Green smoothie

Jill Dupleix
Healthy alternative: A daily green smoothie can give you a much-needed nutrient lift.
Healthy alternative: A daily green smoothie can give you a much-needed nutrient lift. Photo: Steven Siewert
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Nut-free

Use this as your base recipe and juggle accordingly - you might prefer avocado to banana, orange to apple - to suit your own taste.

Ingredients

1 cup tightly packed curly kale or spinach, washed

2 tbsp parsley leaves

Half a green apple, chopped

1 banana, peeled and chopped

Quarter avocado, peeled and chopped

100g cucumber or 1 celery stalk, chopped

300ml cold filtered water or coconut water

 

Method

1. Place the kale or spinach and parsley, apple, banana, avocado and cucumber or celery in the blender.

2. Add the water or coconut water and 4 or 5 ice cubes and blend well for 60 seconds until thick and green.

Tip: Feel free to add one or two of the following as you go: cos lettuce, orange, green melon, yoghurt, organic milk, almond milk, ginger, almonds, chia seeds (soaked), coconut oil, whey protein powder, peanut butter, bee pollen, lecithin.

 

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