Hey fellow well girl! What’s that one thing you can’t go without in the morning? Is it a hot shower, making the bed or writing in your journal? Wait, those are all my things!! Ok so maybe there are a few things I can’t go without LOL. But the thing I really can’t do without is MY SMOOTHIE. And it’s not because it’s delicious and it’s not because it’s nutritious. It’s because I really don’t think I could consume the amount of fruits and vegetables our body requires in a day without it!
You see our body requires a certain amount of certain foods to get the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in balance, produce energy and ward of disease. It’s not until I accepted this fact and altered my diet to ensure I was getting these vital nutrients that I truly noticed a change in how I felt. Food is DEFINITELY medicine. If you don’t believe me, check out Dr. Terry Wahls story. She has successfully reversed her multiple sclerosis through dietary changes alone.
Anyways, back to talking all things smoothie. Now I am not saying you can’t get all the fruits and vegetables you require daily without having a smoothie, I am just saying I can’t LOL. No but seriously. If you have wanted to change your diet to incorporate more of the plant based foods you need but have been intimidated by HOW MUCH you actually need to eat or you just hate salad, this smoothie makes things a hell of a lot easier.
Now you can change things up depending on what you have on hand in the fridge (I do!) but three important things to remember are:
1. Incorporate all colours of the rainbow but go heaviest on the greens
2. Make it more about the vegetables than the fruit
My “Can’t Go Without It” Smoothie Recipe
2 cups kale
1 cup celery
1 cup carrots
½ cup blueberries
½ cup strawberries
½ a thumb size piece of ginger
2 tablespoons mixture of flax, hemp and chia seeds
Filtered water to desired consistency
1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on smoothie setting or high for 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
If you want a sweeter taste, substitute filtered water for coconut water.
If you want a creamier consistency, add a banana.
The recipe does make more than one serving so I save half for an afternoon snack.
Yours in health,
The Well Girl