Rachel Boutagy

Rachel is an Exercise Scientist, Fitness Trainer, Wife and Mum to two beautiful daughters. Having been qualified in exercise science for over 25 years, she's been fortunate to work alongside some of the leading authorities in the fitness industry. Rachel has a wealth of knowledge in health and nutrition, through her significant amount of evidence based research she has conducted throughout the years.

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Ultimate immunity smoothie.

Ultimate immunity smoothie.
If you struggle to get your daily nutritional requirements, you really need to consider getting into smoothies. The options are endless, and of course should be seasonal. But really the sky is the limit.

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We recently asked our Instagram followers if they wanted to know the recipe for our ultimate green smoothy. The answer was yes so here it is!

This smoothy is inspired by Dr Rhonda Patrick's ultra-micronutrient super smoothy, but has been modified slightly for enhanced immune boosting ability, meeting protein requirements and ingredient availability.

It makes a huge amount of smoothy - perfect if you are making them for the whole family, but it is also OK just to drink half and save the rest for the following day.

If you need something to fill you up from breakfast to lunch time, look no further. This smoothy really satisfies.

  • Two kale branches (leaf and stalk)
  • 2 cups of non-sweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • Half an avacado
  • Punnet of blueberries
  • Half a large banana
  • Half a lemon OR bergamot (we were lucky enough to have a bergamot!)
  • 60g Aus Natural Protein Grass-Fed Whey Pure Vanilla Bean
  • 2 heaped teaspoon of powdered medicinal mushrooms
  • 6 home made stock cubes

We first blended the kale and spinach with almond milk in a NutriBullet, and then added the remaining ingredients and blended again. The smoothy is quite thick, but more almond milk can be added to get it to the consistency you like.

You can't help but feel like you have had a head start when you leave the house having already consumed at least 10 different fruits and vegetables, and had an adequate dose of protein and good fats. And lets not forget the wonderful hit of fibre.

Just Some Of The Benefits

Kale – High in magnesium, lutein, sulforaphane and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to slightly enhance visual performance and the long-term benefits have been shown to prevents several types of age-related macular degeneration.

Spinach – High in folate and vitamin K. Folate is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function.Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues

Carrots and Tomato – High Beta Carotene and Lycopene

Avocado – High in​Potassium, Vitamin E, and Monounsaturated Fat

Apples and Blueberries – High in the Flavanoids Quercetin, Anthocyanins, Epicatechins

Mushrooms - High in B vitamins, Iron and Selenium

Check out our glass drinking bottle, for smoothies on the go >> Glass Drink Bottle

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