Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years!
Can you believe 2013 has already flown by? I certainly can't.
I took a break from posting on the blog last week to enjoy Christmas with family, but now I'm back in the full swing of things.
If you're anything like me, you'll probably be looking to start 2014 off on the right track with some powerful nutrition, tons of veggies, and healty recipes to cleanse your body. With all the indulgence over the holidays... and strecthy clothes ;) ... we can forget how good simple clean nutrition can make us feel. So here's a simple smoothie that will help start the process and boost your immunity.
This smoothie starts off with a base of frozen banana's. The perfect solution to making any healthy smoothie thick, creamy, and smooth. The potassium in banana's is an essential nutrient for maintaining normal blood pressure. It's been said that when you feel dizzy, eat a banana. They're also high in vitamin B6, C, and fiber.
Next we add to the blender:
Fresh squeezed orange juice (Not concentrate. The real thing - with pulp)
Matcha green tea
I love this smoothie. It's creamy. It's delicious. It's easy. A great way to start your morning or to give you a boost mid afternoon.
Although I didn't add it, I made protein powder optional. My main goal when creating this smoothie though was to make a drink that was full with nutrition and wellness.
Hello pathway to health:
Immune Boosting Smoothie Gluten-Free, Vegan Option | Serves: 2
- 2 bananas, peeled and frozen
- 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey (optional - sub maple syrup for vegan)
- 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- scoop of protein powder; your favourite kind (optional) -vega sport is my favourite
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Notes: Nutritional info is calculated without protein powder. For a thinner smoothie add 1/4-1/2 cup more juice or water.
Serving Size: 1 smoothie (half the recipe) Calories: 199 Fat: 0.7g Saturated Fat: 0g Sodium: 2mg Carbohydrates: 49 Sugar: 33g Fiber: 5g Protein: 2g