My version of a green smoothie: a fantastic way to get more veggies and greens into you and get your 5-10 a day
The best thing about smoothies is that they are so versatile. You can switch things up with what’s in-season and what you have on hand. As I’ve been having these for a couple of years now, I’ve become accustomed to being able to have more vegetables than fruit. Now I mainly use fruit to slightly sweeten and take the bitter edge off from the veggies. The following recipe is just a guideline and is a good way to start yourself off:
Makes approx. 700mL
1 green apple
1/2 frozen banana
2 cups greens (kale, spinach, watercress, etc)
500mL of filtered water (or you could use coconut water, almond milk)
Squeeze of lemon juice
1. Fill your blender with your liquid and add ingredients one by one (I try and add them by the most liquid to most solid so that everything is incorporated well)
2. Finish by squeezing some fresh lemon juice and enjoy.
This tends to make 2-3 servings which I like to make so I already have it ready to go in the mornings. However I never make more to last longer than 2 days as the longer it sits, the more nutrients are lost. Make yourself a batch on Sunday evening and you’ll be good to go for the beginning of your week.