Weight loss smoothies: Lean Green Machine

    Calorie controlled low sugar smoothie at around 170 calories. A perfect breakfast to refresh and energise you for the day ahead.

    Ingredients:

    • 1-2 cucumbers.
    • handful of kale
    • 5 fresh mint leaves
    • a sprig of fresh parsley.
    • 2 cm pieces fresh ginger.
    • 1/4 avocado.
    • 100ml coconut water.
    • 100ml water
    • juice of 1 lime

    Add all ingredients to a blender along with a few ice cubes, and blend until smooth.

    Optional:

    These additions will increase the essential fatty acid content plus fibre and protein to make it a more filling smoothie but they will also increase the calorie content by around 90kcal per serving if you include both.

    • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds