Green smoothies are fantastic for you. I’m incorporating smoothies in my daily routines more and more. Smoothies on their own are delicious and super healthy, but adding some greens just adds to the perfection. I often have them for breakfast or take them with me to work in a glass jar as a snack.
Tip – chew your smoothies. Yup, you read that right. The short explanation is that chewing your smoothies will activate the saliva production in your mouth and help your digestion. Blending the fruits will do some of the digestion job for you, but drinking food without chewing it can be a bit of a shock for your stomach. Most people don’t know this, so it’s a cool thing to pass on.
Recipe, from this blog:
One green apple
Half a banana, frozen
A good handful spinach
I tbsp hemp seeds
A splash of water
A small piece of celery (optional)
Blend everything together. I like putting the softer (not frozen) ingredients at the bottom to make the job easier for my blender. Start with only a bit of water and add more as you see the consistency coming along.
Kale is incredibly good for you. For instance, kale has more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than oranges. It detoxifies, aids your immune system and alkalizes your body. The list.goes.on. Learn more about kale here!
Because kale can be a bit boring and dry on its own, I like to use it in smoothies or as chips. The chips will absorb the taste of whatever spice you season it with, so it’s suitable for everyone! Once they’re done they go feathery light and ridiculously crispy. I recommend a try!
Kale (norwegian: grønn kål)
Oil (ca 1 tbsp)
Spices (for example: nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic, cumin, oregano)
Wash, cut and remove the stems of the kale. Cover it in oil. Adding too much will make them soggy, but too little won’t do good either. Try to find a good balance. Place on a lined baking tray, never on top of each other, and bake on 150 degrees C for about 25 minutes. Flip them half way through for a better outcome.
IMPORTANT: For flawless kale chips I always follow this guide. It’s really easy to burn kale chips, so it’ll will make a huge difference.