Green Smoothies are so versatile and a great way to cram in more greens into your diet. I like to add green superfoods such as spirulina or chlorella which are packed with antioxidants including vitamin A and E which protects the skin from free radical damage and reduce the signs of aging. Coconut water provides valuable electrolytes to hydrate the body while the protein powder supports muscle recovery after exercise.
Difficulty – Easy
Time – 5 minutes preparation
What’s good about it?
Chlorella is a single-celled, green freshwater algae. It is highly nutritious meaning you only need a small amount to reap the benefits. A good source of plant protein, omega 3 fats plus vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.Chlorella can be a good source of iron. Depending on the supplement, it may provide anywhere from 6–40% of your daily need. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps you absorb iron.
- Simply place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth. Best drunk immediately.
Nutrition per serving 165kcal, Fat 1.5g, Carbohydrate 15.6g, Protein 19.4g
Did You know?
Any supergreen powder would work well in this recipe – you could also add a little green tea extract powder for an energy boost.
250ml coconut water
1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder
Zest and Juice of 1 lime
2-3 mint leaves
Handful of spinach leaves
1tsp chlorella or other green superfood
Pinch of stevia or xylitol to taste