I know that in the previous post that one should not consume raw cold things because it is not the best for your digestion. But I also recognize how difficult it is to get all the nutrients necessary for a healthy body. Acupuncture can do so much, but if you have a mineral and vitamin deficiency, needles will not help much. So, that is why I have devised an easy green smoothie recipe that provides as much nutritional punch in one serving that anyone can get.
The following recipe can be done with a regular blender but I recommend at least getting a NutriBullet as it will do a good job at making the smoothie easy to drink in a quicker time (1 minute). I also chose ingredients that can be easily purchased in bulk at Costco. It’s so much cheaper (ex. organic spinach is $3.85 a pound as opposed to $5 at grocery stores). If you do not have a Costco card, you can ask a friend to purchase a Costco gift card for you, which will allow you to enter and shop at Costco without a membership (if I am wrong in this, please let me know). Costco also has some frozen organic fruits that you can mix and match with so that you do not weary of the drink.
I highly recommend this smoothie to be consumed either at dinner. But if you have dinner plans, at lunch. I don’t recommend this for the morning because it is best to start the morning off with something warm and easy to digest. In the morning, you are breaking a fast during which your digestion was dormant. I will later post a recipe for an easy breakfast congee.
Note that this recipe has you add either cinnamon or ginger depending on the taste you are alright with. Ginger and cinnamon makes the property (nature) of the smoothie less cold, which will allow for easier digestion. Also, you can substitute for fresh fruits but research has shown that frozen fruits have as much or more nutritional value than fresh fruits because they are flash frozen as soon as they are picked. Also, try to get organic as much as is possible.
Easy Costco Green Smoothie Recipe
- 3 generous handfuls of raw spinach
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup frozen fruit (can be mixed)
- 1 rounded scoop protein powder (there are great protein powders made with vegetable protein as opposed to whey or soy, Orgain is one example)
- a couple of dashes of cinnamon or a slice of ginger
- Add 1-2 cups of water depending on desired thickness (if you have a NutriBullet, fill water to line)
One serving will be around 300 calories. If you want a creamier taste or more protein and potassium, almond milk or coconut milk would be a great substitute. To make this smoothie takes a total of 5 minutes along with clean up.
I hope you enjoy this recipe.
*** I have not been sponsored by any of the mentioned products or companies. Just a fan.