“I do green smoothies. I drink them every morning,” she explained in a YouTube clip.
“It’s great fibre, you get your veggies right off the bat. It’s great for picky eaters. My husband [Channing Tatum] is one of them, he hates vegetables, but he’ll drink this smoothie.”
At first glance, her recipe includes all the usual suspects – spinach, lemon, pear and water. But then, she takes it to the next level with a supplement she considers non-negotiable:
“It is alkalising, it is like superfood for your blood, your oxygen and your cells,” she explains. “It’s amazing.”
The algae-like bacteria also helps to boost energy levels, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, has anti-cancer qualities and can aid with weight loss. It’s harvested from the ocean, is rich in iron, beta-carotene and vitamin B-12, and has the highest concentration of protein of any food.
But the best part?
“When you put it in with a bunch of vegetables and fruit you don’t taste it as much – it can be a little bitter to taste – I hide super nutrients in this smoothie and no one in my family knows I’m doing it.”
It’s safe to say we’re sold.
1-2 cups of water
1 handful of cos lettuce
1 handful of spinach
½ cucumber, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 apple, quartered
1 banana, chopped
1 pear, quartered
¼ cups of spirulina power
1 lemon, squeezed
Pour the water into a blender, then add all the ingredients and blend.