On the weekend a magical letter arrived in the post. The kind of letter that makes you go weak at the knees and brings tears to your eyes. It took me by surprise even though I knew it had to arrive
someday. I received my certificate from The Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Im now a qualified nutritional coach! EEEK!
I had handed in my last project over a month ago and set about catching up on life and just trying to get things done that I had been putting off for months while studying. I wondered after I handed in my final project about my certificate... for a week or two and then I forgot about it. Life got busy and when I received a slip to collect something from the post office - I had no clue. Only when I collected it did I realise what was in the envelope. I rushed home to open it and read the letter out loud to my husband, I then burst into tears. They were good tears = Tears of joy, tears of relief and tears of gratitude.
So back to the real recipe for the smoothie... I drink this smoothie most days as I love it so much.
It contains all 4 of the groups necassary for a healthy SUPERFOOD smoothie that is really great for your health.
The 4 groups are: Healthy Fats, Fiber, Liquid and Greens.
As I said I am loving this smoothie at the moment. And I LOVE my #nutribullet. I never thought that I would love it that much - but I really do!
(And this is NOT a sponsored post - I bought the nutribullet with my own money and they don't even know I exist)
1 1/2 Bananas
a chunk of cucumber
3 - 4 spinach leaves
a small piece of celery
a quarter to half of an avocado
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoons flax seeds
1 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 large tablespoon coconut oil
a teeny tiny pinch of salt
2 dates (optional) I don't often add these but if I feel like I need more sweetness then I do.
water - to the max line in the nutribullet.OR roughly 250ml
2 large blocks of dark chocolate (at the end)
Blend everything EXCEPT the chocolate. When the smooth is really smooth open and add the chocolate and pulse
NOTES: Sometimes I substitute some of the water for coconut water. Its really delicious.
Also I only add dates when I really feel like the smoothie isn't sweet enough (which isn't very often).
A large tablespoon cacao/cocoa powder makes a great chocolate smoothie.
I also add Macca and cinnamon when I make the chocolate version of this smoothie (the more Superfoods the better)
Keep well and healthy and happy and vibrant