Last Friday I received “The Beast” in the mail. A huge powerful blender. And it has revolutionised how I do breakfast. I must admit that I have been influenced by both the media and my studies to take on the whole green smoothie thing. In fact, my Sydney naturopath told me a year ago that I should get into green smoothies as a great way to up my fibre and calcium intake (green leafy veges have heaps of calcium – go figure!). Twelve months ago I was NOT READY for green smoothies. Now, quite simply, I love them! Look how things change huh?
This morning I took my first exam for my nutrition course. It’s hot here in Albany (29 degrees by 9am is very hot for us!). I wanted to get straight into my studies when I woke up so green smoothie to the rescue. It was truly refreshing and I got 97% in my exam! Coincidence? I think not!
Emma’s Exam Elixir
2 Kale leaves
Juice of one lemon
large slice of fresh pineapple, chopped
half a pear, chopped
half a cucumber, chopped
a stick of celery, chopped
1 teaspoon of spirulina
1 tablespoon of linseed meal
Put everything except the chia seeds into the blender. Blend for 90 seconds. Pour into a glass and top with chia seeds.