Simple Green Smoothie Challenge

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

I'm participating in the Simple Green Smoothie challenge this month! I love smoothies/juice and it always makes me sad when I have to pay $8 to buy one, so I'm going to make one every day for this month. These are some of the smoothies I've been having. It's not really a challenge at all, really, because it's so easy and quick to make, and if I'm not feeling hungry enough to have one at breakfast, I'll have it at lunch.

The key to ensuring your green smoothies are smoothies and not watery salads is blending the greens with liquid before adding in everything else. So for every recipe, blend the greens first for about 2 minutes until there are no leafy chunks. I've made the mistake of doing it all in one go and it was not very fun... I had to chew each chunk of kale.... 

Enjoy!

Raspberry, Mango and Banana 
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


Peach, Coconut and Mint 
Smoothie


  • 1/2 cup baby kale leaves
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 peaches, quartered and de seeded
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Strawberry, Watermelon and Carrot

  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 carrot, chopped into 4 or 5 pieces
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup watermelon

Passionfruit, Mango, and Strawberry

  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • pulp of 3 passionfruit
  • 1 cup mangoes
  • 1 cup strawberries


Blueberry, Banana and Watermelon

  • 1/2 cup baby kale leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup watermelon
You can basically put whatever you want in your green smoothie - any combination of fruit, liquids, and greens. 

:)


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