Blending your greens makes the nutrients more readily available for the body and first thing in the morning it's the perfect starter kick to the system. Make sure you get a good dose of greens in though, about 60-80% of the smoothie so that your body can receive the alkaline benefits. Lemon juice helps to offset the green taste as well as add to the alkalinity.
Use low to medium GI fruits such as apples, pears, grapefruits, bananas, mangoes etc to keep your blood sugar level balanced.
I often find it unnecessary to add heavier items such as seeds or nuts because it is quite filling in itself. This makes up almost a litre of nutrient dense drink which will keep your energy levels up for at least several hours. Sometimes adding too much simply is overdoing it, especially if it's fruit sugars, proteins and fat altogether in one go. I store any extras in the airtight jars pictured and often carry them around with me throughout the day for an extra boost!!
Green Eden Smoothie
2 stalks silverbeet (chard)
1 handful spinach leaves
1 med mango
2 cups coconut water
* can refrigerate and keep in airtight container for up to 3 days
* if using an actual coconut, which I often do, I throw in the meat as well for extra coconut creaminess