Ingredients: Handful baby Spinach; Whole peeled cucumber; 1 x small apple; 4 squares of water melon ; 1 slice green melon ;½ squeezed lemon ;4 – 6 mint leaves ; 6 -8 grapes (optional)
Blend well together, add chilled water until it reaches the right consistency. Pour, drink & enjoy.
Gut-Friendly Blueberry Probiotic Smoothie:
Ingredients: ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries; 1 ripe banana; 3 cups of kefir (or 2 cups of kefir + 1 cup water for lighter consistency or plain yoghurt thinned to the right consistency with water); 1 slice of fresh avocado (optional for extra creaminess);1 tablespoon chia seeds.
Blend & drink immediately.
Kefir is a fermented dairy product a little like yoghurt which can be used instead Kefir is available in some health food shops.
Ingredients: 1 cup oats; ½ cup milk of choice (I like almond or cashew); ½ cup cold-brew coffee (you can make your own or buy it in concentrate form at most grocery stores. If you buy the concentrate, be sure to dilute); 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder ; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; Pinch of salt ; 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (maple syrup, rice malt syrup and honey all work well) ; ½ cup of fresh raspberries.
Mix together all ingredients except for raspberries in a mason jar. Put in fridge and let set 12 hours, or overnight. In the morning, layer in raspberries parfait style and enjoy!
Recipe credit: Green smoothie – thanks Lynn; Probiotic smoothie and Mocha Raspberry, mindbodygreen
Photo credit: Green smoothie & Blueberries – pinterest; Raspberry Oats – Liz Moody