Firstly, we hope all of our lovely fans had an amazing Christmas and that you are all looking forward to an exciting 2015.
Now January is in full swing, no doubt the new year resolutions have kicked in and the healthy eating regime has begun. At Chi we are here to help and have devised some tips and inspiration for you to get the blender going and make some amazing, healthy smoothies.
First up, here are our top tips when it comes to making the perfect smoothie:
- Always make sure you include more vegetables than fruit. Aim for a ratio of 70% vegetables and 30% fruit to avoid a large level of fructose, which can make your blood sugar levels spike
- Try different liquid bases, if you normally use 100% Chi Pure Coconut Water why not try our new dairy-free Coconut Milk instead? This will make your smoothies thicker and creamier. The Coconut Milk works really well with dates, cacoa powder and berries.
- Include an ‘add on’ such as wheat grass, which contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron or for a protein boost add spirulina or chia seeds
At Chi HQ we have started our smoothie kick and have this great recipe to share with you.
1 glass of Chi 100% Pure Coconut Water
1 handful of kale
1 handful of spinach
2 sticks of celery, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Put it in your favourite glass and top with chia seeds if you have them available.