it’s easy being green

I recently wrote about my new breakfast routine of a green smoothie (and my fancypants new Vitamix). 

I am seriously obsessed with the green smoothie revolution; My skin looks great, my insides function like a well oiled machine and it’s a fast way to have brekkie! So I thought I’d share a few combinations if you get the urge to go green.

The simple rules are

  • use a Vitamix (if possible, I know they’re expensive) because it turns everything to the smoothest liquid which is the reason it goes down easy
  • the foundation is anything green & leafy. preferably kale but you can use cavolo nero, spinach, silverbeet or lettuce
  • used unwaxed fruit
  • cut off any citrus peel
I need to buy some flaxseed or chia seed to add into the mix!
blending step 1
step 2; adding the kale & mint
the finished green smoothie
step 3; ready for drinking!
this morning's green smoothie

kale
celery
cucumber
rockmelon
apple
mint
ice 

another day, another smoothie

kale
celery
ginger
apple
rockmelon
water
ice 

another green smoothie combo

kale
celery
baby spinach
pear
orange
coconut water
ice


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green machine

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Last week we bought invested in a Vitamix.

We’ve long been dreaming of this kitchen blender beauty; it takes blending to a whole new level and to blend we will!

our Vitamix

Green smoothies (aka kale shake) are an upper to a healthy fit lifestyle; its a fantastic way to kick off your day as your body is getting a jolt of nutrients and it’s amazing for your digestive system! You have this first thing in the morning (although I work out first on an empty tummy and then do the smoothie).

Jay is intent of doing a 2 week daily cleanse following the green smoothie revolution pioneered by Kevin James and brought to light by Jay’s penultimate roll model Joe Rogan. It goes a little something like this:

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If you want to give the green smoothie revolution a go, here are some more recipes via the Vitamix database.

This was our first green smoothie this morning

Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, 2 celery stalks, 2 small unwaxed apples, 1 unwaxed pear, 1 carrot, 250ml coconut water.

I think it’s a little too much volume so we’ll halve it tomorrow…

Viva the green revolution!