I’ve been making this smoothie every morning for the last week. It’s super fast and simple to make and the ginger, mint and apples add a delicious flavour.
Why I love this smoothie:
1. It’s from local ingredients. The apples are from my grandparents orchard in British Colombia, the pears are from a tree down the alley from our house and the sprouts were grown by friends. Sprouts are nutrient dense with a high profile of minerals, vitamins and protein.
2. Usually green smoothies are cooling on the body. As we get into the cooler months of the year it is really important to feed the body more warming foods (especially firth thing in the morning). The dried ginger powder is incredibly warming . Ginger powder increases circulation, soothes digestion and contains sulfur compounds that reduce inflammation and enhances the beauty of the skin.
3. It doesn’t have vegetables in the cruciferous family such as kale, collards, broccoli and cabbage. When these vegetables are consumed raw they are goitrogenic; when eaten in excess they can cause goiters, decreased thyroid function that can lead to hypothyroidism. I prefer to have my cruciferous vegetables cooked or fermented to deactivate the goitrogenic properties.
Apple, Sprout and Ginger Autumn Green Smoothie
1 Apple, cored and quartered
1 Pear, cored and quartered
2 Stalks of celery
1 cup Fresh Sprouts and/ or micro-greens such as sunflower, pea or arugula.
1 Small handful of fresh mint
1 tsp dried ginger powder
1/3 cup Pure Water
Add all the ingredients to a high power blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!