I love making smoothies and really encourage my clients to incorporate smoothies regularly.
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Why? They are incredibly easy on the digestive tract because they are liquid and readily absorbable. I love that you can take smoothies with you on the go if you're someone who doesn't have time to sit down and eat or is in a rush. Most people struggle getting their recommended intake of fruit and vegetable servings so adding a smoothie or two each day really helps.
Best part about smoothies is you can get as creative as you'd like! Adding in powerhouse ingredients is simple such as flaxseed or hemp oil, nuts/seeds, protein powder, Spirulina, raw honey, raw cacao, etc.
I love making green smoothies each day to ensure I'm getting my leafy green veggies in. They are very subtle in smoothies especially behind all the fruit (it's a great way to get kids to eat their greens)!
I'm sharing this recipe because it is really simple but has HUGE health benefits! Not to mention it's crazy yummy!
1-2 Cups of pure, clean filtered water (adjust for desired consistency)
A huge handful of spinach (use spinach if you're new to smoothies - it's very mild but you can easily add in kale or any other leafy green!)
1 lemon (skin removed)
1 tbsp flaxseed oil
3-4 ice cubes
Optional: protein powder, 1-2tsp Spirulina powder, handful of raw nuts
Blend & enjoy!