Green Smoothies are an excellent way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals in a quick and easy-to-make drink.
140g mixed leafy greens (eg spinach, rocket, kale, watercress, pak choi, lettuce)
100g mix non leafy greens (eg cucumber, courgette, fennel, broccoli)
20g avocado (or other good fat, 2tsp coconut oil, 2tbls natural yogurt dairy/non-dairy)
Thick slice of fresh ginger with skin on if organic
2tsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch salt (Himalayan or pure sea salt)
300-400mls liquid (eg water, coconut water, nut milk)
3 ice cubes
50-100g of fruit in place of the non-leafy greens (eg apple, banana, pear, mango, pineapple)
Superfood powders – wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella
Seeds (eg pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia)
- Chop non-leafy greens into cubes and de-stalk leafy greens if required (eg kale) then rinse.
- If using a high powered blender (eg VitaMix, Bullet or thermomix) place in all the ingredients and blended until smooth (approx. 1 min) add more liquid if required.
- If using a less powerful blender, add the water first and the non- leafy greens and blend briefly then add each ingredient one after the other slowly building up the smoothie until combined and smooth.
- Pour into two glasses or consume first serving and save second serving in a glass air tight container or thermos in the fridge for consumption the same day. Or freeze for consumption the next day.