by Buffy Ellen
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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Base Ingredients:1 large frozen banana OR 1/2 large frozen banana + 2 feijoas/1 kiwi/1/2c berries, mango or pineapple1-2 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 powder1c plant-based milk (eg rice/almond/soy/oat/coconut) OR water/coconut water + 1/4 avocado/1 Tbsp raw nuts/nut butter/coconut1-2c ice
Optional Add-ins:pinch of stevia leaf powder OR 1 medjool date OR 1 tsp yacon syrup/coconut nectar/agave syrup2 tsp chia seeds/flaxseed1 tsp maca 1/4 lemon OR 1/2 lime (flesh & rind) 1 tsp cinnamonSliver of gingerSmall handful parsley/coriander/mint
1. Place soft ingredients in blender first, hard ingredients (eg ice) last. 2. Blend and serve!
Toppings:Goji Berries/Bee Pollen/Buckinis/Cacao Nibs/Grawnola/White Mulberries/Coconut/Incan Berries
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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by Buffy Ellen
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I'm Buffy, a food obsessed nutrition nerd, former financial research analyst and investment banker, and now - full time blogger, nutritionist and soon to be naturopath. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my partner Tony, our two cats Zeus and Luna, and our cute-as-pie little girl Mila. Can't wait to share some healthy recipes with you! READ MORE HERE...
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