Green Smoothies in the Southampton Sun
Today was a bright beautiful sunny day in Southampton, our first proper one of the New Year!
After a very pleasant long walk with my fiance, I felt an alkalising green smoothie was the perfect compliment for a stunning day like today.
I try and put them together whenever I can and really feel the benefits; or more accurately, notice the difference in my energy levels when I don't have one!
If I've got a long day ahead of Personal Training clients, I sometimes even blend one up in the morning and take it in to sip between sessions!
Being gluten-intolerant and previously suffering a lifetime of unpleasant symptoms I'd learned to live with (bloating, stomach discomfort, lethargy, difficulty concentrating to name but a few) I feel very fortunate to have and blessed to have learned about such a vast world of nourishing possibilities, all so simple. And cheap!
All you need is a blender...and some raw veg!
Today's Alkalising Green Smoothie:
1 x large ripe banana
5 x celery sticks
1 x lemon
1 x thumb size piece of ginger
500ml filtered water
It kept me going for a good couple of hours and is such a great energy booster. The lemon and ginger aid digestion, so if you suffer from bloating or digestive discomfort as I used to, it truly makes a difference. More importantly, you will not get a blood sugar spike and be craving another sugary fix twenty minutes after the "high" has faded!
Try taking one into work for a mid-morning energy boost. It also makes a fantastic alternative to the ever-available sugar and gluten-laden snacks that often appear the only available option. If you prepare and plan, I can assure you there is always another choice 🙂