Last week (April 22nd) many of us celebrated Earth Day 2015. Earth Day is one of my favorite days because it reminds me to be grateful for this beautiful planet and all of the life on it. I celebrated Earth Day by watching Interstellar (which, by the way, is amazing and is completely worth the three hours!) and although the plot is completely fictional, I felt like one of the main messages is that we all need to work together to take care of our home.
Maybe that means starting to compost or trying a worm bin, shopping locally more often and visiting the farmers market, or taking public transportation and biking instead of driving… I’m not here to judge, I just think it’s important we all recognize that each of us have a part to play in doing our best to take care of this planet.
In past years I’ve shared a green smoothie on Earth Day here on the blog and although this one is a few days late, I wanted to continue the tradition and share this delicious Digestive Aid Smoothie. I hope it inspires you to take care of your body as well as the planet.
I’ve been in the green smoothie game for a really long time (we’re going on almost ten years at this point) so I like to mix it up by adding supplements and playing around with different ingredients. Spirulina and wheatgrass powder are some of my favorite supplements because they contain chlorophyll, which helps to increase healthy blood function. (Spirulina is also a great source of protein.)
This smoothie combines the healing properties of fresh fennel, ginger, and spirulina with fresh mint, cucumber, and coconut water for a tasty treat that aids the digestive system.
If you’re on a low-sugar diet and/or cannot have banana, you can use a green apple as this contains less sugar, or you can leave out the fruit entirely and use stevia to taste for any additional sweetness.
- ½ cucumber
- ½ banana, frozen
- 4 mint leaves
- ¼ teaspoon spirulina
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 3 tablespoons chopped fennel bulb
- ½ cup coconut water
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.