Start the day with this simple-to-make green smoothie that's packed full of gut and heart loving ingredients
Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 ripe Avocado
1 ripe Banana
2 handfuls of Baby Spinach
1 teaspoon of Spirulina Powder
1 large glass of Almond Milk
Wash all of the produce well. Core the apples and avocado, peel the banana. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Whizz for 3 minutes and pour into glasses.
I've experimented with this smoothie to get the most appealing taste. I find that I needed to add 2 apples to the recipe otherwise it isn't quite sweet enough for me as the spirulina powder is quite a strong taste and can overpower the other ingredients.
Swap out Almond Milk for Soy, Dairy or other Nut Milk as you desire.
Spirulina Powder is a 'superfood', rich in plant protein, vitamins and minerals that can be easily found in health food shops or online.
Try to buy organic whenever you can, to eliminate chemicals and pesticides that are absorbed into non-organic produce.
The plants in this juice carry a good source of:
- Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C
- Healthy monounsaturated fats
Taste rating 4/5
Smoothies can be blitzed in a blender or food processor, or the-new-blender-on-the-block, the Nutribullet, if you have one. I've stuck with my Magimix food processor. It does the job of blending very well, it is a professional workhorse and really useful for cutting down the time and effort that goes into many culinary tasks like chopping, kneading, mixing (if you enjoy cooking of course).
I'll admit that it cost me quite a lot of money but in my opinion, well worth the investment. Other Magimix models are available.