If you have a blender at home, this smoothie recipe is a great option to support you as you adapt to life in braces. The key benefit of this recipe is that it’s essentially a meal in a cup that you can sip for breakfast or have as a snack – perfect for the early days of your treatment.
If you add the right ingredients it can also be super nutritious. We’d advise always making sure you include a protein, such as some nuts, seeds or protein powder and some fat, such as avocado or coconut oil, as this will slow down the release of sugar and keep you fuller for longer throughout the day.
Try and make it so you have 80% vegetables and 20% fruit and add as many greens as possible, which will support your nervous system and keep you in a positive frame of mind. Also try and add some anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, or turmeric to help with any discomfort.
Green smoothie ingredients
We like to use:
- Avocado oil
If you don’t have a blender, there are plenty of similar green smoothies available in local supermarkets – just be sure to read the ingredients and check for added sugar.
If you liked this recipe idea, check out our spiced oat and ginger smoothie.