Green Smoothie

Green Smoothies are an excellent way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals in a quick and easy-to-make drink.

SERVES: 2

Approximate macro-nutrients for 1 serving (dependant on mix of ingredients used): 2.4g protein, 3g fibre, 5g carbs, fats 2g, 46 cals,

Formula

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

Add ins/variations:

50-100g of fruit in place of the non-leafy greens (eg apple, banana, pear, mango, pineapple)

Superfood powders – wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella

Rolled oats

Nuts/nut butter

Seeds (eg pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia)

Protein powder

Method

  1. Chop non-leafy greens into cubes and de-stalk leafy greens if required (eg kale) then rinse.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.