- 1 1/2 oz. of baby spinach
- 2 pears – chopped
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of ice
Directions: When ready, simply process all the ingredients together in your favorite blender. You can shake it up or stir it up, then serve and enjoy. Cube or chop vegetables to make them blitz easier before blending. I like to add any leafy vegetables in last, and then add a touch more water if I want the consistency smoother or silkier. Great garnishes include: lemon, celery, chia seeds, or a slice of tomato. Add ice on a hot day to make the drink cooler.
Helpful Tips: Blitz the Night Before
Smoothies are fantastic in terms of preparation and ease. You can prepare them in the evening and refrigerate the jug, drinking the blitzed recipe in the morning, and therefore, letting the flavors permeate overnight. If you do this, you won’t need to add ice to your recipe, though. Yummy!
Amazing Facts: Coconut Flakes and Hemp Seeds Rock
Coconut flakes and hemp seeds add inflammation-lowering omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is used to help the body lower the risk of heart disease, depression, arthritis, and dementia. Your body can’t make omega-3, it needs to be added to the diet.