I accidentally drank most of this smoothie before I photographed it, (and let’s not mention the dusty when illuminated table – texture, if you please). I’ll put that down as testament to its deliciousness rather than my carelessness. I went through a phase of having one of these every morning for breakfast instead of coffee, and I’d like to get back into that phase again soon. It’s such an easy way to get lots of greens into your diet and make your body more alkaline. Victoria Boutenko’s Green For Life book has lots of info on green smoothies and is an interesting read.
There’s a gazillion recipes online for green smoothies with coconut oil, blue-green algae powder, spiralina and the like, but I prefer to make mine very simply. Here are two, super simple green smoothie recipes I have on repeat:
#1 SPINACH BANANA GREEN SMOOTHIE
1 FROZEN BANANA, CHOPPED 1 CUP BABY SPINACH
1.5 CUPS WATER (OR COCONUT WATER, IF YOU CAN BE BOTHERED. I USUALLY CAN’T).
Put the chopped banana in a blender first, then the spinach and the water and blend on high until smooth.
#2 KIWI MINT GREEN SMOOTHIE
1 FROZEN BANANA, CHOPPED 1 CUP BABY SPINACH 1 KIWI FRUIT, PEELED AND CHOPPED 2 SPRIGS OF FRESH MINT LEAVES
1 CUP WATER (OR COCONUT WATER, AGAIN IF YOU CAN BE BOTHERED).
Put the chopped banana and kiwi fruit in a blender first, then the spinach and mint and finally the water and blend on high until smooth.