This is my favourite go-to green smoothie recipe. I've fiddled with this concoction quite a bit (with a few fails at times), but this is my ultimate combo of combos. It's extremely flexible, as long as you have a frozen banana, some fresh greens, and something creamy for your liquid (a plant-based milk, nut butter, or avocado), you're good to go. Although all those superfood extras do make it even more amazing for your body...
Serves 2 as a Morning/Afternoon Snack, or 1 as a Main Meal
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1 large frozen banana OR 1/2 large frozen banana + 2 feijoas/1 kiwi/1/2c berries, mango or pineapple
1-2 handfuls spinach/kale/silverbeet/cos (3-6 leaves)
1 Tbsp Good Green Stuff/spirulina/Rainbow Superfood Blend/AFA Blue Green Algae
1 Tbsp vanilla pea protein/brown rice protein/mesquite powder
1c plant-based milk (eg rice/almond/soy/oat/coconut) OR water/coconut water + 1/4 avocado/1 Tbsp raw nuts/nut butter/coconut
pinch of stevia leaf powder OR 1 medjool date OR 1 tsp yacon syrup/coconut nectar/agave syrup
2 tsp chia seeds/flaxseed
1 tsp maca
1/4 lemon OR 1/2 lime (flesh & rind)
1 tsp cinnamon
Sliver of ginger
Small handful parsley/coriander/mint
1. Place soft ingredients in blender first, hard ingredients (eg ice) last.
2. Blend and serve!
I like to make this recipe and jar up the second half pop in the fridge for my partner to guzzle down when he gets home from work. Alternatively you can put the second half in the freezer, then pull out first thing in the morning pop it in the sink it will have defrosted back to it's icy original goodness after a few hours.
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