When I first saw pictures of a green smoothie, I was instantly put off. It was green! Why would I want to drink something that looked like swamp water? This was years ago, a time when I thought that if my food was not covered in cheese then it wouldn’t taste good. Since then, I have pushed myself to try new things, even if I think I might not like them, and 99% of the time I have surprised myself.
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Don’t be put off at the thought of having leafy greens in your smoothie as you honestly can’t taste them. Someone told me that before I tried them and I thought “yeah right!”, but you really can’t. If you can get past the colour (perhaps just don’t look at it whilst drinking it) then it is a fantastic way to get some vegetables in the morning. I have heard lots of parents say that their kids love them. I guess for kids the green colour is appealing rather than off-putting. I have heard people refer to it as Monster Juice. Hey, whatever gets kids eating vegetables, right.
I usually have mine with a side of eggs, as I don’t think a smoothie is enough for breakfast and I certainly don’t think they should be used as a meal replacement. Anyway, a green smoothie is pretty much just adding greens like spinach or kale to any smoothie, but this is my favourite recipe.
This is probably going to be my last smoothie recipe until it starts to get warm again, but I will be drinking these through the winter for a veggie boost.
Ingredients – Serves 1:
– 1 medium banana
– 5 strawberries
– 10 blueberries
– 1 handful of spinach
– Water (the amount depends on if you want a super thick smoothie, or a thinner one.)
1) Put all the ingredients in to your blender and blend until smooth.
What is your favourite green smoothie combination? Leave a comment below.
Nutritional Information – per person:
Carbs: 35 (from the fruit)
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