Essential greens

If you’re wanting the whole package, radiant skin, shiny hair and glossy nails then the saying “you are what you eat” could never be more true. Devon Eastwood investigates.

 Glass cups with green smoothies inside on a table with different ingredients such as nits and ginger inside 

The truth to beautiful skin starts from nourishing it within. Packed with fiber, vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants, dark leafy greens are some of the most nutritious foods you can consume.  Kale, broccoli, spinach and collards (just to name a few) are commonly known for being“super foods” which are not only low in calories - they can lead to weight loss. They are also identified to boost your immune system while fuelling the body to get through the day and function at its full potential.
Cramming a delicious green smoothie with these vital greens is a convenient way to boost your intake of fruit and veg and reach that “five plus a day” quota. The darker the vegetable, the more B12 vitamins it contains, which is brilliant for hair ,skin and nail health. They also increase your energy levels and your body will become more inclined not to crave sugary treats during the day. 

Here’s our morning green smoothie recipe.
¾ cups kale
½ Banana
½ cups of coconut water
1 cup of ice
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 small stalk of celery
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Directions:
Place the kale, celery, banana, coconut water, ice, and lemon juice in a blender.
Blend until smooth and frothy.

For those who live life on the run, here are our pick of convenient vital green powders supplements. 

Vital Greens $31.30, Blackmores Superfood Powder $24.99, Healtheries Super Green Smoothie Booster $18.99

There rising in popularity for good reason, powder supplements are a fantastic way to pre-load your smoothie with probiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, without the stress of ensuring you have the correct ingredients in the fridge at home. In powder form, these green supplements aren't to replace food but to enhance our nutrient profile while being super easy to digest.