Delicious vs Healthy

IMG_8138Now actually both recipes today are delicious and healthy! Just one has an endless list of health benefits and the other one is sweet and heavenly..

‘The Green Smile’ contains fresh ginger, spirulina, linseed and raw spinach.
Ginger is one of my favourite healthy foods. It’s known for it’s amazing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Great to prevent colds and illness, but it’s also a great remedy against nausea and pains.
Though I’m not a big fan of the term ‘superfood’, spirulina is a true superfood! Every 10 gram contains 30 times more iron than spinach and 4 times more protein than eggs. Also, each gram contains all the essential amino acids and if that isn’t enough, it’s also a good source of fibre.
Now linseed is a natural source of Omega-3 and works really well for your digestive system.
Raw spinach is full of vitamin C, good for your immune system and even skin wrinkling. And just like other dark green leafy veggies it also contains vitamin K, which is essential as it assists the transport of calcium throughout your body, key for strong and healthy bones.
Now you probably understand that I start most mornings with a ‘Green Smile’ and why I drink it a lot when I’m on a detox, as it supports your digestive system, it’s full of iron, protein, antioxidants, essential amino acids, vitamins and lots more! If that is not worth smiling for..

12476873_1119013778142724_1986207361_oThe Green Smile

100 ml coconut water
150 ml 100% orange juice
1/2 Lemon (juice)
ginger (1/2 thumb size)
1 hand full of spinach
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp flaxseed
1/2 tsp spirulina

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.

Now of course the ‘Euphoric Summer’ has some amazing benefits too! I like to drink it as a snack(a real treat!) or sometimes as a second breakfast. Yum!
It’s very sweet and fruity as it contains, orange juice, mango and strawberries. What not only means it’s loaded with vitamin C, but did you know that research has shown that the antioxidant in mango can protect against several cancers?
I used mint in this recipe as it gives a nice fresh taste, like summer! But fresh mint also promotes a good digestion and can sooth a sore stomach.
And last but not least: Chia seed. Which is the highest combined plant source of Omega-3, protein and fibre. All goodness!

IMG_8109Euphoric Summer

150ml orange juice
1/3 cucumber (peeled)
1/2 mango
6 big strawberries
6 mint leafs
1 tbsp chia seed

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.

Are you a big smoothie fan? Are you going to make both or one of these recipes? Please let me know, or even better, show me using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you!


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