Greens are never that easy to stomach in the morning, that is unless they are well disguised. If you are a smart cookie then you will be getting in as many greens as possible throughout the day. Why? Because of their dense nutrient content – magnesium, zinc, Vitamin C, Fibre and other beneficial phytonutrients. These qualities make them incredibly good for digestive health, the gateway to long and lasting outward health.
All these nutrients do wonders for keeping you feeling fulfilled, balanced and energetic throughout the day, especially when you throw avocado into the mix.
Avocados were made to be eaten for breakfast. Not only do they provide a refreshing taste to start the day, the also have heaps of energy. You will find plenty of B vitamins in Avocado, providing you the essential tools to unlock all that precious energy from the fats inside. Thats also what makes avocado such a good solution in the morning. The fat in avocado is a clean burning fuel source, and at 9 calories a gram, that gives you plenty of get up n go.
A little ginger never hurt, especially not for breakfast! I think we all know how beneficial ginger is, so il keep this one short. Besides being a powerful anti-inflammatory, ginger also offers a real helping hand in digestion. It increases the rate of gastric emptying (food passage through stomach), that can become slow and inefficient when digestion is weak, or in sickness.
Ginger also helps to alleviate heartburn by easing the pressure on the Lower Oesophageal sphincter. This is a valve atop the stomach which allows stomach acid to leak into the oesophagus, producing heartburn.
Like other members of the berry family, strawberries bring with them some supreme health benefits. Potent compounds, including phenols, flavonoids and tannins give strawberries their powerful antioxidant, anticancer properties. The DNA protecting and antioxidant qualities of berries help us maintain healthy cells. Healthy cells make a healthy human!
For the Smoothie:
- 1 Stalk Greens
- 1 small banana
- 50 ml water
- 1/2 avo
- small thumb ginger
Top it off:
- 1 Handful Strawberries
- 20g Shredded Coconut
- 1 Ring Pineapple