Finally, Summer has arrived up North and this is a lovely light summery smoothie, with healthy fats and protein, prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy gut and digestive system, dietary fibre, and lots of vitamins and minerals.
Do you know strawberries are not really fruit as their seeds are on the outside? They are bursting with nutrients, including Vitamin C, folate, B Vitamins, Vitamin K (needed for bone health), they are rich in powerful antioxidants and are thought to help prevent heart disease, cancer and inflammation. The leaves can also be eaten or made into tea.
Try to buy organic strawberries as this fruit is considered one of the ‘dirty dozen’, being one of the most sprayed fruits and retaining chemical residue.
(Apologies for the smoothie photo, no natural light at all when I took it, the smoothie actually looked much lighter and slightly pink).
1 Small Banana
10 Strawberries, washed and hulled
Handful of Pumpkin Seeds
1 Heaped Tbsp Chufa de Valencia Tiger Nut Flour
1 Heaped Tbsp Golden Linseeds, partially ground
1 Medium Glass Rebel Kitchen Organic Raw Coconut Water
1 Heaped Tbsp CoYo Plain Coconut Yogurt
1 Tsp Juicemaster Wheatgrass Powder
Blend and add ice.
Here’s a short but energetic video by The Undertones – watch the keyboard ‘player!’
Copyright: Chris McGowan