Sometimes a cup of caffeine or a splash of ice water isn't enough to get me up and going in the morning. The z's continue to linger over my head and I'm left feeling stuck in a funk. When this happens, I know it's time to bring out the big guns -- aka my zingy green smoothie recipe.
Thanks to a heaping dose of ginger, this green smoothie has a bit of a kick to it. I find the slightly bitter taste of ginger plus the sweet and sour citrus notes from the orange juice really help me snap out of slumber mode and into "awake and ready to conquer the day" mode.
I like to have this smoothie bowl in the morning for breakfast or as a midday pick-me-up when I need to refresh.
Makes 1 large smoothie.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
-1 handful washed spinach leaves
-1 handful broccoli florets
-1 handful frozen pineapple pieces
-1 tablespoon ginger
-1/2 cup pulp-free orange juice
toppings (all optional)
-raw pumpkin seeds
-organic raw cocoa nibs
WHAT TO DO:
1. Add frozen pineapple, frozen broccoli florets, spinach and ginger to blender.
2. Add orange juice. Be sure to leave about an inch of the ingredients free of liquid to ensure a thicker consistency.
3. Blend on high until the consistency is smooth.
4. Pour smoothie into a bowl of choice and top with cocoa nibs, sliced strawberries, raw pumpkin seeds, and almonds.
Are you a fan of the green smoothie trend? What's your favourite smoothie recipe?
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