Today I felt like a less filling drink for my first meal because I slept in (lucky me!) and didn’t want to eat lunch too late.
3 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tsp AFA algae flakes
2 tsp InLiven Probiotic (contains spirulina)
big handful of spinach
handful of mint leaves
Blend for about a minute and serve for two
I often hear that people want the benefits of green smoothies, namely the fiber, but they don’t want to drink a full smoothie, which is very filling. I completely agree, as I struggle to drink a liter of green smoothie daily. I consume half a litre of green smoothie for breakfast, but I really like to eat lunch and dinner. However, I do want the super-nutrition a full litre can provide.
The solution that works for me is blending plain greens into juice; blending greens with very juicy fruits like watermelon; or blending a small amount of fruit with water and greens. I will tend to drink these juices prior to lunch and dinner, and the drinks often contain lemon as a digestive aid for my meal.
You can use a traditional juicer can be used to make juice and then use a blender to blend fresh greens through it. Any liquid base can be used in this instance, be it actual juice, water, coconut water, or nut milk. Moreover, blended green juices are a great way of using vegetables that don’t work as well in a smoothie, such as fennel, celery, carrot, and beets.