The Benefits of a Daily Smoothie
For many people, consuming enough of the daily recommendations of fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. Blending some servings of each into a smoothie can help you meet your body’s daily nutritional needs. Making a nutrient-rich smoothie is easier than preparing most meals, so it will not only support your health, but it can also add precious time to your day. To make a fiber-rich smoothie you’ll need a high-performance blender (I use a Vitamix), since a regular household blender doesn’t puree fruits and vegetables sufficiently. The recipe below is one that I have for my lunch every day. Feel free to improvise, based on your preferences and needs.
Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie
Use fresh, organic produce whenever possible.
1 scoop VegaOne all-in-one shake (I use French Vanilla)
1 cup raw spinach
1 cup raw kale
1 cup raw vegetables (I combine carrot, celery, cucumber, red pepper, and daikon radish)
1 small piece of fresh turmeric and ginger
1/2 cup fresh fruit (I use berries)
8 ounces of water or coconut water
6-8 ice cubes
1 tsp to 1 Tbsp high lignan flaxseed oil (optional)
If too thick, add just a little bit more water and blend again briefly.