GREEN ENERGY SMOOTHIE

This green smoothie is the perfect simple and healthy energy booster. Use whatever leafy greens you choose: kale, silver beet and spinach all work well.

Feel free to add extra ingredients to your own taste such as a few dates for sweetness, pumpkin seeds, brazils, macadamias or cashews for extra energy, or a little cinnamon for spice.

Servings: 1-2 glass
Prep time: 5-15 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

Chia Gel

Chia gel is made by simply adding liquid to chia seeds. This softens the usually crunchy seeds, making them easier to eat and a more versatile ingredient.

To make chia gel use the ratio of 1 tablespoon chia seeds to 1/2 cup of water. Ensure you stir the mix a few times to avoid clumping. It should take approximately 15 minutes until absorbed and the gel consistency is achieved.

This can be made in advance following this ratio and stored in the fridge for up to a week. Try using juices, dairy and nut milks for variation.

Source: eatwellbewell.co.nz

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