Christmas Green Smoothie Recipes

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Each year seems to go faster and faster and this year is no exception. I have to admit that December, Christmas and New Year is my favourite time of the year. I know a lot of people who find it quite overwhelming but I love it. There are more chat ups with friends, sunny days and laughter. Our tree is up and decorated. It looks amazing full of butterflies, birds and flowers. There’s something in the air this time of year, it’s full of hope and celebration.

If your anything like us, you’ve already started celebrating. We just tried our first treat of Christmas pudding with custard last night. It was quite sweet so just a little went a long way. As always, the next day is full of delicious healthy green smoothies and lots of salads. Life should be enjoyed so a few treats over the Christmas period is great. Just balance it out with some healthy food and smoothies and you’ll come through this festive season in the best shape ever.

Here are some easy delicious recipes to help you keep on track for the holidays. They are very green so add some extra fruit if you like them a little sweeter.  If you have a favourite holdiay green smoothie recipe you like to share, please add it to the comments below!

Green BananaChristmas Green Smoothie Recipes
1 large banana
1-2 handfuls of spinach
Water

Mango Magic
1 mango
1 thick slice of pineapple
1-2 handfuls of silver beet
Water

The Kiwi Bird
2 kiwi fruit
2 apples
1 banana
1-2 handfuls of kale
Water

Beware of Over-Pimped Green Smoothies!

Beware of Over Pimped Green SmoothiesSometimes less is more.  I’m not a fan of over complicating life.  In fact, it’s the simple things these days that me bring the most pleasure. A good laugh, a feeling of joy and a kind word can make my day.  I really am that easy to please.

The same goes for my food.  I love easy, delicious recipes.  Recipes with a thousand ingredients generally put me off.  This is certainly the case with green smoothies.  I often see green smoothies that have been pimped out to such a degree, that the simple health benefits become diluted and sometimes lost altogether.

The most important ingredient in green smoothies is the leafy greens!

The leafy greens create the foundation for real health. They are cleaning the blood, protecting the eyes and increasing bone health.  They prevent cell damage, osteoporosis and diabetes.  They regulate blood clotting and prevent the build up of plaque in the arteries.  They can also reduce inflammation that causes arthritis.  They are full of chlorophyll, which helps to rebuild the body at a cellular level. Leafy greens help to rebuild the brain – how cool is that!

I’ve seen all sorts of weird and wonderful recipes for green smoothies.  The simple truth is that less is more.  Just add your favourite fruits and water, and voila!  You have the perfect blend for real health.

Adding a lot of other ingredients and reducing the amount of greens won’t give you the same health benefits.  Potions, powders and even vegetables won’t take place of leafy greens.   Why compromise when it comes it your health?  You can have the best of both worlds when it comes to smoothies and food.

Here are a few tips to help you to keep it simple:Beware of Over Pimped Green Smoothies

1. Don’t use vegetables in your smoothies.  They generally won’t taste as nice and it’s not necessary to include them. Power pack your green smoothies by using extra leafy greens. Save your delicious vegetables for other dishes.

2. If you are looking for extra vitamins or minerals to add to your green smoothie, look to nature.  You will find everything you need using organic whole foods.  Potions and powders have been refined and had their structure changed.  Accept NO SUBSTITUTES for real food! Keep your smoothies pure and stick to the formula of leafy greens, fruit and water.

3. Within that formula, you can be very creative.  I love using coconut water and the flesh in my smoothies.  They are an ideal ingredient and help to hydrate the body and the skin.  They will also make your green smoothies taste amazing.  Look for different fruits and greens to increase the nutrients you would like to include in your diet.  Be your own Health Detective when it comes to your body.

4. Remember to rotate your leafy greens.  Your body needs a variety of nutrients and minerals.  It’s important to make sure you keep all things in balance.

The simple things in life are often the best.  Unforgettable moments with family and friends, a beautiful sunset and the words, I love you.  Give your smoothies the simple touch and your body will love you for it, in return.

If you found this valuable, please share the love you with your family and friends.  Share your inspiration in the comments below on what simple recipes bring you the most joy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

With love and gratitude,

Nikki xx

Here Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

I thought I’d put together three of my favorite recipes for you.  I’ve included the benefits of each of the ingredients for you.  You’ll start to see that you can build your own recipes to target different parts of your health.

For instant, blueberries are brilliant for brain health and building new connections.  Use coconut for beautifully hydrated skin or watermelon to lower cholesterol and control blood pressure.  When you start to look at the how each of these foods affect your body, you can create your smoothies with a specific health issue in mind.  In my book, I’ve included a Food List to help guide and inspire you with ideas.  When you are building your lifestyle around health, using targeted foods will help you to reach your specific health goals.

The Blue BananaThe Blue Banana
1 banana – contains potassium, great for energy
250gm of blueberries – brain health and new connections
1 teaspoon of Manuka honey (optional) – anti-inflammatory
½ bunch spinach – cleans the blood
750ml of water – hydration
Blend well.

 

The Coconut ChimpThe Coconut Chimp
1 banana – protects the heart
1 fresh coconut (flesh & water) – skin hydration
1-2 handfuls of spinach – cleans the blood
Blend well.

 

Water Melon Green SmoothieWatermelon Green Smoothie
1/4 watermelon, pips & skin removed –  controls blood pressure
1/8 of a lime including the peel – contains cancer fighting benefits
20 mint leaves – relieves congestion, indigestion. Blood cleanser.
1 cup of water – hydration
Blend well until creamy and smoothie.  Refrigerate the watermelon before blending to make a nice cold drink.  So refreshing, healthy and delicious!

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Love what you’ve read?  Share these easy, health recipes with your friends and family.  Write in the comments below your favorite green smoothie ingredient.

Watermelon Green Smoothie

This beautiful green smoothie is perfect if your just starting your green smoothie transformation!  It retains all the fibre and nutrients to kick start your body & sets you perfectly for the day ahead.  We had to make a big jug of this smoothie.  One glass was not going to be enough!

Watermelon Green Smoothie

1/4 watermelon, pips & skin removed
1/8 of a lime including the peel
20 mint leaves1 cup of water
Blend well until creamy and smoothie.  Refrigerate the watermelon before blending to make a nice cold drink.  So refreshing, healthy and delicious!

Watermelon Green Smoothie

 

December CHIMP CHATTER!

Hello Everyone,

Our December CHIMP CHATTER has now been published! We have included lots of great green smoothie and raw vegetarian recipes for your healthiest holiday season yet. You can also subscribe through our website and receive your newsletter each monthly. Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and encouragement throughout the year, I have loved every minute of it!

Wishing you lots of health, love and happiness,

Nikki xx

Mango Green Smoothie Recipe

With summer just around the corner here in Australia, mangoes are starting to appear at the markets again. Yeah!  Here’s a tropical green smoothie Jurgen created this morning that is so rich and delicious,  I just had to share it with you. This green smoothie is perfect for helping to lower cholesterol, rebuild cells and regulate the heart beat. It also fights the signs of aging by assisting with the growth and repair of cell tissue and the skin.  Do green smoothies get any easier or tastier than this!

Mango Green SmoothieMango Green Smoothie

1 ripe mango
1 handful of spinach
1 stalk of aloe vera
1 handful of kale
Water

Blend well.

Pre-Release Green Smoothie DVD

Cocktail Hour Green SmoothieGreat News! You can now order your pre-release copy of our DVD.  It will be officially launched on Friday 8th November. We have actually been busy behind the scenes organizing a very special surprise for you. Tomorrow, we have a sneak preview of from the DVD, “GREEN SMOOTHIES – Taking Your Health From Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Don’t miss it! Click here to order your copy now.

Big Thank You to TheObject

A big thank you to Juanita and James from The Object.  They produced our fantastic new DVD – GREEN SMOOTHIES – Taking Your Health From Ordinary to Extraordinary!  We are so thrilled with all their support and the incredible work they have done bring our project to life!  Anyone looking to package their IP or make a video worth watching, TheObject are fantastic to work with, highly recommend them.  Aloe Vera Green Smoothie

GREEN SMOOTHIE DVD

Green Smoothie DVD

GREEN SMOOTHIES
Taking Your Health from Ordinary to Extraordinary!

We’ve been so busy in the last month preparing our first Cheeky Chimp Smoothies DVD. Just finished our photo shoot for the cover, with Sean from Dansk Photography. Our DVD “Green Smoothies – Taking Your Health from Ordinary to Extraordinary” will be released shortly! I’m really excited to share it with you. Stay tuned for more info…