Easy green smoothie
I don’t think I need to tell you that smoothies, especially green smoothies, are a great way to get some extra vegetables into your diet. Most of us don’t eat enough veggies, especially greens, so if you can mix them into a delicious tasting smoothie, it’s always a big win.
Smoothies that you buy can be very high in sugar, so that’s another great reason to make your own and be in control of the ingredients.
This really is the easiest ever green smoothie
This easy green smoothie only takes a few minutes to roughly chop the ingredients and then blend. It’s worth taking an extra minute to blend the spinach and water first, then add the fruit. You’ll get a lovely creamy consistency.
What you’ll need to make it:
- a high speed blender
Once you’ve got this green smoothie down pat, play around with different fruit combos and you’ll soon find some favourites.
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.’)
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This really is the easiest green smoothie ever. 5 minutes to make. Delicious and nutritious.
- 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.
**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE.
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