Apple, Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie

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How do you start your day?
I’ve written before about smoothies being an absolute essential in the mornings here. Apart from the fact that they are such a brilliant way to get a lot of ‘easy to absorb’ nutrients into you and your kids in one rapid burst of tasty goodness, with a little planning they are as simple as shake and pour.
My little ones have no patience for messing about in the kitchen when it comes to breakfast. We eat dinner each night quite early, at about 5pm, so by 7am the next day their hungry little tummies are screaming out for instant satisfaction. Well, so are their mouths actually.
Generally they enjoy their breakfast ‘moothie while I like to start things off with something a little more green.
My favourite smoothie at the moment is fibre full, protein packed, (chia seeds, kale) bursting with antioxidants, vitamins and detox gems like lemon and ginger and balanced with the healthful fat of an avocado. It’s such a delicious way to start your day and you can hear every cell in your body whispering thank you!
The kids aren’t rapt about the ginger in this one, which is awesome. Finally something I don’t have to share 😉
I make all of our breakfast smoothies at night after dinner and store them in glass jars where they keep quite happily. This makes a full blender’s worth which I also drink as a snack during the day.

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APPLE, BLUEBERRY and GINGER SMOOTHIE

2 small apples finely diced (or one large)
1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 a lemon
1/2 an avocado
1 small knob of ginger (1/2 – 1 inch) finely chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds
6 washed and de-stemmed kale leaves
Cold water to fill blender.

HERE’S HOW

In the order as written above, place all ingredients into your blender and process until silky smooth.
Pour yourself a glass immediately and store the rest in airtight glass jars in the fridge.
Overnight, some of the liquid will separate from the fibrous pulp, just shake before serving.
Enjoy the goodness 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Apple, Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie

  1. What an excellent combination of flavors! The Ginger really rounds this out, doesn’t it!
    A moderate modification: pre-soak the chia in coconut water for 20 minutes or so, and then proceed as written above. The Chia will absorb the coconut water, carry along just the slightest hint of the flavor. In this recipe, it won’t be obvious at all, but it might ad just a bit of richness and savory flavoring in to keep the avocado company. 🙂

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