Green Goddess Smoothie

I love playing around with the smoothies I make, and it’s usually because I check my fridge, and realize oh crap I have to go shopping. So, I mix together whatever I have left! Today’s Green Goddess Smoothie was born because of it, and it ended up being DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS! BAM!

Ingredients:

  • Handful of Baby Kale Salad Mix
  • 3/4 Avocado
  • Lemon Wedge squeezed in mixture
  • Couple pinches of turmeric
  • About inch of ginger root
  • About 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • About 1/2 can of coconut water
  • Topped with hemp seeds

Directions:

  • Blend up the yumminess! (I used my Vitamix)

Macronutrients (*Rough estimates)

  • Calories: 399
  • Fat: 29g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 6g

Micronutrients

  • Vitamin’s A
  • C
  • K
  • B Vitamins especially B9
  • E
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Also, hemp seeds have a balanced ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids.

The Green Goddess’s Other Health Benefits

  • Aids in digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory & great for the immune system
  • Promotes Eye Health
  • Fights free radicals (Could have cancer fighting properties)
  • Regulates sugar levels
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Hydrating
  • And the list could go on

We should strive to eat a limited amount of unhealthy processed foods as possible. (I’m not saying that this smoothie wasn’t processed, it was. I made it with my Vitamix, and that is a process.) What it doesn’t have is a shit ton of chemicals, and ingredients that I can’t even name. Go for fresh foods whenever possble!

*Ps. In the picture above, that’s baby kale with tuna mixed with hummus, celery, & more avocado!

Healthy Eating. Healthy Training Everyone!!!

 

 

 

***************Natalie Johnston is USATF certified runner coach serving areas PA, NYC, & NJ.*****************

 

By | 2014-12-09T16:12:15+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Recipes, Smoothies|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Kevin February 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Well I’ll be tootin’…this smoothie sounds downright amazing!!

    I’m gonna create one of these bad boys in the morning.

    Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing the awesomeness!

  2. kaitlyn February 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Can i still make this without a vita mixer and i do not have any of these ingredients :
    hemp seeds, turmeric, ginger root.. any other idea i can use to replaces those? 🙂
    Sounds amazing when i get a chance to go to cornucopia i will pick that stuff up too

    • Natalie Johnston February 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Yes of course! Any blender would work! 😉 You could omit ginger and use cinnamon maybe as the added spice and a small drop of vanilla stevia (super small – that stuff is potent). Never tried this combo, but I’m thinking it could replace the turmeric and ginger! Oh and maybe some crushed almonds on tops, or goji berries! 🙂

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