Wellness Wednesday- Drink your greens!

 In Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Smoothies can be a quick and easy way to nourish your body with all of the nutrients that are essential to maintaining optimal health and wellbeing.

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘eat your greens?’ This can be a tough task to complete when our lives are so busy and rushed. Nurse Fiona recommends packing your greens and superfoods into a daily homemade smoothie that is quick and easy to make, delicious to drink and jam packed full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Smoothies do have a ‘healthy’ image but pre-made/ pre-bottled drinks can often contain high amounts of sugars, calories and preservatives that may be detrimental to your health. The best way to ensure you are consuming the maximum amount of nutrients is to make your smoothie yourself using fresh, organic produce.

See below for 2 simple, healthy and delicious smoothie recipes

Nurse Fiona’s detox green smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  •  1 scoop of sun warrior protein powder
  • 1tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 handful of greens (kale, spinach, chard, broccoli or sprouts)
  • 3 tbsp frozen fruit (berries, pear or any fruit that is in season) or 2 medjool dates
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 2 cups of water

Directions

Place ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Best consumed immediately or you can store in airtight jar and drink within 4 hours.

 

Nuriss Revive Anti ageing smoothie

Ingredients

  •  1 sachet of Revive beauty complex containing marine collagen, phytoceramides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, zinc, copper and selenium
  • 1tsp amaranth seeds (This ancient seed is rich in the essential amino acid Lysine which has a role in collagen formation)
  • 1 handful of organic kale (Rich in Vitamins A, D, K and loaded with antioxidants)
  • 3 tbsp frozen grapes (A study conducted by Harvard Medical School found that resveratrol found in grape skins directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity) (1)
  • 1 small piece of turmeric (Rich antioxidant and anti inflammatory that can protect the skin from free radical damage)
  • 2 cups of coconut water (rich in Potassium and electrolytes that can replenish and rehydrate your skin revealing a younger looking glow)

Directions

Place ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Best consumed immediately or you can store in airtight jar and drink within 4 hours.

 

References

  1. https://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-study-validates-longevity-pathway-3-7-13
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