Having a green smoothie in the morning with my breakfast is a great way to start the day. It gives an extra dose of greens into your diet as well. We have been enjoying coconut kefir recently and I often include it in my smoothies. Below is a recipe I use frequently. Adapt it to suit your taste buds, increase banana quantity if you prefer it sweeter.
2 large kale leaves of a handful of baby kale leaves (remove stalks from kale)
1 large handful of spinach (you can use baby or true spinach)
30-40 mls coconut kefir
1/3 - 1/2 banana
1/3 cup of water
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Almonds, dried mulberries and sunflower seeds on top.
Place kale, spinach, kefir, banana, water and cinnamon in blender or vitamix. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and sprinkle with almonds, mulberries and sunflower seeds.
Chewing on the almonds and mulberries helps to stimulate the digestive system, this is important to ensure the food is properly digested. Often if we just drink without chewing, we miss this important step in the digestion process.