10-A-Day Challenge Series, Recipe #1: Green Smoothie !

Healthy Food

I’m sooo excited about this week babes! It’s the 10-A-Day Challenge, BRING IT ON!

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Abel & Cole and Balance Magazine to share tips and recipes to get even more amazing veggies in your life – and I mean exactly 10 portions, yeah?!

I realise the the post title did give that away a bit.

Sounds harder than it actually is. Having said that, it takes setting your mind into it for at least the first 4 weeks – then it becomes part of your life.

Changing the world a broccoli floret at a time, darling.

Did I just say that?

I’m all about keeping it real. No gimmicks, tricky ingredients or 14 steps recipes. Life’s crazy enough.

Chasing 3 kids, having my own business and being passionate about regularly writing my blog (therapy!), plus finding time for working out and your know, doing boring stuff like MOT – phew. Try this without going mad and then step into the kitchen to cook supper. What do you do?

The key principle: easy, quick, crowd pleasing meals, shortcuts, more bang for your buck.

Tip Number 1: Add Greens To Your Breakfast!

Milk and cereals, toast and coffee, boring boring. Make brekkie a vegetable packed omelette, rocket topped avocado toast or – my favourite shortcut for your 10-a-day, are you ready….

*drums roll*

THE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Not terribly original of me I know, but what can I say – the classics never die. Fabulous opportunity to pack the full on raw goodness, like-for-like I find it much easier to drink my spinach than chew on lettuce… And where you once had zero vegetable intake, suddenly you’re up 2-3 portions before lunchtime- BOOM!

Start the day right and it will make a difference in your gut, mood, skin and – long term – in your health. Let’s face it, we’re all here hoping to make it to an awesome 106 years young , so get blending, babes.

Ingredients (serves 1 generously):

  • 1 handfull organic spinach
  • 1 handfull of watercress
  • 1 handfull blueberries
  • 1 thumb root ginger
  • ½ thumb root turmeric
  • ½ banana
  • 8 almonds
  • 200 ml water/ maple water/ non-dairy milk of choice

Directions:

Blend, add a cute straw if you have kids and get drinking your greens. If you’re new to green smoothies, add a dash of apple juice to make “transition” easier.

This isn’t actually me, it’s @kcbauer , but she’s cuter. AND she’s drinking a green smoothie. So.

I love using as many organic goodies as I can and Abel & Cole is my all-time favourite for delicious, 100% organic seasonal produce.

It’s also worth investing in a magnificent blender. I could not live without my Nutribullet for a perfect result every time.

Eyes peeled for the next 10-A-Day Challenge recipe for Halloween day!

Spoiler: it’s orange 😉

Love & greens, babes.

Catarina xo

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