The green smoothie is a classic health food for many good reasons – it is easy to make, portable and packed with nutrition.
Blending your greens is a great way to get a lot of them without eating a huge salad. When you blend them, the nutrients get released and they’re more readily and easily absorbed by your body. Adding some fruit to the greens gives you extra fibre, antioxidants and sweetens the taste.
Of the millions of smoothie recipes out there, this one is my fave. I like to use unsweetened oat milk to keep the sugar content low but the texture creamy. Feel free to add in a scoop of plant based protein powder if you like or change out the fruit if you prefer raspberries or cherries.
Blend all ingredients in the order they’re listed in a high speed blender until smooth.
TIPS & NUTRITION
Dark leafy greens are full of antioxidants, calcium and vitamins A and C. They support your heart, circulation, your lungs and your natural detox organs.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and fibre. Bananas have potassium and give the smoothie a creamy texture.
Feel free to sub in different or more seeds like flax, chia or pumpkin seeds or mix of all of them.
To give this smoothie a protein boost, add a scoop of plant based protein powder – you might need to add a splash more of oat milk if you do.