The Green boost - Power of a smoothie

Here is to the first recipe of “Cooking with Timmy, an athletes diet”. I kick start my day with a green smoothie in the morning to give me a boost. Also to provides me with vital nutrients that I need throughout my day to accompany me climbing, training or traveling.

This is a very simple recipe that doesn’t require any expensive super food ingredients, but still gives you all the important vitamins, proteins and fibers needed. Another great thing is that it only requires minimal preparation time of 5 minutes, leaving you with over a litre of smoothie and a whole range of nutrition. 

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Ingredients:

2 x Big handfuls of spinach

1 x Handful of kale

3 x Stick of celery

1 x Thumb of ginger

Half a cucumber

1 x Apple

2 x Cup of water

Wash the celery and cucumber under cool water to remove any dirt. 
Chop into smaller lengths and place in the blender.
Boil a kettle full of water and place the spinach and kale into a colander.
Pour the boiled water over the spinach and kale to wilt the greens, making it smoother to blend.
Rinse the spinach and kale with cold water to help cool before adding to the blender.
Peel and chop the ginger root, and place into the blender.
The next step is to wash and slice the apple into sizeable chunks and add into the blender.
Finally, add around 2 cups of water, depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
And blend!