Balanced Fruity Green Energizer Smoothie.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 19, 2020

Green smoothies are perfect for getting more greens and minerals into your diet in a delicious and highly digestible way and keeping blood sugar levels balanced. Plus, chia seeds are a good source of dietary fibre that helps to prevent blood sugar spike.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: Makes 2 Smoothies

Ingredients

2 cups baby spinach, lightly packed

2 frozen bananas or fresh bananas, broken into pieces

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

½ cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries

1 apple with peel, coarsely chopped

Juice of 2 oranges, or 1 cup unsweetened apple juice

½ cup coconut water or filtered water, plus more as needed

4 pitted soft dates (soak in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain)

½ tablespoon chia seed

½ tablespoon ground flax seed

1 teaspoon turmeric

Large pinch cinnamon

A splash of love

Method

Soak the whole chia seeds for about 10-15 minutes 10 Minutes just prior to blending. The soaked seeds become gelatinous and blend well in a high-speed blender. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add more coconut water or water if necessary to thin to the desired consistency. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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