I don’t think I need to tell you that they’re a great way to get some extra green veggies into your diet. Most of us don’t eat enough veggies, so if you can mix them into a delish fruit smoothie, it’s a big win.
I always recommend starting with spinach as your ‘green’ ingredient, as the flavour is so mild, all you taste is the fruit.
You can also use cucumber, celery, parsley, mint, lettuce, broccoli, kale and cauliflower is becoming popular (although it’s not technically ‘green.’)
This recipe is the first green smoothie I ever tried and I love it as a post exercise meal with a boiled egg or two and a handful of nuts.
Once you’ve got this one down pat, play around with different fruit combos and you’ll soon find some favourites.
Or try this great immune booster Winter Green Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- ½ mango, chopped
- ½ banana fresh or frozen, chopped
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ¼ cup water
- ice cubes, if desired
Add the spinach & water to a blender and whiz for for a few seconds.
Add the mango, banana & raspberries and blend again for 15-20 seconds, until smooth.