Oh dear. I have become a major chocoholic and sugar crave-er this past holiday season. My jeans are feeling a little too snug for my liking, and there is NO way I am getting on the scale to see how much weight I have gained. No, thank you. So its back to clean eating and cutting out all sugar until Valentine’s Day. I did this last January, and loved it and saw good results. I like to jump start my clean eating month with a week of freshly squeezed juices and green smoothies and then end the day with a good healthy balanced meal for dinner.
There are so many green smoothie recipes on the internet, and I have posted a few of my favorites here and here. So this post is not about how to make a green smoothie, but what you can add-in to your smoothie to give it more of a healthy boost. These are just suggestions, and I don’t add them all in at the same time but usually pick one or two.
Chia Seeds–helps to control hunger and is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that helps to protect the body from aging and cancer. I like to put just a teaspoon in my smoothie because chia seeds leave a bitter aftertaste.
Nancy Meier says
Love your post, coconut is the bomb, I eat and cook with it daily. I'll try your smoothies. Great add-ins too. Coconut is anti-viral, antibiotic, stimulates the thyroid to increase metabolism, hence weight loss. Here is an interesting overview of which coconut oils are quality products and why. http://www.evolvingwellness.com/essay/how-to-choose-a-coconut-oil-comparing-best-and-worst-brands
Zespri Green Kiwi fruit website says
This is soooooo good! I was totally blown away! I've made one for lunch for the past three days! 🙂