Hydration Station Smoothie

“Hydration Station” smoothie

I was super hungry when I woke up this morning  but didn’t feel like eating, this is quite odd for me as I’m always keen to hook in to a smashing breakfast. Knowing that the first meal is the most important meal of the day (and frankly I for one cannot live without my morning sustenance) I decided to listen to my body and forgoing the solids put together this amazingly tasty smoothie instead.

I’ve only really gotten into making smoothies over the past few months, I guess I’ve always preferred to eat my food rather than drink it. But I have discovered that smoothies are a really great way to fit a lot of those healthy greens in. Ask me to sit down to eat a plate of kale and I’ll struggle, pop it in a smoothie though and not problems! My “Hydration Station” smoothie contains watermelon, kale, coconut water & blueberries – making it a good source of of fibre, protein and vitamins, and of course it’s super refreshing which make it great for a post workout drink.

I use my homemade natural yogurt in this recipe, if you’ve not seen my post on this yet, check it out here.  I also add LSA to my smoothies.  LSA is ground linseed, sunflower seed and almonds, it has lots of fibre making it great for the digestive system and chocked full of a plethora of vitamins. You can buy it in the health food section in the supermarkets or online through Bulk Whole Foods and have it delivered straight to your door – it’s about $15/kg – and I recommend that you keep it in the fridge to prevent it going rancid.

Hydration Station Smoothie
Serves 1
A refreshing smoothie that will refuel your hydration levels and provide you with a great kick of nutrients and fibre at the same time.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
102 calories
23 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
308 g
142 g
14 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
308g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 142mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
112%
Vitamin C
85%
Calcium
9%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  2. 1/2 cup kale
  3. 1/2 cup watermelon
  4. 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  5. 1/2 cup coconut water
  6. 2 teaspoons LSA
  7. 1 teaspoon Vital Greens
Instructions
  1. Throw all ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour into a tall glass
  4. Enjoy!
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calories
102
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
23g
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