Refreshing and Nutritious Green Smoothie Recipe
After indulging in a few “not so ideal” options during COVID, I find the shift over to a healthy green smoothie as a perfect start to eating nutritiously again!! The blend of these ingredients stimulates some healthy bursts of flavours and reawakens our taste buds.
- 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce or any leafy greens
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- I sprig of mint
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lacuma powder *
- 1 cup water and ice cubes if desired
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency.
Tip: Add a little more water if the smoothie is too thick.
* LUCUMA POWDER – Lucuma powder is a dried, milled version of lucuma fruit. Cultivated in the Andean region of South America, the fresh fruit is a nutritional powerhouse and commonly used in the foods of Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. The light brown powder has become a preferred natural sweetener worldwide. This plant-based sweetener with a maple-like flavor can be added as-is to beverages, smoothies, desserts, and some soups.
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to Marsha Fenwick Nutrition.