I finally got my act together, and gave a green smoothie a try, and I all I know is that now I crave one every day. No, its not pretty, it is dark green (that photo I took is the real deal). It packs in 7 servings of fruit/veg, and I feel so good after I have it – a true natural energy drink! I definitely was not maximizing my fruit/veg requirement, and this smoothie makes it so much easier to achieve, and honestly it tastes great.
I got this recipe from The Green Forks, and in my books it is perfect! I thought I needed a fancy blender (Blendtec or Vitamix) to make a green smoothie, but this blended perfect in my good old Braun blender. The recipe yields 750ml (3 cups) of smoothie. It is quite alot, but I great lunch portion (which is when I have been having it). If you are not feeling like as much, then half it – that is still getting you 3.5 servings of fruit/veg.
Ingredients (in order I put them in the blender):
- 1 cup of water
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 unpeeled apple, cored and cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup of english cucumber, unpeeled and cut into chunks
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- *My new addition: 1 tsp NutraSea zesty lemon fish oil
- Place ingredients in blender in order listed above.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Do you have a favourite green smoothie recipe? If so please comment and share!