This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.
Every single ingredient brings something to the table:
Water – essential for good hydration; promotes weight loss and helps to flush out the toxins from our body.
Spinach – not only is it high in proteins and fibre but it is also loaded with microelements and vitamins like A, B6, C, E and K just to name a few.
Kiwi – with its low GI, high fibre content and alkaline properties kiwi is a perfect morning fruit, which adds tonnes of vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants into the mixture.
Matcha – super high in antioxidants helps to increase our energy levels, endurance and concentration but at the same time, promotes calmness and relaxation.
Wheatgrass – it contains chlorophyll, which is a natural liver cleanser and detoxifier; additionally it contains all minerals known to man, as well as many other vitamins.
Chia seeds – low calories, high in fibre and proteins, just what you need in the morning.
Protein powder – well this one is optional but if like me, you are struggling with food in the morning, I would highly suggest adding some into your smoothie to boost your protein intake, which will help with metabolism and keep you fuller for longer.
So let’s mix!
- 250ml filtered water*
- 1 large organic kiwi; peeled and halved
- 1 scoop of diet whey protein powder**
- 1 large handful of fresh organic spinach***
- 1tsp organic chia seeds
- 1/2tsp organic matcha
- 1/2tsp organic wheatgrass
*as its winter time I don’t like my smoothie too cold in the morning so I don’t use chilled water, but come the warmer weather, you can use chilled water or reduce the amount of water and add a good handful of ice cubes on top
**I like strawberry flavour from PhD
***frozen would work great too
Well, you will need a blender, a high power one would be ideal.
Simply pop all the ingredients into the blender bowl, starting with water, pop the lid on and blend.
I start with variable 1, turn it to 10 and then swap too high for around 10 seconds or so. In this time frame, my Vitamix will have blended everything nicely, including the chia seeds and kiwi pips.
Serve and enjoy!