Foundations of a Green Smoothie

How to Green Smoothie

I like green smoothies for not only delivering a good dose of greens and superfoods but they also taste spectacular and leave me feeling light and nourished all before 9am! It’s easy to throw too many ingredients together, ending with a scary pulpy mass that tastes like witch’s brew and gives you indigestion. Balance is the key, so make sure you add enough sweet things in proportion to the green things. With this base recipe, you can add what your heart desires and create luscious, healthy, liquid meals to sustain you throughout your endeavours. You can exchange the spirulina for other superfoodie powders. Give it a try, exchange a ‘regular’ breakfast for a green smoothie and see what happens. Things may never be the same.

Photo by Angi Kim, Blue Mountains, Australia.

Photo by Angi Kim, Blue Mountains, Australia.


Serves 2


Main ingredients

2 large ripe bananas, frozen makes the smoothie creamy

2-3 cups filtered water

1/4 bunch parsley, chopped, or 1 cup loosely packed

A nice squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp spirulina

1 tbsp vegan protein powder


Optional additional goodies

1 tsp flaxseed oil

1 tsp lecithin

1 tsp maca 

1 tsp psyllium husk, or chia seeds, but these make the smoothie thick

A few soaked almonds, for extra protein

A couple of soaked prunes or apricots

A few goji or Inca berries

1 tsp cacao


ACTION!

Get your blender out, add all the main ingredients, choose your optional addititonal goodies and blend for about 1 minute until everything is forcefully married into a creamy green delicious concoction. 

Taste test and adjust to your unique liking.

Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you feel and serve.

Enjoy how delicious it can be to drink such darn healthy things for breakfast. 

Try a combination of:

› Prune Kale and Orange See video for this one here!

› Pear Raspberry and Parsley

› Papaya Lime and Chia

› Nettle Chia Cinnamon and Goji


Tip

Instead of parsley you can use 3 leaves of squeaky fresh kale or spinach, chopped. You get extra brownie points if you can chew each sip too, not gulp it, then your body can absorb even more of the marvellous nutrients. Use a high-speed blender for optimum smoothie smoothness.

Serves 2


Main ingredients

2 large ripe bananas, frozen makes the smoothie creamy

2-3 cups filtered water

1/4 bunch parsley, chopped, or 1 cup loosely packed

A nice squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp spirulina

1 tbsp vegan protein powder


Optional additional goodies

1 tsp flaxseed oil

1 tsp lecithin

1 tsp maca 

1 tsp psyllium husk, or chia seeds, but these make the smoothie thick

A few soaked almonds, for extra protein

A couple of soaked prunes or apricots

A few goji or Inca berries

1 tsp cacao


ACTION!

Get your blender out, add all the main ingredients, choose your optional addititonal goodies and blend for about 1 minute until everything is forcefully married into a creamy green delicious concoction. 

Taste test and adjust to your unique liking.

Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you feel and serve.

Enjoy how delicious it can be to drink such darn healthy things for breakfast. 

Try a combination of:

› Prune Kale and Orange See video for this one here!

› Pear Raspberry and Parsley

› Papaya Lime and Chia

› Nettle Chia Cinnamon and Goji


Tip

Instead of parsley you can use 3 leaves of squeaky fresh kale or spinach, chopped. You get extra brownie points if you can chew each sip too, not gulp it, then your body can absorb even more of the marvellous nutrients. Use a high-speed blender for optimum smoothie smoothness.