Simple Green Deliciousness
Smoothies and juices are one of the easiest ways to get an extra vegetable in at breakfast.
They are flexible and adaptable, and you don’t have to follow a rigid recipe. My smoothies are always delicious and good for you. There are y more hard-core virtuous versions of green smoothies out there, but for me, first and foremost, this is about creating new habits. These smoothies allow us to feel vibrant and alive in the morning, get our mindset in the right place and have something delicious, fun and full of satiety. This is a recipe the whole family love it making it the epitome of what modern lifestyle food is all about.
This 4 minute juice takes advantage of frozen and fresh fruit. There is nothing like the delectable sweetness of fresh ripe mango however I often feel I play ‘mango roulette’ in the morning when I cut them open out of season. Frozen mango and pineapple is a super alternative. They are economic, easily accessible in all the supermarkets and they last for ages so less food waste.
Chopping up slightly over ripe banana and freezing slices is another great way to reduce food waste and add a fab natural creamy sweetness to the juice.
When it comes to greens we hear a lot about Kale in smoothies. Kale is a powerhouse of nutrition but can have quiet a bitter or strong taste if you are not too familiar with it.
This is why I love spinach for this. Milder, readily available fresh and frozen and it blends up super well. This is particularly important if you don’t have an uber-powerful blender to hand. Just remember to always wash your spinach before you eat it raw. It is one of that “dirty dozen” gang that loves to hold on to pesticides.
This is a super adaptable recipe. Other great ingredients to include are things like a stick of celery, fresh herbs like mint or parsley and my personal favourite a squeeze of lime. It seems to take this juice to a whole other level.
In addition to this, why not try some plant-based milk, greek yoghurt or even a scoop of protein powder or your probiotic mixed it.
Use this recipe as your basic concept and play around with it. Be sure to tell me your favourite flavour combinations too.
Also just to let you know, my food processor is the Ninja 3 in 1 Auto IQ. I love it.
- 30 g spinach
- 100 g frozen mango
- 100 g frozen pineapple
- 100 g frozen banana
- Juice 1/2 lime
- 100 - 200 mls water / coconut water/ milk of choice
- Place everything in the food processor.
- Blitz for about 3-4 minutes depending on the power of your blender. You want it to be smooth and creamy with no pulpy bits.
- Serve in a tall glass with a straw.