Lean Green Detox Smoothie Bowl
The following is a guest post from yoga specialist, Claire Grieve.
For once ‘eat your greens’ is going to take on a whole new meaning. This fortifying Lean Green Detox Smoothie Bowl is going to leave you coming back for seconds. It's a delicious, healthy smoothie powerhouse packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and nutrients to flush your system, boost your metabolism and cleanse your body. A quick and easy way get your recommended daily intake of fruit and veggies while keeping you satisfied for hours. You can enjoy it on-the-go as a smoothie or in a bowl while you relax and bask in the sun. It’s guaranteed to become your new summer love!
(makes two smoothie bowls)
1 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of romaine lettuce
½ squeezed lemon
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 scoop of 22 Days Nutrition vanilla Plant Power protein powder
1 teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea
1 cup of Califa Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Add ice for extra thickness. Garnish with pomegranate, coconut shreds, goji berries, and bee pollen.
*Thoroughly wash all produce and for best results, use all organic produce.
Pineapple contains powerful anti-inflammatory digestive enzymes that beat bloat and support overall digestion. This high fiber nutrient-dense fruit is loaded with Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, manganese and B vitamins.
Avocados are great for weight loss. They are especially rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. Avocados are a good source of vitamins B6, C, E and K. They provide you with folate, potassium, magnesium and lutein. Avocados squash hunger, helping you feel fuller for longer.
Popeye's favorite leafy green vegetable is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach is wonderful source of iron, folate, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C. It benefits bone health, skin and hair, heart, liver and digestion.
Light on calories but heavy in nutrients. One handful of Romaine lettuce is 80 per cent of your daily Vitamin A needs. Packed with Vitamin C, K, B, potassium and folate, it gives you bang for buck. Aiding in digestion, weight-loss and it boosts skin, bone and heart health.
Cucumbers are extremely hydrating, low in calories and high in fiber, containing vitamins and potassium. They have anti-inflammatory properties, cleanse your liver and help to prevent water retention. They are also known to keep your breath fresh.
Lemon juice provides a a powerful alkaline detox boost to balance your body’s pH levels naturally. The are rich in vitamin C and immune boosting bioflavonoids which increase and cleanse blood flow. They help to clean out the liver, digestive tract and have a diuretic and laxative effect to naturally rid belly bloat.
Ginger has many healing properties that aids digestion, easing stomachaches and nausea. It's a natural anti-inflammatory that relieves pain and increases circulation. Provides a spicy kick to your green smoothie and helps the immune system to prevent colds and flu. Ginger also stimulates your metabolism to increase fat burning!
22 Days Nutrition Plant Power protein powder, is blend of organic pea protein, organic Sachi Inchi and organic milled flax seed to give you 20 grams of plant-based protein in every serving. It's USDA 100% Organic, gluten-free and soy-free. Protein keeps you fuller longer, curves your bad cravings, and forces you to burn more calories in the digestion process. Protein is great after exercising as it promotes bone strength, growth, and helps repair the muscles.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea is a powerful superfood with 100 times the antioxidants of regular tea. Filled with Amino acids like L-Theanine it enhances calm, boosts memory and concentration. Matcha provides all day energy and endurance, burns calories, strengthens immunity and detoxifies the body.
Almond milk is a Dairy-free alternative. High in healthy fats and protein, it is also rich in minerals like phosphorus, potassium and zinc, calcium and iron. Almond Milk is a good source of vitamin D, Vitamin E and contains nutrients like riboflavin and L-Carnitine that support healthy skin, hair and brain activity.
As you can see, this green smoothie is packed with some of the most nutrient-dense foods, making it a bowlful of goodness. Enjoy!
About the Author
Claire Grieve is a highly sought after international Yoga specialist, Stretch therapist, Health Coach and Wellness Writer. Claire’s mission is to inspire individuals to reach beyond the ordinary and step outside the comfort zone. She is determined to empower her students from all walks of life to push past their boundaries, reach their goals and live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Yoga serves as her medium to aid others in transcending those boundaries of the mind and body. Claire strongly believes yoga can be self-gratifying, enjoyable, and accessible to everyone.
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