Are you in the habit of cooking up a balanced, nourishing breakfast? Or does this only happen in an ideal world? Unfortunately, the reality for many of us may mean surviving purely off caffeine for the first half of the morning! However, being pressed for time doesn’t mean you need to skip feeding your body high-quality nutrition. After all, this is exactly what you need to keep up with the demands of the day!
What you feed your body in the morning helps set the tone for your day, and smoothies are a fantastic way to receive a jam-packed dose of nutrients quickly and conveniently. A go-to at Eden is our Green Goodness Smoothie that we serve guests as a light and refreshing Saturday morning snack. We share this recipe below so that you can get a taste of Eden nourishment from home.
Some of the key ingredients that make this smoothie so incredibly nutritious are:
Low in calories but full of nutrients, spinach is an incredibly diverse vegetable that can be used in salads, soups, baked goods and, of course, smoothies. It’s high in antioxidants and rich in a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron and calcium. Some health benefits associated with spinach include reducing oxidative stress, moderating blood pressure and protecting eye health.
Another leafy green that’s hailed for being one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, kale contains a generous dose of fibre, antioxidants, calcium, iron and a range of other nutrients that are wonderful for your health. It’s also an extremely potent source of vitamin C and one of the best sources of vitamin K.
Banana provides a natural source of sweetness and creates a deliciously thick and creamy consistency. Packed with fibre, potassium, folate, and antioxidants, bananas are a fantastic base for most smoothies.
Serves 1 | GF | DF | Vegan
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 handful baby spinach leaves
- 1 handful kale
- 2 tbsp mint leaves
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle chia seeds on top and enjoy!