Green Smoothie Recipe: Karen Then’s Green Berry Smoothie!

I first heard about green smoothies when I attended a raw food seminar in 2009. Eating greens had always been a challenge for me, because although I loved my salads, fruits and vegetables, it was hard for me to sit down & find time to eat loads of leafy greens such as spinach or kale. At the seminar, I learnt that greens possess more valuable nutrients than any other food group and all these nutrients are stored inside the cells of plants. These cells are made of tough material and to release these valuable nutrients, the cell walls needed to be ruptured. In simple words, we need to chew our greens to a creamy consistency in order to get the benefits and chewing them thoroughly with our teeth does not always satisfy our nutritional needs as much as blending our greens!

This is how I learnt that blending my greens and drinking them in a smoothie form was actually more beneficial for my body in order to absorb the nutrients. And smoothies on the go were easier to digest than salads on the go!

This recipe below is one of my favourite recipes, as I can always get the ingredients at the grocery store, and it is quick, easy, satisfying, cleansing, nutritious and tasty for my hectic lifestyle.

Karen’s Quick & Easy Green Smoothie

♥ 1 handful of hydroponic lettuce
♥ 1/2 cucumber
♥ 1 ripe banana
♥ 1 cup of chemical free water
♥ 1/2 a Green apple
♥ 1/2 a Red apple
♥ 1/2 cup frozen berries

Blend for 2 minutes and add 1/2 avocado (optional) if you want a more creamy consistency or are a bit more hungry.

Enjoy!

Article by Karen Then, yoga instructor & owner of Bikram Yoga Victoria Park!

Be well,

xoxo

4 comments

  1. Oh man, I might just try this. And what an awesome photo of Karen!

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Doesn’t she just? Cucumber in smoothies is super refreshing too, perfect for the warmer weather coming up 😀

  3. I TRIED THIS. It was awesome. Nothing could tempt me to add avocado though. Very tempted to use this as a kind of meal replacement and see how long it fills me up for!


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