This green smoothie is the best, it’s thick, creamy and not too sweet. And who doesn’t love a smoothie that fuels you, is hydrating and amazing for inflammation?
I blend this smoothie up post workout to keep me moving into the rest of my day.
The avocado in this smooooth smoothie thickens everything up and makes it feel more substantial than most smoothies, while coconut water and watermelon help to keep you hydrated. Flax, turmeric, ginger, kale and avocado are great anti-inflammatory foods that help with heart health and muscular issues. To top it all off; flax, avocado and apple (especially the skin of apples, so keep them on if they’re organic) provide a tonne of ever-important fibre. If watermelon isn’t in season, you can use more ice cubes, but it does provide a natural sweetness that I highly recommend.
Favourite Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie
Makes 1 large serving
Half an apple
Half and avocado
2 – 3 Kale leafs (I like black or dino) tough middle stem removed
4 – 5 Chunks of frozen watermelon
2 Ice cubes
Small piece of frozen ginger root (1 cm square)
Small piece of frozen turmeric root (1/2 cm square)
1/3 Cup Coconut water
1 Tsp. natural sweetener – maple syrup or honey (optional)
1/2 Tsp. of ground flax seed (Adds natural omega 3’s and fibre)
1 – 2 Tbsp. hemp hearts (Adds protein, fibre, omega 3’s and vitamins and minerals)
Add everything into your blender and blend until smooth.
|Sprouted Tip: Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas and coconut water? So next time you feel that post-workout stiffness taking over, reach for an avocado!|