green smoothie

Green Smoothie

I’m currently doing this modern yogi project at my yoga studio, Power Living. It’s intense. There are four elements, self study, nutrition, meditation and yoga. You practice 6 days a week for 6 weeks, at the end of it yoga should be a way of life. They got me! I love it, in every way. It’s full on with all that yoga, but I am totally committed. This week we have been doing a gentle cleanse. Loads of green smoothies and salads. Yesterday was the hardest day as it mainly consisted of green smoothies and vegetable juice. After I launched the blog last week my mind has been going crazy with a million ideas of what the next 120 posts should be. Not the best thing to be doing in a yoga practice while in savasana, following onto meditation.

So I thought why not just put my green smoothie recipe up on the blog. so here it is. If you are not that keen on the savoury flavour, you might want to add a couple of teaspoons of agave, or stevia. Otherwise enjoy this as it is.

I was first introduced to green juice by Jill Pettijohn, back at Parrot Cay 11 years ago. She would make these deliciously dark green concoctions, that were ever so slightly different each day, that were full of flavour and were the perfect pick me up morning drink. I was always amazed at the amount of energy you had after downing one these each morning.

These days it seems to be all about the green smoothie, and here’s my take on it.

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1/2 young coconut flesh

1/4 avocado

small handful raw cashews

2 dates

a small knob ginger

small handful kale

small handful spinach

6 mint leaves

1 teaspoon spirulina

1-2 cups water / coconut water, depending on the thickness

Put all your ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until super creamy and smooth. It works best in a vita-mix. It’s generally quite a thick drink, which you can water down, to your liking. It will last up to a day in the fridge if you can resist slurping it up in the one go.

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