As I sit here in my Nutrition and Weight Loss Coaching practice in Beaconsfield, thinking about a quick, easy and super nutritious on the go snack or lunch, my mind always go first to a smoothie.
I am a smoothie queen! You can experiment with all the fruit and vegetables in your kitchen and come up with some amazing concoctions! So quick and easy to make, no fuss and very little mess.
Always be aware that the more fruit you put in the more sugar you will consume, so with that in mind, I usually make the fruit the smallest amount (1/3) and fill up with an assortment of veg, water or low fat Greek yogurt. In this smoothie both the yogurt and the avocado give it a really delicious, creamy, luxurious taste as well as being packed with fibre, and a whole host of goodness.
- ½ cup low fat Greek yogurt.
- 1 ripe avocado.
- 1 sweet apple chopped.
- 1 stalk celery, chopped.
- 1 carrot chopped.
- 1 cups lightly packed kale.
- 1 cup lightly packed spinach.
- 1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
- 8 ice cubes (optional).
Blend yogurt, avocado, apple, celery, kale, spinach, ginger and ice in a blender until very smooth. Add a little water to loosen up if desired. Remember to drink immediately as smoothies lose their nutrient quality quickly.