Filled with hidden vegetables and a small amount of tropical fruit, I’m sure you’ll love my green smoothie- revised recipe.
I have done a couple of green smoothies before, but this one is the ultimate green juice, hence the name. Green Smoothie – A revised recipe.
If you’ve been around for a while, you will see I am partial to a smoothie recipe or 10. I just love them. I feel like I can get a whole load of goodness in one go. Starting the day off in the best possible way. Also it’s vegetarian week this week so I want to try and get as many of our veggie recipes out as I can.
Are Green Smoothies really that good for you?
Of course they are! You pile in a few handfuls of dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, chard, spring greens. They are full of fibre, calcium, a tonne of different vitamins and are a great way to get a lot of vegetables into your diet without really noticing!
Finding a disguise…
Why do we need a disguise to have a green juice? Well, I’m obviously not talking about fancy dress. You need to mask the flavour of the bitter greens. I like to use berries, you can take a look at that recipe here or tropical fruits. In this recipe I use tropical. If you use berries it will change the colour of the green smoothie to a grey/brown. Now, it still tastes amazing, it just doesn’t look the part. With tropical fruits, you still have that beautiful bright green colour.
Again, if you’re no stranger to my smoothie posts, you will have seen that I only use my Vitamix. It’s the only one I would use now. Yes it is very expensive, but think of it as an investment. I use it to make smoothies & protein shakes, soups, blend sauces, I make nut milk in there. It’s incredible!
- 300ml Water
- 200ml Oat Milk
- 1 Cup of Kale
- 1 Cup of Spinach
- 1/3 Cup of Courgette
- 1/3 Cup of Cucumber
- 1 Cup of Pineapple
- 1 Cup of Mango
- 1 Banana
- Add your liquid and greens to the blender and whizz those up first. It gives you more room in the blender.
- Put in your banana, mango, and pineapple.
- At this point if you are wanting to add in any of the extras you can before blending again.
- Pour and serve.
- Vanilla Protein Shake
- Chai Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Green powder
All these would add in some extra protein and fibre to the smoothie.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 9gSugar: 37gProtein: 7g
You will see on the recipe that I have added in some optional extras. They aren’t a necessity but they will bulk up any smoothie. It’s always great to have extra protein, fibre, calcium, greeeennnssss… haha! Lots more goodness in this glass!
Thanks for reading this recipe, if you’d like to take a look at any of my other smoothie recipes, take a look below.
- Watermelon, Lime & Mint Slush
- Green Smoothie – A revised recipe
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Iced Coffee Chocolate Protein Shake
- Smoothie with Blueberry, Pear & Orange
And just like Blue Peter/Art Attack…here’s some I made earlier!