I’ve gone a bit mad on smoothies lately 🙂
Not being a great vegetable eater, but aspiring to exceed the goverment’s 5-a-day recommended amount, what better way to ‘hide’ the taste of beneficial, but dare I say, sometimes bitter and boring green veg?
Pack them all into a smoothie!
Plus. A great ‘carrier’ for any health-giving ingredients you wish to add.
How about bee pollen, raw cacao nibs, spirulina et al?
I’ve worked out the amounts in these smoothies so that each serving packs in 3 of your 5-a-day. Not too shabby eh? 🙂
Please excuse the ‘pond green sludge’ look. It tastes much better than it looks! I promise.
Green Protein Smoothie
1 small cereal bowlful of kale
1 small cereal bowlful of spinach leaves
300ml of apple juice
2 pitted dates
1 scoopful (25g) plain whey protein powder
4 level tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter (optional)
2tbsp ground flaxseed
1tsp green matcha powder
4 ice cubes.
Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
Taste to see if it’s sweet enough (it should be because off the apple juice, dates and banana) but if not, add a little sweetener of choice – honey, maple syrup or agave.
Serve in glasses, with ice-cubes and a straw. 🙂
Then take time to bask in the satisfaction that you’ve already had 3 of your 5-a-day at Breakfast time! How cool is that! 😀