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Green smoothie that tastes like summer
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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
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