Caution : not for the faint hearted !
Since quitting caffeine I have to get a kick start in the morning some other way! And there is no better punch then a fresh home-made organic smoothie. This is good for 2-3 servings, so make a batch and save some for an afternoon pick-me-up and then for your start the next day. In this smoothie you will be getting protein, healthy carbs, a large serving of your daily dark green leafy vegetables and a pure natural energy fix. No supplements needed !
If you are new to Spirulina, halve the serving until you get used to the taste and your body gets used to the detoxing effects. I like my smoothies really cold, but some like them room temperature.
Play with the flavours ; Turmeric can be over-powering so again, go light if you are not used to it.
Spirulina, Turmeric and Ginger are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, and do wonders for the immunity. Adding these to smoothies will give your immunity a kick start in the morning and with regular intake will keep the body strong.
Servings - 2
Time : 10 Mins
In a Blender Add
1 x medium cucumber
3 handfuls of kale
2 tablespoons of Spirulina
1 inch cube ginger
1/2 inch cube turmeric (as you get used to flavor can increase) – not the powered kind
400ml coconut water
400ml cold water
*handful ice if you like.
Where to Buy?
My fav places to shop for the ingredients:
Spirulina — Holland & Barret
Fruit& Veg — Biorganic store in the Greens (they deliver) Let them know we sent you and they’ll be more then happy help you with produce selection. They are also the only place I know where to get fresh Turmeric.
Coconut water — you can buy the containers everywhere but if you are looking for fresh, Carrefour Express usually stocks them and/or Spinneys. Have them cut it open for you and seal. The taste of real coconut water in your smoothy is like nothing else!
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.