Last week a few people that I follow on Twitter were chatting about something called the Green Smoothie Club it was a challenge they were taking part in which involved having a green smoothie each day packed full of fruit and vegetables.
Well I’ve been feeling rundown and pretty lousy since having Chloe and it’s now 9 months on so something had to change. I have a pretty good and varied diet but it feels as though Chloe drains ( literally)all the goodness from my body leaving me with little energy, tired skin and lacklustre hair.
A challenge which includes extra fruit and veg every day could only be a positive thing yes?
So I’ve begun. It’s now 5 days in. I’m really enjoying it. My OH has joined in too and it means I’m more likely to keep up with it.
I’ve used 3 different fruit/veg combos so far that have worked really well and taste good so I thought I would share them with you.
1. 1/2 Courgette, carrot, apple,1 cube of frozen spinach,1 cube of frozen ginger,banana, mint and 1tbsp of linseed. Along with a small tray of ice blended until smooth in my Vitamix – this is lovely, a bit of a kick from the ginger but quite subtle.
2. Apple, Carrot, courgette1 cube of frozen spinach, 2 cubes of ginger, mint, 2 tbsp of linseed, ice and 1 Crushed apple and strawberry pure fruit pouch – this was really refreshing and zingy!
3. Blueberries, courgette, carrot, linseed, apple and a Vitacoco mango, ice and pineapple coconut water.
I’ve found I prefer the smoothies which don’t have too much banana as I get to taste the other fruits n veggies. I find banana is such a strong flavour that it can easily take over everything else.
It’s hard to say if it’s having a difference yet although I do feel a bit brighter and considering I’ve had a week of very little sleep that’s fairly remarkable. It also means I’m wasting less veg and fruit as I’m throwing all my odds and ends in the Vitamix.
I’ve also started dicing some bananas and carrots and freezing them ready to throw into my smoothies. Organisation is key to keeping up with all new challenges I feel. My aim is to keep up with the green smoothies for at least 5 days a week. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.