We had a great conversation and in fact, a great dinner party on Saturday night. Friends gathered from near and far, some acquainted, others meeting for the first time and during our discussions i took a step back to appreciate it all. Everyone seemed to gel together, the politeness was beautiful as opposed to awkward, everyone giving everyone else their time to speak, reflect and share. At least, that was my feeling on the evening.
The topic turned to vibrations- as in that thing that everything gives off. I like to call it life force. What was discussed has stayed with me every moment since and when thinking of what to share with you today it seemed like it couldn’t be more fitting. I suppose that’s why i love raw food and specifically these beautiful green smoothies i’ve been hyping up. They are the culinary embodiment of that idea- real, living food. Full of alive, active enzymes. I don’t advocate an entirely raw lifestyle by any stretch but i try to fit in as much of it as possible. Raw food has a life force that vibrates at an extremely high frequency- literally, high vibing its way around your body. What could be better? Feeding your incredible, precious cells with such positive nourishment- it can’t help but make you feel good.
So, to get these smoothie sessions off on the right foot, i present number one: the muscle repair. I lead a pretty active lifestyle (that maybe a tad of an understatement) but yes, i visit the gym 5 days a week, walk as much as i can, generally flitter about like the busy B i am. Sometimes my wee body sends a very clear message that it would like a little extra help keeping up with my day to day goings on and this smoothie is the perfect medicine. Full, full, full of protein, omegas, healthy fats, iron, basically, all kinds of goodness. Goodness that helps cells repair, restore and build up. Turmeric has anti- inflammatory properties- perfect for achy muscles and cinnamon has heaps of health properties and reputably reduces cholesterol. Pretty rad for a humble glass of glorious greens.
Makes 1 litre.
- 2 packed cups Spinach
- 1 cup packed Kale
- 2 Apples, cored
- 1 Banana
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tbsp Maca Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
- 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
- 1/2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2-4 cups Water (depending on your desired consistency)
(If you need an even bigger hit of muscle loving goodness, may i suggest adding half an avocado and using a nice, fresh nut milk in place of water.)
- Add 2 cups of water to a blender and blitz ingredients in stages until very smooth
- If i’m having a smoothie bowl i’ll stick to 2 cups water but if i’m on the go i’ll up the water and transfer to a large bottle
- I like to top my smoothie bowl with additional dried and fresh fruits, seeds, coconut flakes and goji berries
- Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days