The perfect green smoothie

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There is no easier way to up your vegetable intake than a morning green smoothie.   Compared to juices, smoothies have the added advantage of containing the whole of the vegetable including the fibres which are crucial for gut health.  I try to include at least two vegetables and prefer to use coconut water instead of (nut)milk for a lighter tasting result.   

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serves 2

 

instructions

1 cucumber, cut in 4
1 handful baby spinach
1 handful kale
1/4 frozen banana
small piece of ginger
250ml coconut water
mint
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 serving protein powder
a few icecubes

 
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth.
  2. Add more coconut water if the smoothie is too thick.

notes

  • This is a very flexible recipe: don't have spinach? use lettuce or kale. don't like mango? use apple
  • If you find the taste of a vegetable based smoothie hard to get used to add some more fruit then gradually reduce fruit and add more vegetables