A Breakfast Juice/Smoothie sitting outside in the fresh morning air, what a lovely way to start the day!!!
Juices are a great way of getting lots of nutrients into you. Whilst normally I actually prefer to eat my food rather than drink it, sometimes it is nice to have a delicious juice. They are especially nice on a warm morning, when you might not feel like eating anything heavy. And they are a very good way of getting lots of different nutrients into your body quickly and easily. Whilst juicing does take the fibre out of the vegetables, by adding Berries, Avocado and Flax Seeds to the NutriBullet you are adding Fibre back in. The Maca Powder and Flax Seeds add Protein, which is very important also.
I did use the Juicer and the NurtiBullet, which may seem like a hassle, but in fact the Juicer is very easy to clean as is the NutriBullet so it was a very quick and easy cleanup.
First I juiced the following:
- 2 Carrots
- 3 sticks of Celery
- 1/3 Lemon, skin cut off
- 1 Apple
- 1/3 Courgette
The Lemon acts as an antioxidant to stop the juice going brown and Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C and a good source of B6 and Potassium.
Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A, K, Biotin, B6 and the Mineral Potassium.
Celery is a great source of Vitamins A, K, C and Folate, and the Mineral Potassium.
Apples are a good source of Vitamin C and of the Antioxidant Quercetin.
Courgettes contain significant amounts of Vitamins C, K, Folate, B6 and B2 and the Minerals Potassium and Manganese.
(All the above Vegetables and Fruits are a great source of Fibre, but as we are juicing them, we are actually not getting the fibre. However by adding the following to the NutriBullet, we are adding back in that very important Fibre.)
Then I added the Juice and the following to the NutriBullet:
- 1/2 small Avocado
- handful of Blueberries and Raspberries
- 1 teaspoon of Maca Powder
- 2 teaspoons of Flax Seeds
The Avocado is a good source of Oleic acid, (a very healthy monosaturated fatty acid), Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamins B5, B6 and E. They also contain Protein and Fibre.
The Maca Powder is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc and Protein.
The Flax Seeds are a good source of Omega 3 fats, Fibre and Protein.