My Go-to Green Smoothie
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I LOVE a green smoothie for breakfast.
Sometimes for dinner or an afternoon snack as well (I basically use the 'it's green so it's good for me' rule).
It's easy to digest and can provide up to 3 or 4 of your 5-a-day in one go - winner! This is my favourite green smoothie recipe and it doesn't involve any crazy powders, superfood extracts or fruits from Narnia. It just uses basic ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.
Whenever my skin looks dull, I'm lacking energy or just need a bit of a boost, I make this green smoothie. Often I add blueberries or cucumber too, or I''ll make my Glowing Green Smoothie Bowl recipe which has a wealth of radiance-boosting ingredients in it.
I also very rarely drink my smoothies. I prefer to eat them.
I like to eat to pour them into a bowl and eat them with a spoon. It might mean more washing up, but there is method to my madness. I prefer smoothie bowls because:
1) It makes me slow down and eat more mindfully
2) It means I realise I'm full by the time I've finished
3) I can top it with delicious extras like mixed seeds, frozen fruit, date syrup and peanut butter to make it more exciting
I feel guilty calling this a recipe, it's that simple and easy. But if you're new to smoothies and you're just looking for a basic recipe, then this is the post for you!
2 handfuls spinach
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
2 ice cubes
Add everything to your blender and whizz for 30 seconds. You may need to add a little more water depending on how you like the consistency.
You can make this more nutrient-dense by adding a spoonful of spirulina/wheatgrass/other green powder of your choice. However it definitely does change the taste of the smoothie so I wouldn't recommend it if you're already a bit weary!
What's your favourite smoothie recipe? Let me know in the comments below!