Do you want to become a mean green smoothie-making machine? Well, now's your chance with this delicious green smoothie recipe, ideal for a nourishing breakfast or to have on the go or after the gym.
Green smoothies have been all the rage for many years now and they are a fantastic way to pack loads of fruits and vegetables into one meal without much effort.
They tend to provide copious amounts of fibre - which lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and can work wonders for both your gut and digestion.
Green smoothies also provide vital nutrients such as calcium, folate, potassium and vitamins A, C and K. It's safe to say they are nutrition boosting and can strengthen your immune system. They have also been found to help lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and to be anti-inflammatory.
What are you waiting for? Try this recipe now - it only takes a couple of minutes to make and serves 1.
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 ripe avocado
1 big handful spinach, kale and/or Swiss chard
1 tbsp. peanut butter
1 cup plant milk of choice (such as soy, almond, oat, coconut, etc.)
2 ice cubes
Throw everything together in the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Play around with the amount of liquid. Add more if you find the smoothie too thick.
Instead of the plant milk you can use water. The smoothie will be a little less creamy though.
If you want more of a meal out of your green smoothie, you could make a smoothie bowl. Pour blend into bowl and top with e.g. granola, muesli, berries, slices of apples or bananas, dark chocolate chips, hemp seeds, chia seeds, shredded coconut etc. etc.