Write for Us
Green smoothie that tastes like summer
Helping plant the seeds of positive birth.
My health goals this year include cutting back on my coffee (from 5 cups per day) and increasing my iron levels.
In the course of working out a way to achieve this I came across green smoothies. I know, I know - I'm a little late to the green smoothie party, but I am super enthusiastic!
One of the pitfalls of green smoothies is that they taste, well...green. So I did a bit of tweaking and came up with a recipe that tastes just like summer!
5 - 10 minutes
2 good sized glasses
Have all your ingredients out and ready to go.
Handful of spinach
Leaves off one stem of kale (stems discarded)
Fruit - 1 mango OR 1 banana OR about 1 cup of pineapple chopped into small pieces
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
1 tablespoon of LSA
3/4 cup of coconut water
1/4 cup of orange mango juice
1) Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Everything into the blender
2) Pour into a fancy glass and sip it by the pool.
Ready to drink!
It truly is that simple!
As with all my recipes I advise you to use whatever is growing in your garden or in season where you are living: eat local!
My basil bush has done really well with the heat
I have an over supply of basil and mint at the moment so in they go and I'm looking forward to trying this with brazillian spinach once it starts to grow a bit more.
The key with the fruit is to make it a strong flavoured one - that way you only need to use a little to "drown out" the green taste.
Stock up on your favourite fruit when it's on special/in season and freeze it in portion sizes.
Taste and adjust as you go - if you find it too "green" tasting to start with add a little extra fruit or juice. If you find that it tastes too fruity add a little more spirulina.
* My favourite green smoothie recipe
* Green smoothie recipe for beginners
I like this Article
More Articles by
Quick Tip #6 for an awesome pregnancy and birth: Do it with a doula!
Ever wondered if there is a person out there who can see you throughout your pregnancy and be there ...
Simple, nourishing winter soup
Here in Cairns we don't really get a winter as such
A healthy approach to menu planning part 3: Dinner
Menu planning for dinners is a life saver for me! It helps to ensure that we get a wide range of nu...
Emotional health in the final weeks of pregnancy
The final weeks and days of pregnancy can present many emotional challenges for women
Quick Tip #12 for an awesome pregnancy and birth: Story time
As soon as you announce that you are pregnant everyone wants to share their stories with you
Quick Tip #5 for an awesome pregnancy and birth: Watch what you watch.
Your mind is a sponge and will soak up everything you watch - make sure you keep it positive and emp...
view all articles by lizzi
on Other Hubs
Gratitude challenge: T is for Television
Birthing Revolution - The fight against cultural conditioning
Care providers - What women need to know before hiring you!
Elective and emergency - they don't mean what you think they mean
Submit a Comment
Healthy cheats banana bread
I love making banana bread and finding ways involve the kids in the kitchen too
Healthier Hot Chocolate
A hot chocolate really hits the spot to warm your insides on a cold, wet and wintery day, with the a...
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
This is a delicious budget friendly family dinner thatís packed full of goodness
Beat The Treats
Sometimes it's nice to eat a meal without grains, although that isn't always easy to do
Super fried rice
I love fried rice, but since finding out I have coeliac disease the take-away kind is off the menu
Rainbow Salad in a jar
Prepare this clever salad several days ahead for work, or to take on an outdoor picnic
Cheesy quinoa rissoles
These nutritious rissoles are ridiculously tasty, easy to make, and will be a huge hit with the whol...
Coconut Cacao Balls Recipe
These delicious little balls of chocolatey goodness are not only gluten and dairy free, they're pack...
Health Calendar - December 2019
The following dates are in the Australian Health Calendar for December 2019: * 1 December - World...
Pear and oat muffins
These pear and oat muffins are easy to make and a tasty addition to increase fibre into your diet
Natural Cures & Prevention
Self Help & Improvement
Exercise & Fitness
Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Natural Weight Loss
Pregnancy and Birth
Personal Journey Stories
Quick Tips for an Awesome Pregnancy and Birth
Work Life Balance
Books We Love