Green smoothies are big right now, and we’re not just talking about the size of your glass!
Need recipe inspiration? From fruity flavours to delicious green goodness - suck up these healthy smoothies from our favourite food bloggers.
Green is good
Green smoothies are an easy to make, easy to digest, injection of superfoods. Blend some kale, avocado or spirulina, throw in some blueberries or coconut oil for flavour, and you're treating your body to a lush, refreshing drink that’s also bursting with vitamins and micronutrients.
Each glass of green goodness is:
- a natural energy booster,
- great for your immune system, and
- packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.
But they need to taste great too, right? That’s why we asked these flavour experts for their recipe suggestions.
Dannielle of Zamamabakes says a good healthy recipe should have “taste and purpose”. She loves to make decadent treats on her blog, but starts her busy days with a flavoursome nutrient booster that satisfies her sweet tooth.
- 400ml almond milk
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup fresh hulled strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango, diced
- 2 heaped tablespoons avocado
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 teaspoons light agave nectar
Blend it the way you like it and finish with a sprinkle of extra chia seeds for crunch!
Sam at the Annoyed Thyroid is a cancer survivor, who knows the importance of good health. Her ‘Sixer Juice’, is designed to go above and beyond the requisite ‘five a day’. Try this tropical fruit fest with plenty of green to be seen.
- Flesh of 1 mango
- 1 banana, roughly chopped
- 1 green apple, cored and quartered
- 1/4 cucumber, roughly chopped
- A handful of baby spinach leaves
- 1 or 2 Kiwi fruit, peeled and quartered
- 1 tray ice cubes (10-12)
Add water for a thinner juice to drink on the run. If you like a thicker smoothie, freeze the banana before blending.
A bowlful of goodness
If you’ve got more time up your sleeve, why not make a meal of it? Fill a breakfast bowl with a creamier version of your favourite smoothie and top with tastes you love.
Emma and Carla from The Merrymaker Sisters designed their green smoothie bowl with spirulina in mind. According to the girls, this is one superfood you don’t want to skimp on, with more protein than eggs and more calcium than milk. They suggest:
- Flesh of 1 mango
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup ice
- 2 teaspoons spirulina powder
Blend and spoon into a bowl then go nuts with toppings. Try berries, coconut, kiwi fruit, chia seeds or raw cacao powder for a chocolatey hit.
There’s no need to miss out on vital nutrients, no matter how busy your day gets. Get keen on green and start your day with the ultimate fast food!