The Green Smoothie: The Ultimate Mindful Meal

Introducing The Green Smoothie

Many of you may already be drinking green smoothies regularly. If so, we’d love to hear what you mix together? If you have never tried this and have a blender at home, making a green smoothie in the morning takes about five minutes and is a very mindful way to start your day.

a green smoothie: the ultimate mindful meal

A nice smoothie combination to try is:

  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2-3 cos lettuce leaves (or more if you want extra greens!)
  • some mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear (peeled)
  • 100mls water (just to cover the bottom of the blender)

I also thought it sounded weird when I was first introduced to it, but once you give it a go, you won’t look back.

Some variations on the same theme include:

  • adding half an avocado
  • using frozen banana coated in coconut (you need a powerful blender for that)

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"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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