Adding greens to your smoothies gives them and you an extra boost of important nutrients: Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre.
Rocket, or Arugula, is a cruciferous vegetable – like Kale and Sprouts – which are associated with a lower risk of cancer, in particular lung and colon cancer. It provides Calcium and Vitamin K for bone health, antioxidants, Iron and B Vitamins, including Folate, and contains nitrates, which lower Blood Pressure and the amount of oxygen required during exercise, while enhancing athletic performance.
It has a light, slightly herby flavour and is not at all overpowering when combined with fruit, nuts and seeds. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried it when we ran out of Romaine Lettuce.
(Remember to alternate cruciferous with non-cruciferous greens to protect your thyroid health).
This is a thick smoothie, you’ll need a spoon! (You can reduce the oats if you want it thinner).
2 Tbsps Gluten-Free Oats
A Large Handful Rocket Leaves
1 Rounded Tbsp Sunflower Seeds
1 Tbsp Cashew Nut Butter
1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder
1 Tbsp Dried Mango Pieces
Small Glass of Fresh Apple Juice + a little water if you want a thinner smoothie
Blend and serve! Add ice if you’re not sure about the greenery, it helps when you’re not accustomed to green smoothies, but this has such a fruity flavour from the dried mango and apple juice, you’ll be fine ☺️
Copyright: Chris McGowan