Green Smoothie Love

Green Smoothies are all the rage right now and I am a full-blown devotee. I can’t think of a quicker, easier, or tastier way to get a huge hit of nutrients and the subsequent energy they deliver.

I have been having green smoothies for over a year but I recently completed theΒ Simple Green Smoothies 30 day Challenge and it really pushed me to get more creative with what I put into my Smoothies.

Where previously I stuck to simply adding spinach to berry or banana smoothies, the challenge helped me to branch out and include a wider variety of fruit and vegetables into my concoctions including cucumber, kale, avocado, and even broccoli. The creative possibilities are endless! Throw in a peach or a mango, celery, frozen or fresh berries, peanut butter, parsley, chia seeds, natural yoghurt – any combination is possible but not all of them taste amazing so experiment and see what you like best.

If you’re new to the idea of drinking your greens, I’d recommend you stick to a 2:2 fruit and vegetable ratio, but I personally aim for 1:3 ratio or fruit to greens or even no fruit at all to minimise the sugar. So what is my favourite green smoothie of all time you might ask?

Here it is!

Step 1: In your blender dump the following:

  • 250ml Coconut Water (Or water or unsweetened Almond Milk if you prefer)
  • Juice of one whole lime
  • 1/2 Cucumber chopped up
  • 1 Large handful spinach
  • 2 branches Kale (rip the leaves of the stalk)
  • Handful of Mint
  • One medium Banana (I normally peel them and freeze them to give the smoothie a better texture but you can use ice and a fresh banana if you want)

Step 2: Blend until smooth. A word of warning; Kale can be unpleasant if not blended properly so don’t stop the action too soon.

Step 3:Β Sprinkle with chia seeds and enjoy!

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Now while you look at all the delicious fresh ingredients above, and day dream about amazing smoothie combos I’m off to make one for tomorrow.

xx Kirst

Notes: Want more information on Green smoothies and juices? Check out Lorna Jane’s Move, Nourish, Believe website here.
Note:Β Simple Green Smoothies are running another Green Smoothie Challenge for the Month of April so why not head to their website and sign yourself up! You won’t regret it for a second.

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3 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Love

  1. These sound so bizarre but I am so keen to try one! I will need to take myself out to breakfast somewhere that serves them, asap!

  2. Slowing down your eating speed proves beneficcial for your health and definitely will help you lose weight.
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    You’ll breask your 3 regular meals into 5 smaller meals tto keep you going with constant energy
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