My Power Smoothie for a Healthy Start

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The NutriBullet. Most of us have heard of this wonder gizmo. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has one – it must be good.

It’s the new must-have kitchen gadget. For me, it’s my secret weapon. I’m not sure where I’d be without it, to be honest.

I’ve made a power smoothie part of my daily routine. I’m not talking the average banana-strawberry concoctions. I’m talking spirulina, kale, pine nuts, ginger, goji berries, acai berries, carrots… the list goes on.

I’ve been whizzing up some healthy concoctions with it since early last year after a pretty serious neck operation. This immune-boosting stuff was what gave me my energy back during my recovery.

For those of you who haven’t a clue about what I’m on about, let me explain.

The NutriBullet is basically an extractor which grinds vegetables, nuts, seeds and even pips and stalks of your fruits.

So, without further ado, here’s my breakfast smoothie recipe, featuring everything from ginger and blueberries to apple, which you can blitz up in seconds.

My Breakfast Smoothie

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This smoothie takes two minutes to make and sets you up for a healthy day. The banana, apple and pumpkin seeds make it super thick and creamy, while the blueberries give it a gorgeous colour and a sweet, fruity flavour, and the spinach gives you a good dose of refreshing greens so you’ll be glowing from the inside out…

SERVES ONE

INGREDIENTS

– 2 tsp ginger, peels and finely grated

– 1 tsp spirulina

– 1 big handful of spinach

– 1 banana

– 1 carrot

– 1 tsp of pine nuts

– 2 handfuls of frozen blueberries (these keep it cool and are much cheaper than fresh berries, but fresh berries and a little ice work just a well)

– a few sprigs of mint

– 1 tbsp chia seeds

METHOD

Add all the ingredients into your blender and blend until completely smooth!

 

 

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