For those of you trying to transitioning to a cleaner greener diet, I hope my food journals are helping to give you some inspiration and a clearer picture of foods that should feature daily. You may have guessed by now that green is the general theme!
Last night I drove down to London to celebrate my friend, Erna’s birthday. She’s a super talented fashion designer and artist so check out her site – it’s amazing. I was busy all day making pancakes (yes I will post the recipe so be sure to check back!), and finishing an article I’m writing amongst other things. So, I had to grab dinner on the go. I made the below smoothie before running out the door and boy is it GOOD!
Some people say they feel cheated that with a smoothie they miss out on the actual enjoyment of chewing food. Well, it doesn’t have to be the case; some people like to make their smoothies thick and eat them from a bowl with a spoon whereas people who are more functional eaters and just want to fill up on something nutritious love nothing more than being able to take their breakfast/lunch/dinner with them on the go.
I love to eat but when you’re short on time, the smoothie is the perfect go-to. I challenge you to make this Mint Dream and not love it! Yes it is in a giant jam jar (actually it was full of almond butter; once I’ve finished a product that comes in a gorgeous glass jar like the below, I always wash it out and store it as it comes in so handy for storing/carrying almond milk/smoothies/juices/nuts/seeds etc.)
I added some superfoods as a smoothie is the perfect vessel for them – plus they make me feel super sparkly and happy.
- 2 apples (if using a Vitamix, no need to core or de-seed.If not, do so)
- 1 cup water
- Large handful spinach
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 8-10 mint leaves (to taste)
- 2 tsp stevia (or agave/1 date)
- 1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
- 1 tbl Camu Camu (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. If you prefer your smoothie runnier, just add more water or ice cubes to make it slightly chilled.