My Best Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

1898010_10202846805552462_1732105077_nHaving experimented with making green smoothies over the last few weeks, I have formulated my ‘basic smoothie’.

This can then be tweaked or adapted depending on the specific ingredients I have on hand, and to provide some variety.

When first trying green smoothies, I jumped straight for the kale – not such a good idea.  It has quite a strong flavour, and made the smoothies a little hard to take for a newbie.  It didn’t help that I just threw some other random ingredients in there hoping that it would taste OK.  Not always the case!

Therefore, after some trial and error, I have hit on the recipe for success!

My Basic Recipe (makes 2 serves)

  • 250ml coconut water
  • Half an orange (I like valencia’s as they are lovely and juicy), segmented and peeled
  • Half a lemon (put the whole segments in rather than juicing them), peeled
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 large or 2 small bananas
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • Several fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ice cubes

Blend together until smooth and enjoy!

Alternatives or additions could include:

  • Kale or cos lettuce in place of spinach
  • Almond (or other nut) milk in place of coconut water
  • Add chia or flax seeds
  • Add your fruit of choice!

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