Today was a zesty smoothie. Why? Because on days where I feel the need for chocolate, mostly I know I need more than that. A substantial boost rather than flash-in-the-pan energy. It’s just that we think chocolate is the pep up we need and sure, it’s a pep up alright, but of the quick and sugary variety – Even 70% chocolate is, sad I know, about 24-30% sugar and very little of the other stuff that helps us process sugar effectively – ie plant fibre and viamins.
A smoothie however from a rainbow of plants is a real pep up of the mitochondrial variety – all of your cells. If we look after those guys we feel great all over and we build health. Building health is a lasting strategy for feeling our absolute best and this is the one I made this afternoon.
What you need
1/2 lemon, juice squeezed
1/2 orange (frozen in chunks)
3/4 cup frozen mango
1/2 bunch mint, stalks and all (more fibre)
What to do
Blitz it all on high in whatever appliance you have for 30-40seconds.
Pour into a glass, attempt an artful picture (see below) and enjoy
And that’s it. What’s your favourite smoothie to bring you energy?