This is my first foray into the world of green smoothies. I was thinking of the perfect combination which would get me kick-started into enjoying the benefits of a glass of green goodness so I came up with an idea for a Green Goddess Smoothie.
I thought a good place to start would be by adding kale, a love/hate vegetable it seems. I actually discovered baby kale leaves which I have used in this recipe. They are delicate frilly leaves that I also enjoyed in a salad but I purposefully kept some back for my smoothie.
What I discovered when making my Green Goddess smoothie was that it is all about the balance. Too much iron rich kale can result in a bitter, rather unpleasant smoothie which would feel like a punishment rather than a pleasure. So go easy on the kale or spinach to begin with.
By keeping the balance in check you will end up with a glass of what feels like a natural energy boost. In the same vain, imagine the hit of energy you get from an Espresso. This is the same. In juice form.
I would recommend adding, as I did, a generous amount of both fresh mint and fresh ginger. They lifted the flavours and turned my first green smoothie experience into a delicious revelation. One which I will be repeating, especially at that 5pm energy slump when all you really want to do is reach for chocolate, chips or crisps. Try it and see for yourself!
I made mine in my Froothie, a true kitchen friend when it comes to any form of blending. The Froothie blends to such smoothness that you will have no fear of finding chunks of kale between your teeth or lumps of stringy ginger to contend with.
Here are some other super green smoothie ideas for you:
Green mango & spinach smoothie – Tinned Tomatoes
Lunchtime Boost Smoothie – A Mummy Too
Hemp ProteinSmoothie – Smarter Fitter
Green Passion Smoothie – Food To Glow
Avocado & Banana Green Smoothie – Simplify Your Health
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- -A large handful of baby kale washed,
- -A large chunk of cucumber chopped,
- -1/4 honeydew melon de-seeded, peeled and chopped,
- -2 small pears, cored and chopped,
- -1 small knob of ginger peeled and roughly chopped,
- -A handful of fresh mint leaves,
- -1tbsp chia seeds,
- -A few cubes of ice,
- -A cup of water to dilute. You could use coconut water too.
- 1. Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend well until the mixture is smooth,
- 2. Pour into a large glass and enjoy!