredibly easy, even if you don’t like eating lots of veggies. If you haven’t read about the many health benefits of chlorophyll, make sure you check out why I started drinking liquid chlorophyll. I hope you love this smoothie as much as I do, and if you do, then hit that “share” button and let your friends know about it!

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